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When we arrived in San Antonio, we were delighted to find
that the University had reserved several bars along the
famous Riverwalk to host Pre-Game parties for Villanova
alum. We spent the night before the semi-final game
partying at a piano bar called Howl at the Moon. The
following day featured a private party for about 2500
Villanova fans at the Institute of Texas Culture, featuring
Texas delicacies such as Tacos, Po Boys, and Tamales, as
well as unlimited supplies of Lone Star Beer. We mixed and
mingled with friends and former college basketball greats
like Kerry Kittles, Harold Jenson, and Charles Barkley. From
there, we all marched in tandem to the Alamodome."
screaming at the top of their lungs every time Villanova
touched the basketball. Just as I began to think that my
eardrums would explode before halftime, the knock-out
blow that Nova delivered within the first ten minutes of the
game quieted the Kansas faithful for the duration.

Finally, the time arrived, and we were ready. Although
Michigan started strong, they couldn't keep up with the
Wildcats' fast pace on offense, especially the unexpected
performance of Donte DiVincenzo, whose 31 points off the
bench set an NCAA record. When it was all over, Villanova
had won its second NCAA championship in three years by
the score of 79-62.

The next 48 hours moved very slowly as we waited for
the Championship Game on Monday night. However, on
Easter Sunday we dutifully attended Mass with 4500 fellow
Villanovans at the Hyatt Regency Ballroom. What started as
a traditional Roman Catholic Service quickly evolved into a
mini pep rally. I knew we were in for something different
when the celebrant of the Mass, Father Peter Donahue,
(the University President and a former director of Villanova's
Theater Program) initiated a cheer for the basketball team.
When he read the Gospel passage about Christ's meeting
some of his disciples on the Road to Emmaus after his
crucifixion, he slyly inverted the phrase "on the Road to San
Antonio." Later in the Mass, the congregation prayed that
the Lord would enable the basketball team to deliver more
baskets than the Easter Bunny.

Even though we felt stressed throughout the tournament
believing that Villanova's good fortune was due to expire, it
turned out that the Wildcats were the first team since UCLA
back in 1968 to defeat both of its opponents in the Final
Four by 16 or more points.
Now that we're back in Doylestown, we're still reliving the
wonderful memories of a long weekend that will stay with
us for the rest of our lives. Go Cats!!! 

Congratulations to David Twer for
winning the YLD March Madness Bracket
Tournament, one point ahead of Eric
George. Both had correctly picked the
Villanova Wildcats as Champion.

After a tour of the Alamo that Sunday afternoon, my wife
and I reunited with our friends to continue to prepare for
the Big Game, which for us meant continuous drinking and
eating until tip-off on Monday night.
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