Michigan Men Fall to Villanova in NCAA Title Game

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS – Michigan’s quest for its first NCAA national championship since 1989 and second in program history came to an end with a 79-62 loss to Villanova in San Antonio on Monday.

Appearing in their first national championship since falling to Louisville in the 2013 title game, the Wolverines led throughout much of the first before the Wildcats (36-4) ended the half on a 19-7 run to take a 37-28 lead to the locker room.

The championship is Villanova’s second since 2016 and third all time.

Sophomore Donte DiVincenzo scored a game-high 31 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 5-7 from 3-point range.

Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman led Michigan with 23 points, while Moritz Wagner has 16 points and seven rebounds.

Winners of consecutive Big Ten Conference tournament championships, Michigan concludes its season at 33-8.