VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Nova Nation will be out in force to welcome the champs when they arrive on Tuesday evening.
Villanova took home their second NCAA championship in just three years on Monday night, dismantling Michigan 79-62. The campus is buzzing and everyone is excited about this latest win as the campus gift shop is packed with fans buying their championship t-shirts.
It’s the first day back from Easter break, but the Student Union Center and the campus is quiet as classes were canceled Tuesday following the win.
Sophomore Donte DiVincenzo, dubbed the “Michael Jordan of Delaware,” was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, pouring in 31 points during the title game.
Students and staff who watched the game say they’re in disbelief and are thrilled to be part of history.
“Very excited because we work right here at Villanova. We like the team and we like Villanova and everything,” said Maria Concordia who works on campus.
“It was actually really cool. We were all outside of the ‘Oreo’ and it was really nice to have basically the entire campus out there and when we won, we like ran towards the quad which was really cool,” said sophomore Micaela Grassi.
A school spokesman says the team is set to arrive at Philadelphia’s airport around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, and the Wildcats will make their way to a celebration at the university’s football stadium that starts at 6 p.m. Classes have been cancelled as part of the festivities.