Monday, April 2, 2018

Championship Game tidbits

Villanova wins its 3rd National Championship.  They also won in 1985 and 2016.

Villanova is 3-1 in National Championship games.  They have won their last 3.

Villanova becomes the 9th school to win at least 3 National Championships.

  • UCLA 11
  • Kentucky 8
  • North Carolina 6
  • Duke 5
  • Indiana 5
  • Connecticut 4
  • Kansas 3
  • Louisville 3
  • Villanova 3

Villanova becomes the 4th National Champion to win all 6 games by double-digits.

  • 2000 Michigan State
  • 2001 Duke
  • 2009 North Carolina
Villanova is the first team since Florida (2006, 2007) to win two National Championships in a 3-year period.  They are the first team since Kentucky (1996, 1998) to win 2 in a 3-year span, but not consecutively.

Villanova is 2-0 vs. Michigan in the tournament.  They also defeated Michigan 59-55 in the 1985 Round of 32.

Villanova win their 46th tournament game as a member of the Big East which passes Georgetown for 3rd all-time behind Syracuse (50) and Connecticut (48).

Villanova is 6-3 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament. 

Villanova is 4-1 vs. #3 seeds. 

Villanova is 6-1 playing in Texas.  They won both the 2016 (Houston) and 2018 (San Antonio) National Championships in Texas.

Villanova is 5-1 on Mondays in the tournament.  Only UCLA with 6 has more wins on Monday.  Connecticut, Duke, Kentucky and North Carolina have also won 5 games on a Monday.

Michigan is 1-6 in National Championship games.  They have lost their last 4.

Michigan's 4 straight National Championship game losses ties Duke for the most consecutive all-time.  Duke lost their first 4 appearances in the National Championship game.

Michigan is 2-3 vs. the Big East including a 1-2 record in the National Championship game.  They defeated Seton Hall in 1989 and lost to Louisville in 2013 when they were a member of the Big East.

Michigan is 4-7 vs. #1 seeds.

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