With the national championship coming up Monday night and all the hype that comes with it — especially after watching 38-0 Kentucky fall to Wisconsin in one of the best revenge games of all time on Saturday — we here at Dorm Room Hoops thought it might be beneficial to put the championship game into a little bit of perspective. Let’s take a look back at the best national championship games in the history of the game.
In a stunner tonight, No. 8 NC State has shocked No. 1 Villanova at the Consol Energy Center, 71-68.
Darrun Hillard went off tonight to the tune of 27 points, but it wasn’t enough to top the upstart Wolfpack in a tight game. The first half was close, with a flurry of fouls going into the half, with NC State up 32-28. After the break, things continued to heat up with the game becoming quite chippy near the end, as 12 fouls were recorded in the last 5 minutes. Villanova sank three from beyond the arc as a final comeback bid, but never could pull ahead of State.
If there was a snoozer on Thursday, this one was it. (Sorry, Lafayette.) Villanova, the top seed in the East region, rolled to a 93-52 win over the undermatched Leopards. The 41-point loss for Lafayette was the worst loss in NCAA Tournament history for a team from the Patriot League. Villanova never trailed in the game.