As a team, the Wildcats shot 23-53 (about 44%) and went 12-29 from three point territory. The Wildcats did well on offense, but made their mark on defense, holding Marquette to 4-15 from downtown and allowed just 18 field goals on the game. Three point defense is incredibly important for the Wildcats, as we learned from the Creighton games. When teams upset higher seeds in the. NCAA tournament, it's usually due to the lower seed getting hot from three point range and being able to grab a high number of offensive boards. If Villanova keeps up this type of three point defense against everyone they play, they should be able to play deep into March.
Next Game: Thursday March 6, @Xavier 7pm
By: Dan GogginFollow us on twitter @broadstbeat