Sadly Sister Jean’s touch of God couldn’t elevate Loyola-Chicago as far as the NCAA National Championship game, so it was the Villanova and Michigan men’s basketball teams battling it out on Monday night.
In the end, the Villanova Wildcats were the ones celebrating as the confetti fell after they beat the Michigan Wolverines 79-62.
Michigan kept it close at first, starting out fast. But they soon lost their bite, and the Wildcats went wild with a runaway lead.
The game aired live on TBS from the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and dominated Twitter trends — to the surprise of no one, with ‘Nova’s Donte DiVincenzo dominating both the game and social media in the first half.
Early candidate for a headline from follower @dhamner1906:
IT’S NOT DELIVERY, IT’S DIVINCENZO!
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 3, 2018
DiVincenzo ended the night with 31 points — and won the hearts of basketball fans across America.
While there are always surprises, this year really put the “madness” into March Madness, with favorites Arizona and Virginia both being ousted in the first round.
Sister Jean’s Loyola-Chicago became the Cinderella team of the championship, but even they couldn’t get past the Wolverines in the Final Four on Saturday.
Of course, not everyone was impressed by TBS’ coverage Monday night, as Rob Lowe tweeted: “Announcers clearly rooting for Michigan. Making no attempt to hide it.
Announcers clearly rooting for Michigan. Making no attempt to hide it. #NCAAChampionship
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 3, 2018
Maria Shriver was rooting for Michigan, but sadly she’d have been disappointed seeing as “blue” failed to deliver.
— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) April 3, 2018
The Wildcats’ win marked another huge victory for the city of Philadelphia, which is still basking in the glory of the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.
The Eagles Super Bowl win is the gift that keeps on giving to the city of Philadelphia. Look at what Philly teams have done since..including Villanova tonight
— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 3, 2018