Total domination from start to finish. Nova came out with a chip on their shoulder and locked down the Dukies beginning on their first possession.
The Wildcats beat Duke to advance to the Elite Eight, getting 14 points and 11 boards from Dante Cunningham. Nova now draws Big East rival and #1 seed Pittsburgh on Saturday for a trip to the Final Four. The Wildcats beat the Panthers 67-57 in their regular-season meeting in Philly.
Shane Clark and Reggie Redding held Duke star Gerald Henderson in check all night, holding him to 1 of 14 shooting and only 7 points. Scottie Reynolds paced the Cats with 16 points while Reggie Redding added 11 points and 9 boards.
Jay Wright now lands his squad back in the Elite Eight for the second time in the past 3 seasons, but can he take them to the Final Four. It would be his first and Villanova’s first since their championship season.