(2) Villanova defeated (15) UNC Asheville 86-56 yesterday in the first round of the South Regional at the Barclays Center. Senior Daniel Ochefu led the way for the Wildcats with 17 points and 10 rebounds, tallying his eighth double-double of the season.
‘Nova scored 27 points off of 14 Bulldog turnovers and shot 13-of-28 (46.4 %) from beyond the arc. Freshman Dylan Smith led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points and added 5 assists.
Up next for ‘Nova is (7) Iowa, who defeated (10) Temple in OT later in the day, 72-70.
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-(1) Villanova faces (9) Alabama in the second round of the NCAA tournament