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Tonight, we will crown a new NCAA Division I Men's National Champion. Two great storied programs have outlasted over 64 teams to get to the final stage. The Michigan Wolverines have been one of the hottest teams in the country ever since they ran the course in the Big Ten Conference. The Villanova Wildcats have dominated all season long thanks to great coach and amazing two way play on the offense and defensive side. But the main question that will be answer tonight is. Will Momentum outlast Experience? Granted, the power of momentum can bring great results but it will never come close to experience. After all, experience is the best teacher, something the Nova Wildcats have in the biggest stage of them all.
The Wolverines showed how battling tough competition such as their Big Ten foes, Ohio State and Michigan State can prepared you for hard fought battles during the time it counts. Winners of 14 straight, Michigan is playing the best style of basketball in college basketball thanks to their gritty defense and hard nosed hustle points they get possession after possession.Moritz Wagner and Charles Matthews have been big time for the Wolverines which helped them get them to the space they are at today. But will it be enough to take down the Wildcats?
It doesn't seem so as Nova are coming off a scorching record breaking shooting performance. They dominated the Kansas Jayhawks by lighting them up for an record 14 threes. Brunson and freshman phenom Omari Spellman have been super impressive. Jay Wright has these Wildcats motivated during the most important time of the season which makes them even more unstoppable. With a balance attack between veterans such as Brunson and Bridges, Nova is on the brink to win championship #2 out of 3.
If the Wolverines want to make this a close one, intense on-the-ball defense must be on a all time high while they must not go on long scoring droughts just how they did with Loyola-Chicago. But even if they are capable of making this a close one, Nova's experience players they have from the 2016 National Championship team will be too much for Michigan to handle. Even if Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges goes on a drought, they have an ex factor in forward Eric Paschall who is liable to takeover the game on both ends of the floor. The NY bred hooper brings a tough, tenacious swagger to the floor which intimidates defenders no matter who guards him. One of the huge assets to the 2016 national championship team, Paschall leaves it all on the floor. With these three hoopers along with great play by Spellman to be included in the mix, expect Nova to cut down the nets for the 2nd time in 3 years.