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Xavier’s hopes of getting off the bubble and into the Massive Dance might come down as to if or not they’ll high Villanova within the Massive East semifinals tonight.
Simply over a month in the past, the Xavier Musketeers had been left for useless by the nationwide media. After falling 74-62 at residence in opposition to DePaul, Xavier was 11-13 after a six sport dropping streak, all however burying them within the Massive East.
What occurred subsequent was outstanding. The Musketeers responded by successful six of their subsequent seven video games, together with victories over fellow bubble groups Seton Corridor, St. John’s (a sweep no much less) and Creighton (together with yesterday’s win within the quarterfinals of the Massive East Event).
Xavier continues to be alive, however they should do extra work to beat their poor begin. Thankfully for the X-Males, the Massive East Event has delivered that chance to them with a matchup in opposition to a Villanova squad they beat throughout their current scorching streak.
The Wildcats, the Massive East’s high seed, began their match run with a 73-62 victory over Windfall yesterday afternoon. Senior Eric Paschall led the way in which with 20 factors and 10 rebounds for Villanova, which is trying to declare the convention match title to spice up its seeding in March Insanity.
Despite the fact that Villanova might actually use this win, this contest might nicely be do-or-die for Xavier. A loss right here would go away the Musketeers with an 18-15 file on Choice Sunday and a resume that features terrible losses to Missouri, Windfall, and DePaul with out a ton of nice wins to counter them.
The best way to watch Xavier vs. Villanova
- Date: Friday, March 15
- Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Location: New York, NY
- Venue: Madison Sq. Backyard
- TV: Fox Sports activities Community
- Reside stream: Fox Sports activities Go
Whoever emerges from this sport will play the winner of the Seton Corridor-Marquette matchup for the Massive East’s automated bid to the NCAA Event tomorrow night time.