Villanova (32-4) is scheduled to matchup against West Virginia (26-10) this Friday, March 23rd. Tip-off is at 7:27pm ET and the game will be playing live on TBS, streaming available on FuboTV (Free Trial). Check out the most recent March Madness betting lines at My Bookie.
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Last Game's Starting Lineups
These were the starting lineups from each team's last game.
|Phil Booth (G)||Jevon Carter (G)|
|Mikal Bridges (G)||Daxter Miles Jr. (G)|
|Jalen Brunson (G)||Esa Ahmad (F)|
|Eric Paschall (F)||Wesley Harris (F)|
|Omari Spellman (F)||Sagaba Konate (F)|
Villanova Game Summary
Villanova won their last game against Alabama, 81-58 on Saturday, March 17th. Villanova's Mikal Bridges led his team to a win with a team-high 23 points. He went 7 for 16 from the field, shooting 43.8%. In 26 minutes, Mikal collected 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks and 5 threes with 1 turnover. Although Alabama was defeated, Collin Sexton fought to keep his team in the game with 17 points, shooting 50% from the field (making 7 of 14 attempts). In 30 minutes, he added 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists with 5 turnovers.
West Virginia Game Summary
West Virginia won their last game against Marshall, 94-71 on Sunday, March 18th. West Virginia's Jevon Carter scored a team-high 28 points in the win, hitting 10 of 18 shots from the field for a 55.6% field goal percentage. In 29 minutes, he collected 28 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 5 threes with 1 turnover. Ajdin Penava led Marshall's team in scoring with 18 points, while shooting 77.8% from the field (making 7 of 9 attempts). In 36 minutes, Penava added 18 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 2 threes with 4 turnovers.
Villanova is BennettRank's pick as the likely champion of the whole dang thing, so obviously they've built quite the resume over the regular season and have backed it up so far in the tournament.
Don't count out West Virginia, though, as the Mountaineers are playing lights out. I like them in the upset and see yet another one-seed go down.
West Virginia: 67
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