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Not just 3s: defense, rebounding help Villanova win title

Michigan's Zavier Simpson caught a quick pass, took a dribble to the rim and went up for what should've been an easy layup.

That's when Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo come flying in from behind to stuff the layup into the side of the rim and force a possession-changing jump ball.

On this night, with a national championship on the line, it was a fitting reminder that this Wildcats team is more than just a remarkably good 3-point shooting team. It was a tournament-tested group capable of winning in a variety of ways — and in Monday's 79-62 win against Michigan, it was just as much about Villanova's strong defensive finish to the first half and its rebounding as it was about...

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