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After silencing Providence’s two stars Friday, Villanova hopes for a similar defensive effort against the 1-2 punch of Seton Hall. The top-seeded Wildcats try to win the Big East tournament for the second straight year, while the third-seeded Pirates can clinch their first tournament crown since 1993 when the teams meet at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
If there was any doubt of Villanova’s status as a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats erased those concerns by topping Georgetown and Providence in its first two games at this event. Jay Wright’s team has won 12 of its last 13 games, most recently an eight-point triumph over the Friars in which Villanova limited Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil to 12 points – 26 below their combined average – on 2-of-13 shooting. “We did the best job we’ve done, I think, on two great players. That’s the best we’ve done,” said Wright, whose team turns its attention to Seton Hall guards Isaiah Whitehead and Khadeen Carrington. The sophomores combined for 43 points in Friday’s semifinal upset against second-seeded Xavier as the Pirates continued to enhance a solid NCAA Tournament resume.
TV: 5:30 p.m. ET, FOX
Seton Hall – 24-8 SU, 22-9 ATS, 14-17 O/U
Villanova – 29-4 SU, 15-16-1 ATS, 17-14-1 O/U
March 12, 2016 – 7:30 PM
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