Villanova Wildcats vs Michigan Wolverines Live Stream Free basketball in NCAA national championship game
It’s Final Four Saturday. San Antonio’s Alamodome is home to the semi-final round of the NCAA Men’s basketball tournament. The last four teams standing were No. 3 seed Michigan, No. 11 Loyola-Chicago, No. 1 Villanova and No. 3 Kansas. They will compete in the semi-finals for a chance to become this year’s national champion.
Michigan (32-7) defeated Loyola-Chicago (32-5) in the first game of the evening. The Wolverines were a -5.5 favorite and covered the spread, defeating the Ramblers by a score of 69-57.
And Villanova (34-3) defeated Kansas (31-7) with a final score of 95-79. Ahead of the game, the Wildcats were a five-point favorite to advance to the final.
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Villanova defeats Kansas
Villanova wins 95-79 and will play in their second National Championship game in the past three years.
After their 11-point run in the first half, the Wildcats never looked back. They led by 15 at the half and kept a double-digit lead through the entire second half.
Eric Paschall led Nova with 24 points. Devonte’ Graham had 23 for Kansas.
Along the way they set a record. Their 18 3-pointers are now the most number of field goals outside the arc in a Final Four game.
The NCAA National Championship game is now set. Villanova will face No. 3 Michigan Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET.
Villanova hits their first mid-range shot
13:12: Villanova hits their first mid-range shot tonight. They have yet to attempt a mid-range shot or a free throw, but have hit 17 from outside the arc or 50% of the 34 they’ve attempted.
11:58: Commercial time out. Villanova has a 20-point lead over Kansas, 67-47.
Second half is underway
Villanova started the second half empty. As Kansas turned down the court, Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk was fouled and made both his free throws.
Taking the ball down the court, Phil Booth’s shot is blocked, but Eric Paschall got the rebound and sank his fourth jump shot from 3-point range. Villanova is up 50-34 over Kansas.
Villanova leads Kansas at half
At the half, Villanova leads by 15. The 47 points the Wildcats have scored is the most Kansas has allowed in the tournament so far. Villanova is 13/26 from 3-point range.
Jalen Brunson leads the Wildcats with 13, while Devonte’ Graham leads the Jayhawks with 10.
The story of this game has been Villanova’s shooting from outside the arc. Villanova is 17-for-33, Kansas 13-for-30. The difference, thus far, is Villanova’s 13 three-pointers. All but seven of their shots have been from behind the three-point line.
The Wildcats’ 13 3-point field goals ties a Final Four record for most 3-point shots made.
Another record for Villanova
Villanova has held a 3-point shooting clinic Saturday evening. The Wildcats are 15-of-27 on field goals tonight. Thirteen of those are 3-pointers.
Meanwhile, Kansas is 11 for 24, shooting 2-of-4 from downtown.
Kansas goes on a 7-point run
The Jayhawks have scored seven unanswered points, cutting Villanova’s lead in halt. Coming off the bench, Silvio De Sousa scored five in the past two minutes of play. Villanova is up 28-15.
Nova breaks NCAA 3-point record
The Wildcats broke the NCAA men’s basketball single season record for made 3-pointers Saturday — and there’s still 12:46 to go in the first half. The teamhit 443 3-pointers this year.
They lead the Jayhawks 22-4.
Villanova is on fire
Villanova came out the gates hot and immediately went on an 11-o run. The Wildcats lead the Kansas Jayhawks 16-4.
Freshman forward Omari Spellman leads the team with six.
Next up: Kansas vs. Villanova
Kansas and Villanova are warming up ahead of tip-off. The winner will meet Michigan in the national championship. The game is scheduled for Monday night at 9:20 p.m. ET on TBS.
This is Villanova’s second Final Four appearance in the last three years. Kansas is returning to the city and arena where it won its last NCAA title in 2008, CBS Sports writes.
Michigan defeats Loyola-Chicago
On the shoulders of junior Moritz Wagner, the Michigan Wolverines have defeated the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers 69-57.
Michigan went on a 38-16 run to close the game. Wagner lead Michigan with 24 points and Charles Matthews had 17.
The Wolverines will play for its first NCAA national championship since 1989 on Monday.