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2019 Schedule
10-16, 4th in Patriot
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Jaworski, Petrie lift Lafayette over Holy Cross 69-67

Justin Jaworski had 18 points, including two free throws with less than five seconds left, to lead five Lafayette players in double figures as the Leopards held on to beat Holy Cross 69-67 on Sunday. Alex Petrie added 13 points for the Leopards. Lukas...

Wildcats extend lead on alley-oop (0:16)
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Trojans' Metu rises for one-handed slam

Chimezie Metu finished the USC fast break with a soaring dunk over Lafayette.

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Nova joins exclusive company

Villanova's 41-point win over Lafayette made the Wildcats just the seventh school to win multiple NCAA tournament games by 40-plus points, joining Duke, Syracuse, North Carolina, UCLA, Kansas and Kentucky.

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Final: Villanova 93, Lafayette 52

The East's top seed put on quite the performance as it shot 63 percent from the field and had as many steals as turnovers (8). This was two points shy of the school's largest NCAA tournament win -- a 90-47 win vs. Penn in 1971. Box score

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Balanced beatdown by Villanova

All five Villanova starters have scored at least a dozen points -- and all eight Wildcats that played have scored at least 7.

Villanova not fans of Patriot League

The largest NCAA tournament loss for a Patriot League team came last season when Wisconsin beat 15th-seeded American by 40 points. Villanova currently leads Lafayette by 42 with under 10 minutes left. Follow live

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Half: Villanova 49, Lafayette 26

The Wildcats shot 62.5 percent from the field in the first half, opening up a 23-point lead over the Leopards in an all-Pennsylvania matchup between the 1 and 16 seeds.

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Everything going right for Wright

We're not sure why Villanova's Jay Wright is upset here. His squad is shooting better than 60 percent and leads 16-seed Lafayette by 19 points late in the first half. Follow live

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Nova-Lafayette battle for Pennsylvania

The last intrastate 1-vs-16 game was between Kentucky and Western Kentucky in 2012.

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Villanova-Lafayette by the numbers

  • 97.6% of brackets on ESPN picked Villanova
  • ESPN's BPI gives Nova a 98.2% chance to win
  • Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook has the Wildcats as a 22.5-point favorite

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(16) Lafayette vs. (1) Villanova, 6:50 ET

Villanova, which is a No. 1 seed for the second time in school history, rides a 15-game win streak into its NCAA tournament opener. Lafayette is 0-4 all-time in the tourney. Leopards coach Fran O'Hanlon played for Villanova from 1967-70.

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Medcalf: Who can beat Kentucky?

There are 65 non-Kentucky teams left in the NCAA tournament. Which of them could beat the Wildcats? And how could they do it?

Team Stats

Points Per Game73.3
Rebounds Per Game33.9
Assists Per Game14.0
Points Allowed76.6296th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-5
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4