Villanova defeated West Virginia 90-78 in a Sweet 16 match up tonight advancing to the Elite 8.
Jalen Brunson scored a game high 27 points to help the Wildcats advance. West Virginia’s press was giving Villanova problems in the first half and at the start of the second half. About halfway through the second half West Virginia had a 6 point lead 60-54. Villanova went on to score 11 straight and never looked back. Villanovas big man Omari Spellman scored 18 points including 4 threes. For West Virginia Daxter Miles Jr. scored 16 but was in foul trouble and ultimately fouled out. Jevon Carter never got it going only shooting 5-16 from the field.
Villanova will take on the winner of Purdue and Texas Tech Sunday afternoon.