The halftime break didn't stop the Villanova Wildcats' momentum in capturing their second national title in three seasons, at the expense of the Michigan Wolverines, 79-62.
Villanova picked up where it left off—23-7 run to end the first half—and never looked back in the final 20 minutes, after being down early to a hot Michigan team. Mikal Bridges delivered the finishing blow with 19 points, but no Wildcat was bigger than reserve Donte DiVincenzo, who scored a career-high 31 en route to being named the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player.
Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman topscored for the Wolverines with 23, while college unicorn Moritz Wagner typified their strong start, kicking things off with 11. He wasn't able to sustain it, though, and ended with 16 markers.
This is Villanova coach Jay Wright's second championship, which was more impressive with National Player of the Year Jalen Brunson (9 pts) being foul-plagued all night. Amid the disappointment from the officiating and blowout, majority of social media was still gracious enough to recognize the Wildcats' greatness.
The real MVP, though, was DiVincenzo, who turned everyone's heads and caught the attention of NBA pros and basketball analysts. Aside from putting up the most points off the bench of any palyer in National Championship history, the 6'5" guard also contributed five rebounds, three assists, and two blocks. Have yourself a night, Big Ragu!
His performance was indeed "One Shining Moment":