Instant Analysis: No problem for No. 1 Nova

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If there was a snoozer on Thursday, this one was it. (Sorry, Lafayette.) Villanova, the top seed in the East region, rolled to a 93-52 win over the undermatched Leopards. The 41-point loss for Lafayette was the worst loss in NCAA Tournament history for a team from the Patriot League. Villanova never trailed in the game.

Impact Player

Villanova had six players reach double-digits in scoring, led by a 16-point effort from Dylan Ellis. Teammate Daniel Ochefu nearly had a double-double, with 14 points, 9 boards and 3 blocks.

Strange, Yet True

Nova coach Jay Wright took advantage of the big lead to empty his bench as 11 players were listed on the scoring sheet for the Wildcats.

Up Next

No. 1 Villanova will face the winner of NC State/LSU, to be played in the nightcap session tonight.

Lafayette’s season ends as Patriot League tournament champion and a 20-13 record.

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