The GIST: The Villanova Wildcats’ run in the men’s NCAA tournament ended on Saturday in a Sweet 16 loss to the Baylor Bears. Can we pretend it’s 2018 instead?
The game: The No. 5 Wildcats came out scoring, earning a seven-point lead at the half on the backs of forward Jermaine Samuels and guard Justin Moore. The No. 1 Bears, who usually boast some of the best three-point shooting in the country, had gone cold, and the upset was so close, we .
- But, due to their three-point-shooting woes, the Bears switched it up in the second half, focusing on close-range shots and tightening up on defense.
- You know how this story ends. This change in strategy was a good one, and the Bears came back to win . Sigh.