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TNIAAM NCAA men’s basketball tournament championship open thread

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Syracuse isn’t playing, but maybe you still care about this game.

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The NCAA Tournament wraps up this evening, with a matchup between the Villanova Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines. You can catch the game at 9:20 p.m. ET on TBS, March Madness Live or the CBS Sports App.

There’s a chance you care about this, either for your own bracket purposes or lingering dislike for either program. You’ll likely remember the 2013 Final Four between the Syracuse Orange and Michigan, which including a controversial charge call on Brandon Triche. As for ‘Nova, feel free to hang onto any lingering dislike from the Big East days. Personally, just the thought of Scottie “Effing” Reynolds alone could sustain me in rooting against the Wildcats.

For a more nuanced view of the game, SB Nation has plenty of perspectives to go around. Some of those:

Also, this game has the interesting backdrop of the “blueblood” conversation. I don’t believe the result changes my opinions on either program there. But maybe that’s not the case for some of you.

Leave your pre-, in- and post-game comments here. And go... whoever.