The account, which had more than 17,000 tweets and was mostly active when DiVincenzo was in high school, contained several tweets that used the N-word; some of the tweets came from rap lyrics.
The Villanova hero, named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, deleted his Twitter account Tuesday morning after a number of the social media site's users pointed out racially insensitive and homophobic remarks posted on DiVincenzo's account.
DiVincenzo confirmed the account had been his, but said he did not remember the offending tweets.
The school has since withdrawn that statement since a recent hacking would not explain why such a tweet would exist from 2011. His account has since been deactivated as a result of his old tweets resurfacing.
Here are a few more of our favorites from the national championship game.
Donte DiVincenzo's performance in the 2018 NCAA title game didn't just push Villanova to its second national championship in three seasons - it also earned the praise of one of basketball's biggest stars.
But if Wright accidentally did get this started, well, it probably went down about the way DiVincenzo told him it did: "Facetiously in his freshman year when he was acting like a superstar". 'He had a clear head and he did whatever we needed all year.
A bench player putting up 31 points in the national title game is certainly an accomplishment worth noting, but let's not sell Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo short by calling him a mere substitute who picked the ideal time to have the game of his life. That's the first thing I thought.
When Villanova was struggling with its shots early in the first half, DiVincenzo provided a wakeup call for the Wildcats.
In the second half, when MI tried to make a move, DiVincenzo put down the uprising with 11 straight points and a wink toward the sideline at his buddy and former Wildcats star Josh Hart, who is in his rookie season with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Divincenzo does not start for Villanova, but it's no exaggeration to say he could start for any other college team in America. We got into a lot.
"They just adjusted I think. If they play like that, it's really hard to beat them".