First off, congratulations to the winners of Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, the Villanova Wildcats for their second title in three seasons and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for winning their second Women’s NCAA Tournament title in legendary fashion.
If you were not paying attention or sleeping under a rock, the Irish were able its first women’s basketball national championship in 17 years by defeating Mississippi State 61–58 on Sunday night in Columbus, Ohio because of this incredible shot by Arike Ogunbowale.
ARIKE OGUNBOWALE JUST WON NOTRE DAME THE 2018 NATIONAL TITLE! pic.twitter.com/ZCNhyF1uIf
— ESPN (@espn) April 2, 2018
And this was just two days after Ogunbowale did the exact same thing vs the heavily favored UConn Huskies.
Arike Ogunbowale for the win and upset of unbeaten UConn. pic.twitter.com/dxVfsl1DZ1
— Zach Heilprin (@ZachHeilprin) March 31, 2018
Legendary stuff….something you dream about and she was able to accomplish it TWICE in the same Final Four….amazing!
Then, last night, Michigan held a slight lead on the #1 seeded Wildcats in the first half…until Donte DiVincenzo stepped on the floor.
DiVincenzo, a sophomore guard from Delaware, came off the bench to score 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting in Villanova’s 79-62 win over Michigan and was named most outstanding player at the Final Four. His 31 points marked the highest scoring total off the bench in a national title game.
Congrats to these two young legends of the college game!