(2) Villanova defeated (7) Iowa 87-68 yesterday in the second round of the South Regional at the Barclays Center. The Wildcats advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, when they made it all the way to the Final Four, but lost against North Carolina.
The Wildcats finished the first half leading 54-29, while shooting 52.6% from three throughout the game. They are now 6-0 at the Barclays Center.
Junior Josh Hart led the way for ‘Nova scoring a game-high 19 points, while senior Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins added 16 and 15 points, respectively. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff scored a team-high 16 points and freshman Nicholas Baer had 15 points of his own.
‘Nova faces (3) Miami this Thursday in the South Regional semifinals.
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-(1) Villanova faces (5) West Virginia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament