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2018 Schedule
33-8, 4th in Big Ten
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11d

Michigan coach Beilein in talks for new contract

Coming off a Final Four appearance last season, Michigan is looking to lock up coach John Beilein to a contract extension that will keep him with the Wolverines beyond 2020-21.

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33dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

53d

Campus Conversation Basketball: Nova Rolls, Looking Ahead To '19

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello and Rob Dauster react to Villanova's dominant win (3:30), discuss their takeaways from the season (15:50), look ahead to next year (30:59) & more. Plus, the last installment of "Talk Nerdy To Me" with Seth Walder & Paul Sabin (22:20).

Beilein: 'We just couldn't score the ball today' (2:20)
Wagner reflects on Michigan's fantastic season (1:16)
Abdur-Rahkman on loss: 'It was tough' (1:08)
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54dMyron Medcalf

Hoops royalty leads Way-Too-Early Top 25

Villanova reigns as national champion. How does the field stack up for next season? Here's your first look at the best of the best for next season.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Villanova 79, Michigan 62 Villanova wins its second national title in three years. Villanova is the best program in college basketball right now.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova has done OK without Jalen Brunson for a couple-minute stretch here and there this season, but now he's got four fouls with 10-plus minutes remaining. Can Michigan take advantage? Or is it just another chance for Donte DiVincenzo to take over?

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The double technical fouls called on Moritz Wagner and Omari Spellman were the first technicals in a title game since Chris Webber's timeout in 1993.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Moe Wagner and Omari Spellman have been exchanging words all night, and it eventually led to a double technical foul call, after Spellman fouled Wagner hard. It was the first technical in a title game since Chris Webber's timeout in 1993.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The emotional element of this is key. Michigan played Villanova tough in the first half. The Wildcats not named Donte DiVincenzo couldn't find a rhythm. Yet, the Wolverines will start the second half nearly down by double digits. They opened this game with fire and they have to bring that attitude to have a chance to close this gap and win.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a tribute to the way Villanova plays that it went 4-of-13 from 3 and got little production from Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges in the first half, yet the Wildcats lead Michigan 37-28 at halftime.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan did whatever it wanted for the first part of the opening half, Villanova couldn't make anything ... and Villanova goes into the half up by nine. Donte DiVincenzo was the catalyst offensively for ‘Nova, with 18 points. Really good half from the Wildcats' bench.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Donte DiVincenzo has talked about how difficult it was to initially accept his role as sixth man off the bench. But he's flourished in that spot for the Wildcats, and he's showing once again why against Michigan. DiVincenzo provided a spark the Wildcats desperately needed after starting cold, leading the way in scoring in the first half.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Donte DiVincenzo: 16 points, 6-for-8 FG Villanova's five starters: 14 points, 5-for-17 FG

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.6176th
Rebounds Per Game33.3284th
Assists Per Game14.3122nd
Points Allowed63.38th

Tournament History

Final Fours7
Tournament Record54-26
Championship Seasons1989
Tournament Appearances27