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Villanova vs. North Carolina: The Day After

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Jamie Squire

Jay Wright Quote:

I'm proud of this team. I'm proud of their effort. We got down 20. They never quit. They’ve done that all year. We have great leadership by Mouphtaou and JayVaughn is a warrior. I'm very proud of this whole group.
  • When Villanova's opponent shot 50% or better from 3, the Wildcats were 0-4 this season.
  • Nova is 1-4 when their opponents hit more than 10 3-pointers.
  • The Wildcats are 2-8 when their opposition records 10 or more steals.
  • Nova's 6 assists, was a season low.
  • North Carolina's win was Roy Williams' 700th career victory.

JayVaughn Pinkston

  • Pinkston and Darrun Hilliard were responsible for 53% of the points (38).
  • JayVaughn led the team in scoring 11 times this season.
  • It was the 8th time Pinkston scored 20 points or more in his career.
  • Jay Vaughn ends the season with 12 straight double-digit games in scoring.

Mouphtaou Yarou

  • Mouph led the team in rebounding in 16 games this season.
  • Ends the season with 3 straight double-digit point games.

Darrun Hilliard

  • Hilliard had a career high with 8 shots made.

Link O'rama

  • Rapid Reaction: UNC 78, Villanova 71 [ESPN]
  • North Carolina survives Villanova, set up likely Roy Williams-Kansas reunion in third round [NBCsports]
  • Villanova gave its all, but fell short [Philly.com]