In Olympic hockey, it was all about defense as Team Canada won all 6 games with an amazing commitment to defense and discipline.
Darrun Hilliard scored a career-high 26 points and No. 8 Villanova set a school record for regular-season wins with a 73-56 victory over Marquette on Sunday.
It was the second straight win for Villanova since its second loss of the season to No. 11 Creighton.
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.
The Wildcats made a whopping 19 of 26 shots in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference.
JayVaughn Pinkston had 15 points and 10 rebounds No. 8 Villanova overcame some early shooting woes to beat St. John’s 74-67 on Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points to lead Villanova in a 91-61 romp over Providence on Sunday night.
Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 8 Villanova stayed perfect with an 88-67 rout of Rider on Saturday.
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.
North Carolina unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova 78-71 in the NCAA tournament Friday night.
Talib Zanna scored nine of his 14 points in overtime and No. 23 Pittsburgh rallied past Villanova 73-64 on Sunday.
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.