Villanova vs. Michigan

8:20 p.m. Monday • Alamodome, San Antonio • TBS


Villanova (35-4) made a Final Four-record 18 three-pointers in the semifinals, and its 66 three-pointers in five games broke the NCAA tournament record. Coach Jay Wright is looking to win his second national title in three seasons. Michigan (33-7) will need its best effort on the defensive end. Teams are shooting 38 percent from the field and made only 18 threes in the NCAA tournament against the Wolverines.

Players to watch

Villanova: Eric Paschall was a semifinal star with 24 points on 10-for-11 shooting, but he also had a 1-for-25 stretch on three-pointers this season.

Michigan: It’s all about Moe Wagner, who produced the first 20-point, 15-rebound Final Four game since 1983 on Saturday.

Keys to victory

Wildcats win if: They can stop Wagner from getting easy baskets on putbacks. He had six offensive boards Saturday.

Wolverines win if: They can force ’Nova into double-digit turnovers, which they did with Loyola’s 17 on Saturday.


Villanova 72, Michigan 66