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In the final episode of the Tuesday/Thursday regular format, we react to the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and the Wildcats’ loss to Wisconsin in the Round of 32. We look at what went wrong, but also find the silver lining for the future.
Both teams are loaded with experience, and they sport one Naismith Player of the Year candidate each. Here’s what you need to know about the Wildcats’ Round of 32 matchup.
BUFFALO–After a shaky start, top-seeded Villanova dominated the second half in route to a 76-56 victory over 16th-seeded Mount St. Mary’s in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo led the Wildcats with 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to record his first career double-double. Sophomore guard Jalen Brunson praised… Read More ›
Villanova officially begins its national title defense on Thursday night, facing off against NEC champion and First Four winner Mount St. Mary’s. Here’s what you need to know about the Mountaineers.
It’s Villanova’s third straight time making it to the Big East Tournament finals, while this is Creighton’s first finals appearance. Will experience come on top?
Since conference realignment, only one team has beaten Villanova each year. It also happens to be the same team that’s 2-0 against the ‘Cats at the Garden during that stretch. Can Villanova put an end to that in a Big East Tournament Championship Game rematch?
Villanova began postseason play right where it left off. Kris Jenkins–the 4.7 second man–made a pair of 3-pointers to start the day off with a bang. From then on, the game was a show of Villanova’s tenacity, outclassing eighth-seeded St. John’s, 108-67, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. “They’ve… Read More ›
The Big East announced a few more individual honors on Monday afternoon, and a couple Main Liners will be adding another achievement to their resumes. Senior Josh Hart received one more award to put in his trophy case, while redshirt sophomore Mikal Bridges got his first major individual achievement. Both Villanovans, along with Creighton’s Khyri Thomas, were named Co-Big… Read More ›
No. 2 Villanova may have already clinched its fourth straight Big East regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the Big East Tournament next week, but it showed that those two accomplishments aren’t any reasons to take it easy. Saturday’s regular season finale was a mere formality, as the Wildcats prepare for postseason… Read More ›