clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

NCAA Tournament 2016: Villanova advances to the Final Four, 64-59

New, 401 comments

FINAL FOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova Wildcats are going back to the Final Four! The Wildcats defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 64-59.

They will take on Oklahoma Sooners.

Unlike the first two three games of the tournament, the Wildcats struggled from three. They shot 1-9 in the first half but were able to take a 32-25 thanks in part to transition points of force turnovers. Perry Ellis had 0 points in the first half and 4 turnovers. He finished with just 4 points on 1-5 shooting, his worst shooting performance of the season.

It didn't help that the Jayhawks had 0 bench points tonight.

Kansas also struggled from three to start, but Wayne Selden Jr. had success (mostly in the second half after having only 3 points in the first) within the arc to keep his team relatively close.

Kansas started on a quick 5-0 run to start the second half, but a key timeout call by Jay Wright helped stop that mini run out of the gate.

A Selden old-fashioned three point play gave Kansas their biggest lead of the night at 45-40, but the `Cats went on an immediate 10-0 run thanks to Ryan Arcidiacono, Daniel Ochefu, Mikal Bridges and Josh Hart.

Kris Jenkins struggled throughout the night. He started just 3-10 from the floor (1-7 from three) and sat for a lot of the second half after picking up his 4th foul.

Arch hit two clutch free throws down the stretch by Arch and Jenkins helped put the game away, along with a steal by Bridges.