Villanova is the top seed in the Big East Tournament and the third ranked team in the country, but it’s business as usual on the Main Line.
Villanova had won six straight since its loss to the Bluejays last month. The Wildcats never led after the first minute.
James Bell scored 19 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 90-74 win over Temple on Saturday.
Ryan Arcidiacono coolly guided No. 4 Villanova to a 94-85 overtime victory over Marquette on Saturday.
The Wildcats made a whopping 19 of 26 shots in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference.
No. 2 Syracuse rallied past No. 8 Villanova 78-62 Saturday in a battle of unbeatens.
James Bell had 25 points and 14 rebounds to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten with a 98-68 win over Saint Joseph’s in the Holy War Saturday night.
Villanova never trailed on the way to beating Southern California 93-79 on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis.
James Bell scored 20 points and Villanova rode a staunch defensive effort to rout turnover-prone Towson 78-44 on Sunday.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 16 points and had eight assists to lead Villanova past Monmouth 83-56 on Saturday night.
James Bell hit the winning 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to rally Villanova to a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.
It’s the penultimate game of the regular season for Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats, as they travel to Piscataway, NJ to visit the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers.
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.