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Game 34: vs. American University

#3 seed Villanova heads into the NCAA Tournament to take on #14 seed American University. The 1st round game will be play at Villanova's home away from the Pavilion, the Wachovia Center in South Philly on Thursday night at 7:20 PM.

American University is the Patriot League regular season and conference tournament champions. This is their 2nd trip to the Big Dance. The Eagles lost last year in the 1st Round to Tennessee 72-57.

The Eagles are coming in with a 13 game winning streak. They haven't lost since January 24th at Holy Cross.

Villanova was 1-2 at the Wachovia Center this year. They had a heartbreaking loss against Louisville when last second tips would not fall and lost 61-60 in January. They also beat Syracuse and lost to Georgetown at the Wachovia Center.

Quick Notes:

  • Villanova has won all 8 previous meetings between the two schools.
  • Villanova leads the all-time series 8-0

Tickets for the NCAA game were still available on TicketMaster as of 3/16/09.