A sixth man had never won the Dave Gavitt Most Outstanding Player Award, awarded to the tournament MVP, before Villanova’s Josh Hart did following Villanova’s Big East championship victory over Xavier, essentially clinching a number one seed in the NCAA tournament.
Temple (23-10) was not selected to play in the NCAA Tournament.
Villanova earned a #1 seed and will face Lafayette to open up the NCAA Tournament.
Villanova beat Xavier 69-52 to win the Big East Tournament title on Saturday.
SMU defeated Temple 69-56 on Saturday to advance in the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Villanova defeated Providence 63-61 to advance in the Big East Tournament.
Temple defeated Memphis, 80-75, in the American Athletic Conference tournament.
Purdue wore down Penn State to pull out a five point win on Friday.
Jordan Price scored 28 points to lead La Salle over UMass, 76-69.
The Wildcats took down Marquette in the Big East Tournament on Thursday.
Princeton topped Penn 73-52 in Jerome Allen’s final game as Penn coach.
We’re just days from Selection Sunday and it’s looking more and more like the Wildcats and Badgers will be in the same region in the NCAA Tournament. We discuss that plus Murray State’s heartbreaking loss, Davidson’s rise, in addition to a visit from Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg.
Villanova will enter the Big East Tourney with the top seed.
Ryan Arcidiacono and Darrun Hilliard were both named to the All-Big East first team.
After a big win this weekend on the road against top-seed Bucknell, Lafayette will now host defending Patriot League champion American in the Patriot League championship game Wednesday night. Win and Lafayette will go dancing looking to play the role of Cinderella with hopes the slipper will fit. With sophomore point guard Nick Lindner stepping up in a big way down the stretch, who knows just what story will unfold for Lafayette.