Final Score: Villanova 77, Georgetown 59

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova defeats Georgetown, boosting their chances at a number one seed in The Big Dance.

The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Georgetown Hoyas at the Wells Fargo Center by a score of 77-59 on Senior Day, a win that boosted Villanova’s chances at a number one seed in March Madness. Villanova, the Big East regular season champion, led Georgetown the whole game, despite the Hoyas playing competitively and keeping it close in the first half. Villanova swept Georgetown in their season series, defeating them in the Nation’s capital and yesterday in Philly.

The Wildcats played an outstanding game against the Hoyas, out rebounding them 31 to 30 and shooting 51% from the field in the game. This mark bested Georgetown's 50% percent from the field. To add, Nova shot better from the three point line shooting 47% over Georgetown's 43%. Villanova had a balanced offense with five players in JayVaughn Pinkston, James Bell, Darrun Hilliard II, Ryan Arcidiacono and Kris Jenkins scoring double figures. Markel Starks had the most points in the game with 20 while Seton Hall’s Darrun Hilliard II led all Seton Hall scorers with 19 points of his own.

According to Joe Lunardi of ESPN, Villanova is now the number one seed in the East after Kansas University’s loss to West Virginia. Villanova would still have to put up a good performance in the Big East Tournament in order to keep their number one seed hopes alive. Looking forward, Villanova will play the winner of the first round matchup in the Big East Tournament, which is between Seton Hall and DePaul at MSG in the quarterfinals.

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