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Villanova Favored (Again) as They Face Michigan in NCAA Men's Basketball Championship

Villanova made a Final Four-record 18 3-pointers Saturday night, playing long ball to snuff out the Kansas Jayhawks early in a 95-79 victory

The Final Four is down to two teams: Villanova will play for its second national championship in three years when the Wildcats face Michigan on Monday night.

Two years after Jalen Brunson and coach Jay Wright's Wildcats triumphed in Houston, they'll be the favorites (something they have been every game this season) to do it again in the Lone Star State.

Their final obstacle is a Wolverines team currently led by German center Moe Wagner, a nightmare matchup for most opponents.

But Villanova is a 3-point shooting machine that tests the depth and defense of every opponent. The Wolverines have scrapped and clawed for most of their victories during March Madness, but that resourcefulness should be fully tested by the No. 1-seeded Wildcats. 

Michigan is in the title game for the second time under coach John Beilein, who has never won a national championship. His 2013 Wolverines lost to Rick Pitino's Louisville Cardinals in Atlanta.

Villanova is favored by about 7 points.

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