PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) - The covers of the newest issue of Sports Illustrated feature the newly crowned men’s and women’s 2018 NCAA Champions: Villanova and Notre Dame, respectively.
SI’s Villanova cover features sophomore Donte DiVincenzo after he scored 31 points off the bench in a dominant matchup against Michigan.
The sophomore guard had 12 points and an assist during a first-half run to help the Wildcats (36-4) pull ahead, then scored nine straight for Villanova midway through the second to snuff out the Wolverines. He capped the second shooting skein with a 3-pointer from a step behind the arc. He punctuated it with a knowing wink over to the sideline, where TV announcers Jim Nantz and Bill Raftery were sitting.
SI’s Notre Dame cover features junior Arike Ogunbowale after she hit last second scores against UConn and Mississippi State—in both the Final Four and the Championships, respectively—to win it all for the Fighting Irish.
This week's @SInow regional cover: The Notre Dame Women's basketball team and their two-time hero, Arike Ogunbowale, who has wanted to shoot since she was two years old and now has ice in her veinshttps://t.co/pzHkzrNaNC pic.twitter.com/sOfGGy5VmQ— Ben Baskin (@Ben_Baskin) April 3, 2018