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.
YOUR Villanova Wildcats, the No. 3 seed in the East, take to the floor tonight as they are back in the regional semifinals for the fourth time in five years. They will face Coach K and the second-seeded Blue Devils, who made the round of 16 for the ninth straight time.
Let’s go Wildcats. Take it to those losers from Durham. Look for Dante Cunningham to have a field day inside against that wuss Kyle Singler. Guards Scottie Reynolds and Corey “Fisher Price” Price (cuz he toys with you) will dominate Duke’s backcourt of Jon Scheyer and Greg Paulus. The only Dukie who I can see posing a threat is Gerald Henderson (the dude is the real deal, he’s from Philly, what did you expect). He knows what he’s up against though, a tough, gritty defensive basketball team from the 215.
Other Sweet Sixteen games Tonight:
- (5) Purdue at (1) Connecticut – 7:07 Tip
- (4) Xavier at (1) Pittsburgh – 7:27 Tip
- (3) Missouri at (2) Memphis – 9:37 Tip