Michigan v Villanova

Villanova Rolls to Their Third NCAA Title

Donte DiVincenzo's 31 points power the Wildcats to 79-62 win over Michigan.

In 1985, Villanova pulled an unforgettable upset over Georgetown to win their first NCAA title. They won their second in 2016, when Kris Jenkins beat the buzzer against North Carolina. This year needed no such drama. In a tournament full of surprises, the Wildcats were predictably powerful, beating every opponent by double digits. The No. 1 seed capped off its dominant March Madness run with a convincing 79-62 win over No. 3 Michigan to take home their second title in three years. See how it played out, in pictures...

Chemistry 101 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Chemistry 101 A tight Villanova squad huddles up prior to tip off. And We're Underway Matt Marriott/NCAA Photos via Getty Images And We're Underway Villanova's Omari Spellman and Michigan's Isaiah Livers jump it up in front of an Alamodome crowd of 67,831. Gotta Go to Moe Tom Pennington/Getty Images Gotta Go to Moe Moritz Wagner got off to a hot start, scoring nine of the Wolverines' first 11 points. Pin Ball Wizard Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Pin Ball Wizard Michigan's Charles Matthews made an early statement, blocking Jalen Brunson's shot into the glass. So This Is What Trailing Feels Like... Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images So This Is What Trailing Feels Like... Villanova started sluggish, missing eight of their first nine three-pointers after hitting a record 18 against Kansas in the semifinal. Only the Strong Survive Tom Pennington/Getty Images Only the Strong Survive There are no easy buckets when a national championship is on the line. Here Come the Cats Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Here Come the Cats Omari Spellman throws down a monster dunk during Villanova's first half comeback. Super-Sub Tom Pennington/Getty Images Super-Sub Donte DiVincenzo delivered a spark and then some, coming off the bench to ignite the Wildcats. Donte's Inferno Brett Wilhelm/NCAA Photos via Getty Images Donte's Inferno DiVincenzo owned the night for Nova, finishing with a career-high 31 points. Aerial Assault Tom Pennington/Getty Images Aerial Assault Mikal Bridges soars to the hoop for two of his 19 points on the night. You Shall Not Pass! Tom Pennington/Getty Images You Shall Not Pass! He wasn't just unguardable. Donte DiVincenzo denied Michigan with some huge blocked shots. For the Wink Ronald Martinez/Getty Images For the Wink DiVincenzo's spectacular performance earned him the honor of Final Four's Most Outstanding Player. Sealed With a Kiss Tom Pennington/Getty Images Sealed With a Kiss Head coach Jay Wright shares an emotional moment with his sensational senior, Jalen Brunson. Celebration Time Tom Pennington/Getty Images Celebration Time Whether inside the Alamodome or in the streets of Philly, it's time to party. All the Feels Tom Pennington/Getty Images All the Feels Donte DiVincenzo and Jalen Brunson share an emotional moment after the final buzzer. Hand Them the Hardware Tom Pennington/Getty Images Hand Them the Hardware For the second time in three years, the Wildcats get to hoist the national championship trophy. Nothing But Nylon Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Nothing But Nylon Jalen Brunson takes his turn with the scissors. The Wright Stuff Tom Pennington/Getty Images The Wright Stuff The Villanova head coach joins an elite company of coaches with multiple national championships. He needs just nine more to break John Wooden's record. Let it Snow Chris Covatta/Getty Images Let it Snow To the victor goes the confetti. Lots and lots of it.