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Final Four 2016, Villanova vs. Oklahoma halftime notes

The Wildcats have played brilliantly in Houston so far.

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The Villanova Wildcats lead the Oklahoma Sooners 42-28 after the first half in the 2016 Final Four.

Typically Houston plays host to putrid performances from the field. That has not been the case on Saturday evening, especially so for the Wildcats who are looking for their first trip to the National Championship game since 1985. On the whole, Villanova is 18-for-27 from the field and 6-for-11 from the 3-point line. Josh Hart has spearheaded the charge, scoring 15 points on a 7-for-8 mark from the field. Ryan Arcidiacono hasn't missed a shot yet, going 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the 3-point line. Five different players have scored for the Wildcats, with four of them scoring at least six.

The last time these two teams went head to head, Villanova held Buddy Hield to just 18 points. Tonight, one of the best players in the country has just seven points after one half of play and shot a meager 3-for-8 from the field. It's a credit to Villanova's defense that they have been able to held the brilliant and prodigious scorer in Hield as well as his teammates to just 28 first half points. If that type of effort continues, suffice to say, 'Nova is in prime position to do some great things.

Remember to breathe, Villanova fans. 20 more minutes.