In East Region action on Saturday, we’ll be treated to a huge match up between the seventh-seeded UConn Huskies of the American Athletic Conference and the second-seeded Villanova Wildcats of the Big East.
After their stunning, early loss in the Big East Tournament to Seton Hall, Villanova opened their tournament run in a big way on Thursday by handily defeating Milwaukee by 20 points. They looked on Thursday more like the team that we all thought they would be coming into the tournament, as opposed to the team that we saw in the Big East Tournament when the conference crown was on the line.
UConn arrived at this point with a chance to go to the Sweet 16 by taking care of their business on Thursday, defeating the St Joseph’s Hawks, but it wasn’t easy. They had to fight all the way back to force overtime, but Shabazz Napier showed up big to help carry the team to the victory.
Here’s a video preview of the match up on Saturday via the folks at Campus Insiders:
Who do you think gets the win?