Wildcats drop one to Hoyas, 72-71. In a Big East Quarter Final Matchup, the Villanova Wildcats showed just how much Collin Gillespie is missed as they dropped their second consecutive game without him. Gillespie, the Big East Player of the Year, is apparently out for whatever season is left with an MCL tear.
The Wildcats came into the tournament as the top seed. They are paying the price for the defeat as they have slipped to the #19 overall spot in the NCAA rankings. Poor shooting and lack of more team scoring were the difference in this one.
Georgetown was 9 for 22 (40.9%) from the long range while Villanova was only 9 for 30 (30%). More damning was the lack of scoring. Jeremiah Robinson- Earl picked up a game-high of 26 points with Jermaine Samuels hitting for 20 throws in 10 for Justin Moore. That leaves just 15 points for the rest of the team, combined.
The Hoyas received big games from Dante Harris with 18 points, Qubus Wahab and his 17, and an 8 rebound 12 point game from Jamorko Pickett. Wildcats drop one to Hoyas.