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Villanova vs. Xavier: Halftime Notes

After 20 minutes at Cintas Center, the top-5 matchup has been as good as advertised

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After 20 minutes at Cintas Center, the Xavier Musketeers lead the Villanova Wildcats 40-37.

The top-5 matchup has more than lived up to the hype so far. Here's everything you need to know about the first half.


  • Kris Jenkins leads the Wildcats with 19 points. His career high is 23, so that's something to watch in the second half.
  • Daniel Ochefu, Josh Hart, and Jenkins all have two fouls for the Wildcats. They'll have to be more conservative in the second half.
  • Villanova, the best free throw shooting team in the country went 6-6 from the line in the first half.


  • JP Macura leads the Musketeers with 13 points.
  • After his injury last time these two teams played, Edmond Sumner has four points, three rebounds, and three assists tonight.
  • Xavier has won their last 26 games which they led at the half.