Paulius Zalys scored six of his 21 points in overtime as Lafayette battled past American on Saturday, halting a two-game slide.
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- 11/7L 93-86
- 11/10W 77-76
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- 12/2L 64-62
- 12/5L 90-63
- 12/8L 88-77
- 12/19ROSEW 95-54
- 12/21L 81-79
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- 1/5L 77-69
- 1/9W 85-70
- 1/12L 77-70
- 1/16L 85-77
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John Carter Jr. scored a career-high 18 points, leading four into double-figure scoring and Navy beat Lafayette 85-77 on Wednesday night.
Trojans' Metu rises for one-handed slam
Chimezie Metu finished the USC fast break with a soaring dunk over Lafayette.
Analysis of Villanova's 92-59 rout of Lafayette in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
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.
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
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
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.
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
Nova-Lafayette battle for Pennsylvania
The last intrastate 1-vs-16 game was between Kentucky and Western Kentucky in 2012.
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
(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.
There are 65 non-Kentucky teams left in the NCAA tournament. Which of them could beat the Wildcats? And how could they do it?
Joe Lunardi breaks down all 68 teams in his 2015 NCAA tournament Video Previews.
The field is set. Take a first look at the 2015 NCAA tournament college basketball teams. We give a comprehensive look at the full field and provide some answers.
Studio analysis: East Region
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Thursday in Pittsburgh:
- 1 Villanova vs. 16 Lafayette
- 8 NC State vs. 9 LSU
- Friday in Seattle:
- 5 No. Iowa vs. 12 Wyoming
- 4 Louisville vs. 13 UC Irvine
Lafayette headed to Big Dance
Lafayette weathered a late run from American to hang on in the Patriot League final, 65-63, and earn a trip to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000. Nick Lindner led the Leopards with 25 points. Box score
American storms back
American uses a 17-3 run to take a brief lead over Lafayette in the Patroit League final. The Leopards lead 56-55 with under four minutes to go with a spot in the Big Dance on the line.
Lafayette 20 minutes from dancing
Looking to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2000, Lafayette has a 9-point lead over American in the Patriot League title game. Follow live
Cinderella coming from Patriot League
The first 11 conference tournaments have been won by a top-three seed. That ends tonight when 4th-seeded Lafayette takes on 6th-seeded American for the Patriot League's automatic bid. Follow live
Asher Fusco previews the 2013-14 season for Lafayette. The Leopards could contend for a conference title if their answers at point guard are solved.