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March 28, 2008 (12)Villanova vs. (1)Kansas

It's Game Day!
vs.
Friday March 28, 2008
Ford Field
Detroit, MI
9:40p ET
CBS
Gus Johnson and Len Elmore

Villanova, the 12th Seed in the Midwest bracket, will take on the #1 seed Kansas Jayhawks. 'Nova is 1-2 against KU. The Wildcats won the last meeting 83-62 on a snowy January saturday morning in 2005. The Jayhawks were ranked #2 at the time.

The Wildcats are 44-28 All-Time in the NCAA Tournament and 2-7 All-Time vs. #1 seeds. Villanova, along with West Virginia, Memphis, UNC and UCLA are the only programs to make the Sweet 16 in 3 of the last 4 years.

Currently #12 seeds are 0-13 in the NCAA Tournament against the #1 seed. The worst loss by #1 seed was by a #11 (when George Mason beat UConn in 2006).



Villanova Kansas
22-12
33-3
FG Made
847
1066
FG Attempted
1954
2098
FG Pct
43.3%
50.8%
FT Made
557
549
FT Attempted
765
789
FT Pct
72.8%
69.6%
3FG Made
239
250
3FG Attempted
686
623
3FG Pct
34.8%
40.1%
Points Avg
73.2
81.4
Rebounds Total Avg
36.1
41.9
Rebounds Off Avg
13.
12.4
Rebounds Def Avg
23
26.4
Assists Avg
13.6
18.4
Steals Avg
8.1
8.9
Turnovers Avg
14.3
12.8
Blocks Avg
2.8
6
Fouls Avg
20.8
17.6