Villanova-Michigan set for national title game

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Villanova-Michigan set for national title game

Both Michigan and Villanova were favored (by 5.5 and 5.0 points, respectively) in their semifinal games. "They're going to get their open looks". So you have to shoot as well as they do. Yes, there is a significant possibility that Michigan's perimeter defenders compel a poor shooting night from Nova. The main concern might be whether shooting guard Mikal Bridges bounces back from failing to hit a three-pointer in the Wildcats' Elite Eight win against Texas Tech, but Texas Tech grades out much higher defensively than Kansas.

One-and-done they are not. They've had bad shooting nights.

Maybe I am missing something here, but MI +8 points is where I would put my money in this game.

Meanwhile, Wright moved up the assistant ranks at Drexel, Villanova and Nevada-Las Vegas before landing his first head-coaching gig at Hofstra in 1994. The game-day attire for MI coach John Beilein is reflective of the Wolverines' emphasis on old-school fundamentals and defense.

"That jump shot he made last night, that's something", Beilein said.

"I'll be honest with you, we're still watching film", Wright said. I think he prepared practice [schedules] on that flight.

When a German coaching friend put Wagner on MI coach John Beilein's radar five years ago, Beilein could tell Wagner wasn't a normal teenager from their first phone conversation. Moritz Wagner had been leading the team this season, averaging 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Their defense is lock down, they hustle and they do it all without a five-star blue chipped on the roster. "We want them to enjoy the college experience and then we hope that after one year of enjoying the college experience they have a really hard decision to make that the National Basketball Association wants you but you really enjoy college". So I get a little paranoid about that. "He hasn't had the opportunity to make a jump shot in two months, and that form, he goes up and makes that shot ... that tells you what type of kid he is. He's really, really good". "And I honestly just tried to do my job". Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, he guards. "They've really taken a step in that area".

Their next task: Find some way to slow Villanova's 3-ball roll. They defend the 3.

When it comes to covering the spread, they are basically the same. That would be a best-case scenario against the Wildcats. "And that's all I want to be".

Of course, Beilein would love to have a championship - the Wolverines made the 2013 title game and lost to Louisville.

And ask anyone in Michigan's locker room: the turning points of the season didn't come in big wins, but in those stinging lossess.

"He does more than just score for that team", Spellman said. "And someday you're going to say, I gave it everything I had, and if I'm falling into my grave, that's OK too", Beilein said. "There are so many wrinkles to what he does".

"You'd be on a guy and you'd just hope you wouldn't see John in the gym". They'll set some ball screens. "It was an offensive clinic against a very good defensive team". We have a lot of things still going on in the future. Mikal Bridges, a forward - though he can play like a guard and has the wingspan of a center - is expected to be taken in the National Basketball Association draft in June with a lottery pick. He said consistency is big for Villanova in terms of the players it puts on the floor. "Then their wings are 6-3, 6-4, 6-5, 6-6".

Azubuike returning would provide the anchor for a team that would go from a four-guard nightmare to a post-powered crew. They can drive the ball. Villanova was beaten on the glass in in three of its four losses, with Butler, St. John's and Providence offsetting misses by combining to average 13.7 second-chance points.

MI (33-7) got here by ousting Loyola-Chicago in the Final Four on Saturday night, sending home Sister Jean and her Ramblers, the fan-favorite underdogs.

On Monday night, it will be up to Beilein's very good defense to try to prevent another one.

Robinson, now a MI senior, is the only player who has played in both the Division I and Division III Final Fours. "Shot-fake and attack the rim".

MI may have a better answer than Kansas had. "The way we play is to make people take the tough contested 2s".

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