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DiVincenzo makes it rain; Nova tops Michigan for title

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David J. Phillip/ AP Villanova’s Donte DiVincenzo, right, celebrates with his colleagues after the championship game of the Final 4 NCAA college basketball tournament versus Michigan, Monday, April 2, 2018, in San Antonio. Villanova won 79-62.

Published Monday, April 2, 2018|8:35 p.m.

Updated Monday, April 2, 2018|11:20 p.m.

SAN ANTONIO– When he wasn’t dribbling behind his back, winking to the TV commentators, packing shots or dishing out helps, Villanova guard Donte DiVincenzo was making it rain.

First, 3-pointers.

Later on, confetti.

The redhead kid with the label Huge Ragu came off the bench to make five 3s and score 31 points Monday to lift ‘Nova to another blowout victory in the NCAA Tournament– this time 79-62 over Michigan for its 2nd national title in three seasons.

The sophomore guard had 12 points and an assist throughout a first-half go to help the Wildcats (36-4) pull ahead, then scored 9 straight for Villanova midway through the second to off the Wolverines. He topped the second shooting skein with a 3-pointer from a step behind the arc. He punctuated it with an understanding wink over to the sideline, where TELEVISION announcers Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery were sitting.

Yep, he knew he could do it. And his teammates were more than willing to let him take the program.

” If somebody’s hot, feed ’em,” stated Jalen Brunson, the national Player of the Year, who completed with nine points and was completely fine with playing a supporting role on this night.

In taking the program’s 3rd general title, Villanova won all six video games by double digits over this competition run, signing up with Michigan State (2000 ), Duke (2001) and North Carolina (2009) because rare air.

The last team to win its two Final 4 video games by 16 or more: UCLA in 1968. During the dynasty.

One crucial question: Does Jay Wright’s group belong on the list of the best of all-time?

Perhaps so, thinking about the method Villanova dismantled everybody in front of it in a competition that was dripping with upsets, underdogs and at least the appearance of parity.

Perhaps so, thinking about the Wildcats won in seemingly every method you can possibly imagine. This success came 2 nights after they set a Final Four record with 18 3-pointers (they had 10 in this one), and one week after they relied more on defense in a win over Texas Tech in the Elite 8.

” We do not truly look at it that way,” Wright stated. “We do not look at it as, did we just control that team? No. We played well.”

And actually, that dispute’s for later on.

DiVincenzo compressed any concerns about this video game with a 10-for-15 shooting night– 5 for 7 from 3– that was, honestly, better than that. He was a no-doubt winner of the Final 4’s most-outstanding-player award.

With Michigan attempting to remain in striking variety early in the 2nd half, he opened his game-sealing run with an around-the-back dribble to get to the hoop and get fouled. On the other end, he delivered a two-handed rejection of Michigan’s Charles Matthews– his second block of the game, to go with 5 rebounds and three assists– when Matthews tried to bring it into the paint.

The 3 that capped things off came from a big action behind the arc and provided Villanova a 62-44 lead with 7:58 left.

” Honestly, I didn’t look at ball game at all,” DiVincenzo said. “I didn’t know how many points I had. I didn’t know any of that. I was just aiming to make the ideal play. And Omari (Spellman) was setting incredible screens for me getting me open. And I was simply feeling it.”

About the only drama at the end was whether DiVincenzo might unwrap himself from his colleagues’ mob hug to hurl the ball underhanded toward the rafters after the buzzer. He was successful there, too.

” Often I think about whether I’m an excellent protector, since in practice, he makes me look bad,” stated junior Mikal Bridges, who likely made this his last audition for the NBA with a 19-point night on 7-for-12 shooting.

Exactly what a number of months it’s been for Philly. First the Eagles. Now this. The Super Bowl, however, was a timeless. This one was just gorgeous to one team.

Michigan (33-8) came out playing tough-nosed defense it relied on over a 14-game winning streak that got the Wolverines to their 2nd final in six years.

Moe Wagner scored 11 early indicate pick up where he left off in a controling performance in the semifinal. Villanova began 1 for 9 from 3-point variety. But, after DiVincenzo banged down a 3 from an action behind the arc for Villanova’s second of the night, coach John Beilein looked at the scoreboard and saw his team behind, 23-21.

” The way DiVincenzo shot the ball, it was simply incredible for us to try to win that video game with the roll he went on,” the coach stated.

If his very first 3 wasn’t demoralizing enough, DiVincenzo made another, then took a bounce pass from Brunson for a dunk, then paid it forward with a help to Spellman. It belonged to a 23-7 run that provided the Wildcats a nine-point lead at halftime; they never ever looked back.

DiVincenzo competed hard for a beginning area this year, but didn’t win it. He made the best of it as a 6th guy. Wright waited all of 52 seconds in the second half to get him back on the flooring.

” It just shows how much depth we have, which we do not care who gets the credit,” Brunson said.

Though he didn’t play in the 2016 Last Four, DiVincenzo got his fair share of credit for that title, too.

