Villanova shoots down Kansas

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A true winner is the one coach that issues a not of sympathy to the team that looses. This is what Jay Wright stated: “Well, that was just one of those nights,”  “Man, we made every shot to start the game. I feel bad for Kansas. They’re a great team. We just made every shot.”

Wildcats took an easy 95-79 victory. 18 three pointers in 40 attempts is the record that Wildcats made in the Final Four against Kansas. The game’s tone was reached in the early moments.Eric Paschall made a three-pointer. No more than a 3 minutes, Wildcats has the lead 9-2 when coach Bill Self called a timeout for Kansas.

“I thought we were OK,” Self said. “But we needed a couple of good possessions fast.”

The prediction didn’t happen and Villanova continued the positive shootin with 22-4.

“It’s like, Oh, my gosh, we’re seven minutes in and we’re going to have to play just about perfecto get back.”

To the half time, the Wildcats led 47-32 and during it the Kansas guard Graham stated: “They did a great job knocking down shots, obviously and they were making the extra pass,” “They had us rotating a lot.”

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Villanova made a lot of threes and Kansas had to done more on the defense. On the second half, the players of Wildcats cool down a bit.

Therefore, Azubuike blocked a shot, Paschall wound up with the ball about 28 feet from the basket and scored 3 point.

Few different Villanova players tossed in triples in the first and in the second half and still Kansas had a lame defense.

“Obviously we’re very talented offensively,” Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson said.

Even though there was a small faith that Kansas is close to the Big East champion, Villanova managed to overcome them and gone 4 for 24 on three-pointers in the East Region final against Texas Tech.

“I thought they were great,” Self said. “That’s as good a team that we’ve played against that I can remember. They’d be hard for anybody to deal with if they shoot the ball like that.”


Kansas coach Bill Self looked on as Villanova guard Mikal Bridges put up a shot against the Jayhawks in the first half of their Final Four game in San Antonio on Saturday. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle


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