#FeedonThis: Will it be MI or Villanova?

Sharing and shooting Villanova and Michigan bring similar offensive styles into title game

Sharing and shooting Villanova and Michigan bring similar offensive styles into title game

During that stretch, the Wolverines have beaten teams like Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Houston, Texas A&M, Florida State, Montana and Loyola.

The men's NCAA Tournament concludes tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio with a matchup between the #3 Michigan Wolverines and the top seeded Villanova Wildcats. In that second round game, the Wildcats prevailed in route to the program's first championship.

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas has never paid out more than $100,000, so a MI win would result in the biggest loss in the casino's history. The Wolverines won the Big Ten tournament and now just one win away from winning the NCAA tournament.

MI is the nation's No. 3 team in defensive efficiency and has held its five NCAA Tournament opponents to an average of 58.6 points per game.

MI basketball has set a school record for wins with 33. They have one of the most tenacious on-ball defenders in the country in Zavier Simpson.

Michigan's game plan used to revolve around offense, hitting enough shots to outscore teams.

However, the Wolverines aren't the best team in that category entering Monday's game, as Villanova sits 17 spots ahead of them. This kind of achievement never comes easy in the college basketball world, but when seeing the fantastic journey Wright and the Wildcats have experienced so far, there's plenty of reasons to feel confident over their chances of taking down the Wolverines to begin the dynasty conversation.

Villanova, Michigan will live by the 3-pointer, but which team will defend it?

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When the opposing teams do get 3-pointers off, there needs to be a hand in the face - obviously.

Naturally, both of these methods will be proved wrong someday, just as Syracuse proved both of them wrong in the 2003 NCAA tournament.

"Until we went up to beat Michigan State we weren't nationally ranked". According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, Villanova has a 79.8 percent chance of winning, so the numbers are well in favor of Jay Wright's team. The over/under total is now listed at 144.5 points.

Villanova's scoring leader is Jalen Brunson.

Much earlier, at about the 13-minute mark of the first half, Collin Gillespie spotted up and swished for 'Nova's sixth 3 of the game, which gave it the NCAA record for 3s in a season, with 442. He's also the player anyone would want with the game on the line.

Maybe even more important, MI has held its opponent under their season average for 3-point attempts 12 times during the 14 games. He's also a superb defender who can guard multiple positions.

Seniors to the rescue: Aside from Moe Wagner and Charles Matthews, nobody made any shots in the semifinal game.

In a prediction poll of Vegas Stats & Information Network hosts, Las Vegas bookmakers and professional handicappers, the Wildcats are the straight-up pick by 18 of 20 panelists, and 10 of 20 are betting on Villanova (5-0 against the spread in the tournament) to cover the number.

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