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Hart spins around ND defender for layup

Villanova's Josh Hart drives to the paint, spins around a Notre Dame defender and scores a layup in a career-high, 37-point effort, in the No. 1 Wildcats' 74-66 victory over the Fighting Irish.

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ESPN Stats and Information  

Josh Hart scored a career-high 37 points in Villanova's win over Norte Dame. Hart was 14-14 from the free throw line, the most free throws made by a player to shoot 100% from the free throw line in school history.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Josh Hart w/37 points & 11 boards in win over ND. It's time to put 'Nova's versatile senior as current leader for National Player of Year.

Bridges tip-in extends Villanova lead

Kris Jenkins puts up a 3-pointer that hits off the side of the rim, but Mikal Bridges races to the basket and tips in the rebound over a Notre Dame defender. The No. 1 Wildcats beat No. 23 Villanova 74-66.

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Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Great effort by Notre Dame. Gutsy game from Villanova. And a welcome to the spotlight - finally - for Josh Hart. Finishes with 37 points.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Kris Jenkins is an opportunist. Hits second field goal of game ... now

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Josh Hart has a career-high 31 for Nova so far. Guy is a terrific college player. NBA executives vary on what he will be at the next level, but he has gotten better in every area since last season. Has 12 of team's last 16 as Villanova now leads Notre Dame midway through the second.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Hart has 31 points. And there's 9 minutes left. Has converted a steal, drained a three, scored on a jump stop and used a nifty spin to the hoop. And that's in the last three minutes

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Notre Dame has so many veteran players and it shows. Irish work nearly seamlessly together. Currently have 13 assists on 19'made buckets

Farrell races to hit buzzer-beating layup

No. 23 Notre Dame leads No. 1 Villanova 41-36 at the half, thanks in part to Matt Farrell's layup just before the buzzer.

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Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

South Carolina coach Frank Martin told ESPN that Sindarius Thornwell will not play Monday in New York against Seton Hall. Was suspended indefinitely last week.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

That last bucket from Matt Farrell emblematic of Villanova's entire first half. Caught flat footed. Trail at half for the first time this year, 41-36. Josh Hart scored 10 of Wildcats last 12 but can't keep them in it alone. Notre Dame really smart, fluid offense.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Amazing what Notre Dame coach Mike Brey has done in South Bend. Two consecutive Elite Eight appearances despite losing Jerian Grant and Pat Connaughton two years ago -- and Demetrius Jackson and Zach Auguste after last season. Not sure if Irish will hold on and beat No. 1 Villanova today, but up early and look for real.

Dana O'Neil @ESPNDanaOneil

Villanova currently playing a terrific version of Ole defense. Steve Vasturia just blew by Mikal Bridges, arguably Cats best athlete.