Villanova nabs No. 2 seed in East, will face Milwaukee

The Wildcats and Tony Chennault will start their journey for a Final Four appearance Thursday against Milwaukee. Credit: Getty Images
The Wildcats and Tony Chennault will start their journey for a
Final Four appearance Thursday against Milwaukee. Credit: Getty Images

It was clear after their upset loss to Seton Hall early in the Big East tournament that Villanova relinquished their shot at a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

However, a No. 2 seed isn’t a bad consolation prize.

“It was really crazy,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright said of last week’s loss CBS’s Selection Sunday show. “I hope it’s a blip. We played our best game of the year against Georgetown the last regular season game of the year, then we went into [the Seton Hall] game. … We’ve had great practices since, we’re in a great frame of mind, we are fired up about the tournament.”

The Wildcats will start their journey in Buffalo Thursday against Milwaukee, winners of the Horizon League tournament.

Though 15-seeds have shown it’s possible to upset a heavily favored second-seed, (like Florida Gulf Coast last season), the Wildcats hope they can start their NCAA tournament strong and avoid having a bad outing, like they did against the Pirates.

“In tournament play when you have one bad night shooting, if that’s what you’re relying on, it’s over,” the coach said. “You have to have a mentality that you can win, with our defensive rebounding if we don’t make shots.”

If the Wildcats prevail in their opener, they could have a familiar foe waiting in round three.

Villanova will face the winner of St. Joseph’s and UConn. In two matchups this season, the Wildcats beat the Hawks twice, by seven and three points respectively.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Dr. Dre is king of hip hop with…

With $620 million in estimated pre-tax earnings, veteran rapper and record producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes list as the highest paid hip hop artist, ousting Sean "Diddy" Combs from the…

News

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S.…

A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.

National

Bloomberg: Going green will grant you longer life…

Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg tells Metro that cities are where fighting global warming can make a difference, and increase people’s lifespan.

International

Ban Ki Moon: "Climate change is an issue…

My message to you is: make your voice heard and your actions count. Change is in the air. Solutions exist. The race is on. It’s time to lead.

Television

Craig Ferguson wants you to see his new…

Craig Ferguson thinks his new game show will become "a comedy show in which a game is played and money is won."

Television

Anthony Anderson on dealing with your 'ish'

Anthony Anderson discusses finding the humor in his "Black-ish" family.

Gossip

Photos: See who Robert Pattinson was caught holding…

Robert Pattinson has a new girlfriend.

The Word

The Word: Kris and Bruce Jenner's predictably public…

They said it wouldn't last — mostly because of that separation almost a year ago. And now, more than a year later, Kris and Bruce…

MLB

Bud Selig honors Derek Jeter as both prepare…

Bud Selig’s 22-year reign as commissioner will end Sunday, and while it’s had its share of negative moments, it also had Derek Jeter.

NFL

Column: Geno Smith not the answer for Jets…

There were highs for Jets quarterback Geno Smith in Monday night’s loss to the Bears and there were incredible lows.

NFL

3 things that went right in Jets loss…

It wasn't the result the Jets wanted, a 27-19 loss to the Bears, but this team deserves some credit.

Sports

Here's the 8 best and worst sporting goodbyes

With Derek Jeter set to retire following the 2014 Major League Baseball season, we look back at some of the great and not-so-great sporting goodbyes.

Home

NYC fall real estate hot list

The upcoming developments and areas everyone's buzzing about.

Style

Milan Fashion Week shows the best of Italian…

Metro rounds up the cut of the collections at Milan Fashion Week.

Tech

The 2014 Maker Faire saw robots, printers and…

Got a broken button maker? There’s a fix for that – and Tony Stanzione of the Fixers’ Collective says he can show you how.

Parenting

First look: Uniqlo's fall/winter 2014 kids collection

Get a sneak peek at Uniqlo's kids and babies fall/winter 2014 line.