Villanova vs Radford odds
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 16, 2018,
Mar 16, 2018, 18:22
Radford had to wait around a little longer to find out their opponent.
East Region top seed Villanova was bigger, faster and better from start to finish in an 87-61 win at PPG Paints Arena in the first round, ending a plucky postseason from a Highlanders squad that notched its first NCAA Tournament win just two days earlier in the play-in round. Here are three things you should know about the Wildcats heading into the Big Dance.
Radford, out of rural southwest Virginia, must have felt like it was playing against ace pop-a-shot players. If there's a weakness on the team, it's a short bench.
"It's just big to be able to come back home and perform in front of my family and friends that haven't been able to see me play", Jones said. "What is there to mind?"
"He's so strong and he can score in a variety of ways", Radford coach Mike Jones said. "We're a championship team for a reason".
"We're watching Penn, because my daughter goes to Penn".
Season recap: LIU Brooklyn punched its seventh ticket to the NCAA tournament in school history when it secured the Northeast Conference title March 6.
The Highlanders finished tied for second in the Big South this season, going 12-6 in conference play.
However, college basketball is known as a game of runs, and Radford answered with a 14-2 run of their own.
UCLA's Aaron Holiday led the Pac-12 in scoring but couldn't put his touch on the First Four game.
The Highlanders responded with 9 straight points, getting two baskets from Jones before Fields hit a transition 3-pointer and a pull-up jumper to go back up 44-38 with 13:39 left to play.
Five different Wildcats hit at least one trey and the lead was 34-12.
In fact, the LIU offense went frigidly cold against an extremely frustrating Radford defense. Nevertheless, their enthusiasm is no less than any other team in the tournament.
The 2017-18 Villanova Men's Basketball season is presented by KeyBank.
KENTUCKY 78, DAVIDSON 73 Kentucky didn't make a 3-pointer for the first time in a game since 1988, but still did enough to top Davidson. The over/under for total points scored is 139, 79.3% have picked the over. With that being said, I like Florida in a close one. Any chance we get.