Villanova's Offense vs USF defense
Villanova has struggled at times this season at scoring points. It won't get much easier when the Cats have to play USF's stingy defense who is only allowing 57.4 points per game.
Jayvaughn Pinkston is averaging 15.5 points per game during the 6 game winning streak. Ever since he has been coming off the bench, he has been pretty effective scoring in multiple ways that make him almost impossible to stop. He can knock down the jump shot while also taking it to the rim with authority. He is getting fouled 6.8 times per game while shooting 70.3 percent when he gets to the line.
Anthony Collins Vs Ryan Arcidiacano
Anthony Collins is a guy who distributes the basketball effectively and loves getting his teammates involved, but he will take good, smart shots when his team needs him to take over. Ryan Arcidiacano and Villanova's D in general, will have to try to limit the passing lanes to make him less effective. He is averaging 7.8 assists per game while also scoring around 10 points per game. Ryan, on the other-hand, is averaging 13 points per game while only dishing out 3.4 assists per game.
Jay Wright Vs Stan Heath
Stan Heath has had Jay Wright's number in the past. The Bulls are 4-0 in their last four meetings. Jay has to do a better job at breaking down the weaknesses and the team has to do a good job at executing that.
Prediction: I expect this to be a low scoring ball game. This game could go either way. I'm biased so I am predicting Villanova(10-4) to win a nail-bitter 65-58 over USF (9-4)