Because stats are fun, here is a look of the 9 previous games between Villanova and Cincinnati as well as the schools' historical comparison.
Villanova vs. Cincinnati: Overall, 6W, 3L
Villanova @ Cincy, OH: 3W, 2L
In the BIG EAST: 5W, 3L
First Meeting: 12/20/1947 Villanova, 70-68
Last Meeting: 3/3/2012 Cincinnati, 72-68
Last Villanova Victory: 1/9/2011, 72-61
Longest Winning Streak: Villanova 3 (1947-2007, 2009-2011)
Current Streak: Cincinnati, 2 Wins
Jay Wright vs. Cincinnati: 5-3
Mick Cronin vs. Villanova: 3-4
In the NCAAs...
- Championships: UC 2. VU 1
- Final 4s: UC 6. VU 4
- Elite 8s: UC 8. VU 12
- Sweet 16s: UC 10. VU 16
- NCAA Tourneys: UC 26. VU 32
The game will be broadcast on ESPN3, with Jim Barbar doing play-by-play and Bob Wenzel as the analyst.