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Villanova has had good results against Creighton and the Wildcats have covered in four straight against the Bluejays, dating back to last season. Sixth-seeded Creighton is 25-8.

Villanova won both regular season meetings. He was again Friday night.

"I think we got outplayed tonight".

There is still a ways to go before the Red Storm reach the level of their quarterfinal opponent and can consistently contend not just to make the NCAA Tournament, but the make noise in March. Marcus Foster scored 21 points and hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 6.6 seconds left.

Josh Hart: "I have so much respect for that program". "He can do whatever any team needs of him". "You're all excited, you go down, open presents and you get a bunch of coal".

"Going into the game I was confident as in every game", DiVincenzo said.

"They are the most physical team in the conference", Villanova coach Jay Wright acknowledged after Hart came up with an offensive rebound three-point play for the victor with nine seconds left.

Myles Powell led Seton Hall with 17 points and Angel Delgado finished with his 13th consecutive double-double, 12 points and 16 rebounds. "That's it. I can't tell you nothing right now", Delgado said in a quiet locker room. That's good because this matchup deserves to move into the big arena in Philly, even if for just one year. "I tried to stay disciplined and stay in front and get a hand up".

Theoretically, that would leave a potential showdown against Butler for Saturday's 5:30 championship game. "But the only thing I can say about the 25 is it's all because of the seniors and Jalen (Brunson) and E (Eric Paschal)".

The Pirates have wandered in the college hoop wilderness for most of the last 28 years. "It's a devastating loss, just to know that we had it on our fingertips and we let it slip away".

"It's definitely special for them, because they can get over here and then then go over to Brooklyn and everything is right here", Jenkins said. "I'm never going to forget that moment".

A victory over the Wildcats would give Seton Hall more momentum heading into the NCAA Tournament and force others from around the country to take more notice of the Pirates.

"I don't know; it's always special to be able to play against them", Jones said. Anyone wearing Pirate Blue remembers the roller-coaster of emotions last March, in which an exhilarating upset over Villanova in the final was followed by the gut punch of a bad seeding job by the committee, which matched up the Pirates against woefully underseeded Gonzaga. It was a good shot considering Jenkins is a solid three-point threat and if you flipped the play, it would have been near the spot where he hit the National Championship victor.

Foster and Justin Patton each made 21 points for Creighton, which hit 13 of 20 from the three-point line.

Diallo led the Friars with eight points after the opening 20 minutes of play. He scored a game high 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as well.

Darryl Reynolds (26 Min, 0 Points, 0 Shots, 4 Rebounds, 2 Assists, 1 Turnover, 0 Steals, 4 Blocks, 115 ORtg) As a team, the Cats help Angel Delgado to 8 points and 8 rebounds - Reynolds played a part in that with his defense effort and work on the boards.

"We have nothing to hang our head about", Xavier coach Chris Mack said.

That in an eventual 55-53 Villanova win that was a one more throwback game to the black-and-blue days of this league; back when it often looked like you needed a dockworker's union card more than a pair of Air Jordan's to play the game. "He is just a complete basketball player that teams value".



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