Josh Hart showed everyone once again why he is indeed one of the best players in the country
Last week was not the best week for the defending national champion Villanova Wildcats. Their undefeated season came to an end at the hands of the Butler Bulldogs, and it was yet another reminder that things in the Big East are never easy. They were set to maybe be reminded of that again on Tuesday as they welcomed in the No. 15 Xavier Musketeers in for a Big East showdown.
Well, it’s evident that they shook the cobwebs from that loss last week, as they had no issue taking care of Xavier on Tuesday night. They had no issue because Josh Hart was on the court doing some ridiculous things again, like you will see below.
In the second half of this one as Villanova was cruising to the win, Hart took the ball from the wing, drove right through the Xavier defense and threw down the emphatic dunk.
"THROW IT DOWN, JOSH HART! Throw it down. #BIGEAST https://t.co/x7C3qMal0Q— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) January 11, 2017"
Now that right there, folks, is why Hart is considered one of the best players in the nation and one of the reasons why few would be surprised if Villanova were able to pull off the repeat this spring. He’s been phenomenal all season long thus far, making plays such as this.
In the 79-54 win over Xavier on Tuesday night, Hart finished with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, this all after he got off to a poor start shooting the ball.
There was nothing poor about that dunk, though.