Ryan Arcidiacono had 18 points and six assists, Dylan Ennis finished with 17 points and six rebounds, and No. 5 Villanova made a season-high 15 3-pointers to beat Xavier 88-75 on Wednesday night.
The Villanova Wildcats will play their first game since jumping up to #5 in the polls when they welcome Xavier to the Pavilion for a Big East tussle on Wednesday night.
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help No. 6 Villanova beat Butler 67-55 on Wednesday and match the best start in program history.
Fueled by six players scoring in double figures and 54 percent shooting from the field, No. 7 Villanova overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to survive an early upset scare with a 92-67 win over NJIT on Tuesday.
JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.
John Robertson threw for 216 yards and had four touchdowns to lead Villanova over Fordham 50-6 on Saturday.
Villanova became the highest seed to be knocked out of the tournament so far Saturday night.
The No. 2 Wildcats were led by Darrun Hilliard’s 16 points, on 6-for-11 shooting, and 15 from JayVaughn Pinkston.
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The city of Philadelphia is buzzing about the possibility of a Villanova-St. Joseph’s NCAA Tournament matchup on Saturday. The Wildcats are only worried about Thursday.
The Wildcats will be the second seed in the East Region and will play in Buffalo on Thursday.
What makes this NCAA Tournament so interesting is that there are no world-beaters in the 68-team field.
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.