The rebounding was a huge factor for the Wildcats, nearly doubling the rebounding output of St. John's (41-21). Coming into the game, rebounding was arguably the weakest point of the Wildcats, ranking 136th out of 351 teams in the nation. They are a top 35 offense and top 50 defense, according to ESPN, but they were lagging behind on rebounds. They went out and focused on winning the battle on the boards, which they easily did.
Passing was another huge reason for the win on Tuesday night. Villanova, as a team, had 22 assists on the night, with St. John's dishing out just 8 assists themselves. This year's Wildcats are known for their unselfish play, as seen from their assist totals. They all trust each other to go out there and make the right play every time.
Now at 2-1 in conference play, with wins over Butler and St. John's, the Wildcats are looking once again like the front runners to win the Big East this season.
By: Dan Goggin
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