Coach John Beilein sees similarities between Villanova and Loyola, and shares his philosophy on the athletic training and development of recruits. "You're not amassing talent, you're building a team."
Thirty-three years ago, Mike Maker, then 19, settled in to watch the NCAA championship game.
He was rooting for the underdog — and eventual champion — Villanova. His brother, Wyatt, was a backup center on the team.
On Monday night, Maker was preparing to again cheer hard for the darkhorse — but this time it was to be Michigan, against, of all teams, Villanova.