(2) Villanova’s going to the Elite Eight after beating (3) Miami 92-69 in the semifinal of the South Regional at the KFC Yum! Center. This is the first time since 2009 the Wildcats have reached this stage of the tournament.
The Wildcats never trailed in this one but only took a six point lead into halftime. Thier effective shooting and hustle efforts carried them throughout the night and ultimately won them the game. ‘Nova shot 62.7% from the field, 66.7% from three, and 94.7% from the foul line.
Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins both scored 21 points for the Wildcats, while Daniel Ochefu and Josh Hart added 17 and 14 points, respectively.
Sheldon McClellan had a game-high 26 points for the Hurricanes and Angel Rodriguez tallied 13 points.
‘Nova will either face No. 1 seeded Kansas or No. 5 seed Maryland on Saturday in the final of the South Regional.
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-(1) Villanova faces (5) West Virginia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament