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.
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.
No. 2 Syracuse rallied past No. 8 Villanova 78-62 Saturday in a battle of unbeatens.
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.
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.