Villanova soared to victory over Oklahoma in the Final Four, but to win the university’s second National Championship the team will be needing to conquer the odds yet again and take down UNC.
The Villanova Wildcats bested their other two seed opponent Oklahoma Sooners 95-51 on Saturday night for a lopsided 44-point shellacking that was the largest margin of victory ever in one last Four game.
Vegas sportsbooks had the team from Philly as merely a two-point favorite heading into the competition. Bettors who put money on mind advisor Jay Wright’s squad had small angst during the 40-minute game as Villanova took control roughly halfway through the very first half and never looked back.
Their opponent for Monday night’s 2016 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship may be the University of North Carolina. The number 1 Tar Heels were a 10-point favorite over Syracuse, the spread that is largest in last Four history, and they covered it handsomely Saturday by beating the Orange 83-66.
Tonight’s title game tips off at 9:19 pm ET right in front of 70,000 fans in Houston’s NRG Stadium. With Jim Nantz calling the action, many are speculating, and perhaps betting, as to whether Nantz will conclude the game utilizing the line, ‘Houston, we have winner.’
Saturday’s two last Four games had been expected to feature a blowout and a nail-biter. The latter had been pr （更多…）