After bombing a Final Four record 18 three-pointers in the national semifinal rout of Kansas, Villanova shot just 10-of-27 from beyond the arc in the title game. DiVincenzo, though, was 5-of-7. “I was just feeling it offensively,” DiVincenzo said. Asked how he’s able to embrace coming off the bench, DiVincenzo said, “I love these guys. I’m not trying to get involved with my personal career because I know the coaches are going to put me in the best situation to succeed. And I had to grow up a lot this year. Early in the year it’s difficult not being a starter, and just knowing the reason why is I know coach’s plan for me, it just made it so much easier.” Villanova (36-4) outscored Kansas and Michigan by a combined 33 in the Final Four. DiVincenzo scored in double-figures in four of Villanova’s six NCAA Tournament games, scoring 18 against Alabama in the second round, 12 on Texas Tech in the Elite Eight and 15 on Kansas in the national semifinal.
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