March Madness Starts Early

Go Wildcats

Villanova Basketball

Villanova Basketball

My Alma Mater starts showing its stuff at just the right time convince me that they’ll make an impact in the NCAA tournament next month.  Now ranked at #10 in the AP poll (and #12 in the Coach’s Poll), Villanova got by DePaul on DePaul’s home court last night.  It was a race to the finish line.

”Come on, we got lucky,” Villanova coach Jay Wright said. ”They outplayed us. They outplayed us.”

But he wasn’t knocking his team.

”We didn’t play that bad,” Wright said. ”They just played really well and we didn’t play our best game. That’s what happens in the Big East this year.”

Yeah, the Big East is that tough.  DePaul’s not a bad team, especially at home, but they’ve yet to win in the conference.  Last night, they played tough all the way to the end.

Villanova trailed by eight points early in the second half, then went on a 21-5 run to take a 52-44 lead. The Wildcats were leading 60-48 with about 6 minutes left, but rather than pull away, they had to hang on as DePaul made a late push behind Will Walker ‘s 3-point barrage.

I insist that college basketball is more fun to watch than the pros.

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