How to Watch
When: 2:30 pm EST
Where: HTC Center; Conway, SC
Bets are On
Villanova is favored by -6.5 according to OddsShark.
For ‘Nova, yesterday’s match-up against Middle Tennessee State was a complete show of Wildcat dominance. Seven different Villanova players were successful from the three-point line. Sophomore Cole Swider came off the bench to drop both a team and career-high 26 points. Junior Collin Gillespie joined Swider in point production, making 16 points and seven assists. Interestingly, Gillespie had a clear affinity for shots beyond the arc—of his total seven shots, six came from three. Expect Jay Wright’s squad to continue splashing threes this afternoon.
Mississippi State enters the HTC Center 5-0, beating Tulane yesterday 80-66. This will be the second meeting between Mississippi State and Villanova—’Nova currently leads the all-time series 1-0.