College basketball: Villanova stamps itself as nation’s elite in Final Four run

Villanova's Omari Spellman, right, dumps confetti on head coach Jay Wright, holding the trophy after their win over Texas Tech in an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional final, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Boston. Villanova won 71-59 to advance to the Final Four. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

VILLANOVA, Pa. — The Final Four had been set for decades: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Kentucky were crowned as college basketball’s royalty.