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Villanova vs Mount St Mary’s NCAA 1st Round Preview

Buffalo NY: The Road to the Final Four in Glendale Arizona began on Thursday Night from the KeyBank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL and it featured the Number 1 overall seed in the East in Villanova Wildcats as they took on Mount St Mary’s Mountaineers in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats come into game with Win over Creighton in the Big East Championship back on March 11 at Madison Square Garden in New York as for their opponent Mount St Mary’s as they took down New Orleans in the First Four on Tuesday night from University of Dayton Arena in Dayton Ohio. The winner of this game will play the winner of No. 8 seed Wisconsin and No. 9 seed Virginia Tech in the round of 32 on Saturday.  Before the game, it was announced that Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright was named finalists for Naismith Coach of Year, along with Chris Collins, Mark Few, Bill Self.

Series History:
Villanova is 10-1 all time against Mount St Mary’s, the last time that Villanova played Mount St Mary’s was in November 2013 at the Pavilion when Villanova emerged with a 90-58 win & the current Seniors on this team, Kris Jenkins, Josh Hart & Darryl Reynolds were on that team for that game.

Broadcast Information:

TV: CBS (Verne Lundquist, Jim Spanarkel and Allie LaForce)

National Radio:  Westwood One (Scott Graham, Donny Marshall)

Villanova Radio:  610 Sports Radio (Ryan Fannon and Whitey Rigsby)

Mount St Mary’s Radio: 930-AM WFMD (Adam Pohl calling the Action)


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