Here's what you need to know about the NCAA men’s basketball tournament final Monday night, which pits Villanova against Michigan.
Time: 9:20 p.m.
Location: Alamodome, San Antonio
TV/Video: TBS (Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Tracy Wolfson), March Madness Live, TNT (Michigan TeamCast), TruTV (Villanova TeamCast)
Records: No. 1 seed Villanova (35-4) vs. No. 3 seed Michigan (33-7)
Line: Villanova by 7 (as of Monday afternoon)
Team leaders: Points: Villanova’s Jalen Brunson (19.2 per game) and Michigan’s Moritz Wagner (14.6)
Rebounds: Villanova’s Omari Spellman (7.9 per game) and Michigan’s Moritz Wagner (7.1)
Assists: Villanova’s Jalen Brunson (4.7 per game) and Michigan’s Zavier Simpson (3.7)
Local ties: Michigan’s maybe the more familiar program to local basketball fans, having played (and swept) Maryland in Big Ten Conference play this season, but it’s Villanova that has two Baltimore-area players. Wildcats starting guard Phil Booth (Mount Saint Joseph), an unlikely hero in the NCAA final two years ago, has returned from myriad injuries to give the team double-digit scoring and veteran leadership. He’s teammates with practice player turned walk-on Denny Grace (Calvert Hall), who has appeared briefly in 15 games this season and scored three points.