By the time you read this, the Eagles-Dallas game will have been decided. Without Tony Romo, the Dallas Cowboys were expected to lean heavily on running back, De Marco Murray, who had been coming on strong of late. This season, he had surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his three-year career.
No. 2 Syracuse rallied past No. 8 Villanova 78-62 Saturday in a battle of unbeatens.
The Wildcats are 10-0 for the first time since the 2005-06 season, and three shy of matching the program-best 13-0 start in 1937-38.
They are 9-0, they already own a signature win over Kansas and a “Battle 4 Atlantis” tournament title. Throw in a couple of blowout wins over Big 5 opponents Penn and St. Joe’s and you get a #10 (AP) ranking in the country.
North Carolina’s 3-point shooting could cause a problem for Villanova when they face the Tar Heels on Friday because perimeter defense has been a season-long bugaboo for the Wildcats.
Villanova coach Jay Wright says he was doubting himself during the team’s early season struggles.
Mouphtaou Yarou made his first seven shots and scored 18 points, sending Villanova to a 66-53 victory over St. John’s in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night.
With the Wildcats on the brink of putting themselves in position to secure at least an at-large bid, one major obstacle looms: No. 5. Georgetown.
Talib Zanna scored nine of his 14 points in overtime and No. 23 Pittsburgh rallied past Villanova 73-64 on Sunday.
Fuquan Edwin scored 18 points, including a 3-pointer with 8.9 seconds left, to give Seton Hall a 66-65 victory over Villanova Monday night.
Villanova will be on the road tonight, visiting the Seton Hall Pirates in Big East action.
Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston both scored 11 to lead Villanova to a 60-56 victory over No. 17 Marquette on Saturday night.
Sean Kilpatrick and JaQuon Parker scored 19 points apiece, and Cincinnati turned up the defensive pressure and emerged from a two-game slump by beating Villanova 68-50 on Tuesday night.
Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats are on the road tonight to run with the Cincinnati Bearcats.
The Villanova Wildcats will look to put together back-to-back victories on Saturday afternoon as they welcome South Florida to the Pavilion.