His season interrupted due to the fact that of a knee injury, he was healthy sufficient to run the scout squad for Villanova. Some on the group said he was better at doing Oklahoma star Friend Hield than Hield himself.

However perhaps a more apt comparison is to … Costs Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

DiVincenzo joins them in the uncommon club of players to split 30 points while also shooting better than 66 percent from the floor in a Last 4 video game.

Michigan couple ticketed for having sex on flight

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) “title=” (Source: CNN) “border=” 0″ width=” 180″/ > (Source: CNN). (CNN/Meredith)– Authorities say 2 strangers were captured making love on Delta flight bound for Detroit.

” I couldn’t comprehend how selfish that relocation was.”

Tracey Stulberg concentrates on sex treatment and says she’s never seen anything like this before.

” I’m uncertain exactly what they believed. They were just acting out. And for them not to take a look at individuals around them and think possibly we must move this to elsewhere that’s personal is actually undesirable.”

She does not even believe her patients would do this.

” Some individuals are diagnosed with all sort of psychological health concerns. They wouldn’t act like that. There’s lots of individuals not detected with mental health issues that are just self-centered individuals. You know that decide that what they wish to do when they wish to do it is more appropriate thank having a look at exactly what other individuals might need to experience.”

The 2 were pointed out after landing. But for guests, Stulberg states this will affect them.

” So individuals who were left there questioning exactly what to do, how they ‘d turn their head, turn off their ears, how they’re going to bleach their brain from all the thoughts that they’re going to have enjoying this. Ummm, then state yes.”

Her suggestions, think of others, “perhaps they’re not conscious how others will take it. That piece of it, we’re forgetting. You know that other individuals are by us that might not want to see whatever you’re doing in public.”

The FBI is now checking out the incident.

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Winning $310.5 M Powerball ticket sold in Michigan

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015|12:14 a.m.

THREE RIVERS, Mich.– Lotto authorities state the winning ticket to a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot was sold in southwestern Michigan.

Michigan Lottery spokesperson Jeff Holyfield says the winning ticket in Wednesday night’s drawing was cost a gas station in 3 Rivers. He says the winner hasn’t come forward yet.

The Michigan lotto states Wednesday’s jackpot is the second-largest this year.

In February, gamers in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas split a $564.1 million reward.

Cops: Intentional hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Police in Michigan have actually apprehended the motorist of a pickup truck who they think purposefully struck a fireman standing in a road gathering money for charity, eliminating him.

Dennis Rodeman, a seven-year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department, passed away Wednesday night, Mayor Virg Bernero said.

The 35-year-old Rodeman, who likewise served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq, according to the mayor, was struck about 3:40 p.m. He and other firefighters were participating in a yearly fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, authorities said.

“This is a stunning and unthinkable catastrophe. … Dennis was cut down in an instant, doing exactly what he loved, what he believed in, what he believed in the majority of: helping other individuals,” Bernero stated at a press conference.

Rodeman was wed two months ago, and he and his other half were anticipating their very first youngster, Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.

A “traffic altercation” preceded Rodeman being hit, Lansing authorities Capt. Jim Kraus told the Lansing State Journal (http://on.lsj.com/1UCKEQS ).

“The suspect came over, was upset for whatever reason (and) circled back around” before striking the firefighter, Kraus stated. “The preliminary examination is that he purposely struck the firefighter.”

Rodeman was wearing a reflective vest and other equipment and was standing in the road’s center turning lane.

Tionna Davis informed the paper she was driving in the location and saw the pick-up swerve from one lane to another before Rodeman was struck.

“He actually tried to hit him,” she said.

The truck fled the scene, authorities stated. The motorist eventually stopped the vehicle and ran away on foot, however policeman caught him. The 22-year-old suspect’s name had not been immediately released.

District attorneys might submit charges Thursday. Authorities Chief Michael Yankowski said the suspect was being held on suspicion of murder and felony getting away and avoiding.

Talifarro called Rodeman’s death “a tremendous loss.”

He explained the fireman as an extremely concerned colleague with an “unblemished” work record.

“He was a joy to work around,” Talifarro said.

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Trip to Michigan yields lotto windfall for lucky Las Vegan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015|7 p.m.

Las Vegas isn’t the only place to get fortunate.

Las Vegas resident Patricia Kraydich won $390,000 in the Michigan Lottery after seeing her two newborn grandchildren previously this month in Macomb, northeast of Detroit.

On an impulse, Kraydich received 2 “Lucky for Life” Lottery fast picks at the suggestion of a 7-Eleven clerk on 21 Mile Roadway in Macomb.

Kraydich rapidly forgot all about the tickets.

“As I was getting ready for bed, I saw the ticket on the dresser from the corner of my eye, so I checked it on my phone,” she stated. “I was stunned.”

Kraydich immediately ran to inform her daughter. In shock, her daughter double-checked the numbers and discovered that all five matched.

Kraydich selected a lump amount payment of $390,000 over $25,000 every year for Twenty Years or life. Kraydich has actually since bought a home.