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Andrew Lange and Seth Walder are here to help, providing their best bets. Who will make the difference for Villanova or Michigan in Monday's national title game? It could be anyone. So here's how every key player could have a game to remember. Nearly all of our experts feel the same way about Monday's title game between Villanova and Michigan. Villanova has some tournament and polling history on its side in Monday's national title game against Michigan.

Does it really matter? The same trends would have correctly picked every champ from to The Wolverines' pink shoes are more than a fashion statement. They are connected to the team's 14 consecutive victories that have fueled its run to the title game.

Jay Wright gives his players a green light to shoot, and the result has been a relentless attack known for long runs of 3-pointers that turn close games into routs. The emergence of freshman big man Omari Spellman gives the Wildcats yet another weapon.

Michigan has made life miserable for opponents all season. In the age of the 3, it's been suffocating defense that has the Wolverines one win away from a title. Now, though, comes the biggest test of all: Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt was waiting at the hallway door to give Loyola-Chicago's players a hug and consoling words after their loss to Michigan on Saturday. On the eve of the last day of the season, look back at the wild ride to get here.

Las Vegas has become a March destination for fans of four different college hoops conferences, while bettors spill out of Vegas sportsbooks during NCAA tournament week. To help make this website better, to improve and personalize your experience and for advertising purposes, are you happy to accept cookies and other technologies? The one night when this college basketball season made sense That Villanova was celebrating a national title felt right in a season in which very little else did.

It's time to put Jay Wright in the pantheon of elite college coaches With wins in the past four seasons, Wright has Villanova firmly entrenched as a national power and has established himself as one of the elite coaches in the game. Villanova's title proves it is the best team -- and program -- in all of college basketball The Wildcats beat Michigan for their second national title in the past three years.

We had no answer for MOP DiVincenzo Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo lit up Michigan with a career-high 31 points -- a national title game record for scoring off the bench -- and earned Final Four most outstanding player honors as the Wildcats claimed their second championship in three years. Villanova's Jalen Brunson learned early that the road to basketball success is a long one After seeing his father's journeyman NBA career, he was in no hurry to leave for the NBA.

Where does Villanova rank among all the national championship teams? Check your bracket FiveThirtyEight: Win probabilities Recruit and return: With big recruiting class, Michigan could have a bigger year next season With a strong group of returning starters led by Zavier Simpson and the addition of a deep recruiting class, the future looks bright for Michigan.