Federal probe, Villanova top 2018-19 story lines

Villanova's Eric Paschall (4) reacts as he loses the control of the ball against Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) and Charles Matthews (1) during the first half in the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — A year ago at this time, Villanova faced the question of whether it could keep rolling after two seasons of key player losses from its 2016 national championship team.

Simply the best: Never challenged, ‘Nova wins another title

Fans cheer on the campus of Villanova University after the NCAA college basketball national championship game between Villanova and Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Somewhere between all those heart-stoppers and tearjerkers, all the upset-riddled brackets and things we’d never seen before, the best team in college basketball was hiding in plain sight.

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP poll for 2018-19

Villanova players celebrate after the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Villanova was clearly the college basketball best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament, capping it rout over Michigan in the title game.

Series win over Beavers rare highlight for struggling Utah

Utah second baseman Oliver Dunn completes a double play against Oregon State during an NCAA college baseball game in Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday, March 31, 2018. A Utah team that opened the season 0-13 pulled the upset of the college baseball season, winning two of three against top-ranked Oregon State. (Dan Lofgren/University of Utah via AP)

Utah, which started 0-13 and lost 19 of its first 23, shook up the college baseball universe over the weekend by winning two of three against an Oregon State team that has been the most dominant in the country.

Ogunbowale puts stamp on thrilling women’s season

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale sinks a 3-point basket over Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians, right, to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Arike Ogunbowale put an exclamation point on a thrilling women’s college basketball season.

Final Four hero lifts Notre Dame to title

Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale, left, is congratulated by teammate Jackie Young after sinking a 3-point basket to defeat Mississippi State 61-58 in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Arike Ogunbowale hit the shot of her life — again.

What to watch between Michigan, Villanova in NCAA title game

Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, bumps his fist with Mikal Bridges as Jalen Brunson, center, and Bridges arrive at a news conference with head coach Jay Wright, left, and Mikal Bridges for the championship game of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Michigan, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A wild, entertaining season and one of the maddest Marches in college basketball history has reached its pinnacle.

Moe’s moment: Michigan big man Wagner living NCAA dreams

Michigan's Moritz Wagner (13) reacts during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against Loyola-Chicago, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — When Moe Wagner gets frustrated during Michigan’s practices, he’ll sometimes turn away from his teammates and let loose with a loud, multisyllabic string of what his teammates can only assume are profanities.

For Villanova’s Bridges, it’s more about winning than stats

Villanova's Mikal Bridges (25) goes up for a shot against Kansas's Lagerald Vick (2) during the second half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, March 31, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Chris Steppig, NCAA Photos Pool)

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Mikal Bridges isn’t worried about the numbers of shots he’s getting within Villanova’s highly efficient attack. And he doesn’t always jump out when watching the Wildcats as he glides through that rolling-right-along offense.

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