PITTSBURGH — The last two Villanova teams that went to the Final Four were veteran teams with exceptional senior leadership — Dante Cunningham, Shane Clark and Dwayne Anderson in 2009, Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu in 2016. In an attempt to return to that stage, the Wildcats of 2018 are trying to do so with a younger roster. They have no scholarship seniors, although cocaptains Mikal Bridges and Phil Booth are fourth-year juniors. Floor leader and cocaptain Jalen Brunson is a junior.
PITTSBURGH – Villanova was locked in a taut struggle with Alabama for one half on Saturday, and then Mikal Bridges decided that he needed to make up for a mediocre performance in the first 20 minutes. Bridges, who scored one point and missed all five of the shots he took from the field in the first half, put up 18 of the Wildcats’ first 21 points in the opening 5 minutes, 31 seconds of the second half to help his team blow the game wide-open.
PITTSBURGH – It’s the elephant in the arena. Jay Wright won’t let it in his locker room but he knows it’s out there, the fact that Villanova has lost in the second round in the NCAA tournament in three of the last four seasons, the last two times as a No. 1 seed. The Wildcats (31-4), again a top seed, try again Saturday to advance to the second weekend of the NCAAs when it takes on Alabama (20-15), the ninth seed, in the East Region at PPG Paints Arena, the venue for their early 2015 exit.
After Loyola Chicago hit the winning shot against Tennessee, the bartender at the Pittsburgh restaurant where we’re dining couldn’t wait to switch the channel to “Hockey Night in Canada.” And Pens aren’t even playing!
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Selecting a term
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