Kenny Boynton cut the final strand, waved the net above his head and then hung it around his neck.
The Miami Hurricanes had championship T-shirts ready to unveil, and scissors on hand for cutting down the nets.
At the final horn, Villanova fans stayed in the stands, and the Wildcats exchanged some casual high fives.
The Buckeyes made things tough on Cody Zeller inside, took Indiana’s shooters out of their comfort zone and relied on Deshaun Thomas and Aaron Craft to deliver the late knockout punch in a 67-58 victory.
Big East football schools will get almost all of a $110 million pot in a deal that will allow seven departing basketball schools to keep the name Big East and start playing in their own conference next season, a person familiar with the negotiations says.
Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that consistently delivers big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the first time.