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2019 NCAA Tournament: Villanova to play Saint Mary’s Thursday

Wildcats, find your dancing shoes.

NCAA Basketball: Big East Tournament Final-Villanova vs Seton Hall Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Your three-peat BIG EAST champions, and defending National Champions, have punched their official ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Taking the 6-seed in the South region, the Villanova Wildcats are facing 11-seed Saint Mary’s this Thursday in Hartford, CT.

Despite a decidedly inconsistent season, ‘Nova managed to spark a positive start to their post-season endeavors. Winning the BIG EAST regular season and last night’s conference championship, the Wildcats have snagged a double-title accolade so far.

Villanova joins Marquette, Seton Hall, and St. John’s to represent the BIG EAST in this year’s March Madness tournament.