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 136 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. And the Wildcats show no signs of slowing down.
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. The decisive win showed just how far the program has come in a short time.
Beilein: 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 2018 Villanova rank among all the national championship teams?
Headlined by the 1972 UCLA Bruins, 80 teams have cut down the nets at an NCAA tournament. Villanova became the latest, winning its second title in three years. Where does this triumph rank all time?
2018 NCAA tournament schedule
Here's a look at the key dates, locations and results for the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Key 2019 NCAA tournament, Selection Sunday, Final Four dates
The 2019 NCAA tournament field will be decided on Selection Sunday, March 17. The Final Four will take place in Minneapolis from April 6-8.
Tournament Challenge: Villanova was brackets' second-overall favorite to win it all
Following the Wildcats' triumph over Michigan, a few final numbers from the Tournament Challenge brackets on ESPN.com.
Bilas impressed by DiVincenzo's dominance
Jay Bilas praises Donte DiVincenzo's performance of 31 points for Villanova in the championship game.
Tournament Challenge: Brackets had far less faith in Michigan making it to final
Nearly a third of brackets on ESPN.com picked Villanova to reach the championship game. Only 8 percent thought the same of Michigan.
Worst bad beats of the 2018 NCAA tournament
What were the worst bad beats of the 2018 NCAA tournament? Rob Nelson recaps the most brutal, including a pair of Kansas games.
How every player on Villanova and Michigan will impact the title game
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.
ESPN predictions: All-in on Villanova to win it all
Experts rarely agree ... except on this. Nearly all of our experts feel the same way about Monday's title game between Villanova and Michigan.
The two trends that indicate Villanova is about to win it all
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 2004 to 2017.
Is it the shoes? Color Michigan's win streak pink
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.
Why Villanova's terrifying offense is so hard to slow down
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.
How Michigan's defense is shutting down every offense in its path
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: Villanova.
Sister Jean tells Loyola she's proud of team
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.
From FBI to Final Four, all the moments from a wild hoops season
From UCLA's trip to China, to the FBI, to Louisville vacating a title, to the rise and fall of Trae Young, to Alabama playing 3-on-5, to a 16 over a 1 ... you get the idea. On the eve of the last day of the season, look back at the wild ride to get here.
The forbidden home of March Madness
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. The NCAA still wants nothing to do with Vegas -- but the tide could be turning.
Villanova won it all. Can the Wildcats or any of the NCAA tournament's other top teams make another run next year? That'll be determined, in large part, by their recruiting. Here's what the future holds for these teams.