Villanova became the highest seed to be knocked out of the tournament so far Saturday night.
Both Villanova and St. Joe’s had their names called in the 68-team field on Sunday Selection. And both are in the Eastern Regional.
Brandon McManus kicked a 29-yard field goal in overtime and Temple, which trailed for over 59 minutes Saturday, came from behind to beat Connecticut 17-14.
Bria Hartley scored 20 points, Kelly Faris added 15 and No. 1 seed UConn advanced to the NCAA tournament’s regional finals for the seventh straight year with a 77-59 win over Penn State on Sunday.
Usually a Villanova/Connecticut game on a Monday night in mid-to-late February is a battle for Big East supremacy. But this year, this match-up is simply a meeting of two struggling teams.
Tailback Silas Redd and linebacker Khairi Fortt — a powerful one-two punch of former top prep prospects from Connecticut — could give Penn State a big boost this fall.
The upsets continued on Sunday. The Final Four is now set — and it does not include a one-seed or even a two-seed.
The Huskies’ Kemba Walker stands in the way of No. 7 Villanova escaping Storrs, Connecticut with its biggest road win of the season. Jay Wright’s Wildcats have won 11 straight games entering Monday’s matchup at No. 10 ranked UConn.