2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
20-16, 1st in NEC

ESPN Stats and Information  

Mount St. Mary's led top-seeded Villanova for 1,094 seconds in the first half of Thursday's Round of 64 matchup. The defending national champs took their first lead late in the first half and never looked back.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Buzz Williams has lost the jacket at the 10:13 mark.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Jay Wright said he honestly doesn't know what caused the slow start. The level of energy, or lack thereof, he said "shocked him." Wright added, "I honestly don't know what's wrong. If I tried to tell you I'd be BS-ing you."

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

As much as people harp on Villanova's short bench that bench helped the Wildcats shake off the cobwebs against Mr St Mary's. Donte DiVincenzo had 21 points and 13 rebounds while Eric Paschall scored eight. The Wildcats, though, can't afford such a slow start against either Wisconsin or Virginia Tech.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

So that escalated quickly. Credit Donte DiVincenzo for keeping Cats alive. Only energy in first half. Continues to be best guy on floor.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

My St Mary's took charge is this game by being the aggressor offensively. Too much dribbling, standing and waiting now. In a very dangerous spot of looking like a 1-16 game before this is all over.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

If Villanova doesn't own these first five minutes the building is going to turn and it's going to very uncomfortable for the Wildcats.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Sixteen-seeded teams are 0-129 in the NCAA tournament. Overall No. 1 and reigning national champion Villanova heads to the locker room up just one to Mt St Mary's. At halftime of Villanova's national championship game, Daniel Ochefu told coaches to wait outside as he talked to the team about its effort. Jay Wright has been impressed with his senior leaders all year. The Wildcats could use one of those Ochefu moments right now.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Jalen Brunson and Josh Hart each have two fouls. Right now best thing that can happen to Villanova is halftime and a reboot.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

The only reason the panic isn't higher is because Mountaineers have had about six shots rim out. Villanova lucky honestly

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Josh Hart just picked up his second foul. Not good. But Donte DiVencenzo bringing some energy to Wildcats, who still look like they want to puke from nerves.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

A rather inauspicious start for Villanova. Missed first eight shots - three of which were blocked - have two turnovers. Tight doesn't do the Wildcats justice right now.

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Jay Wright talked yesterday about the pressure of being a 1 seed in a 1-16 game. He remembered crowd turning on Wildcats when Monmouth mounted a rally in 2006. Mount St Mary's will try to do the same here tonight.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Overall No. 1 seed Villanova meets Mount St. Mary's in the Round of 64 on Thursday in Buffalo. A No. 16 seed has never beaten a No. 1 seed -- and that's unlikely to change in this matchup as ESPN's BPI overwhelmingly favors the defending national champs.

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Mount St. Mary's will face top-seeded Villanova in the first round Thursday. If history is any indication, this should be good news for the Wildcats -- in 2018. The last three teams to beat Mount St. Mary's as a No. 16 seed went on to win the national title the next season.

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UNO players scrap during First Four defeat

New Orleans' Travin Thibodeaux and Christavious Gill got into an altercation during the team's First Four loss to Mount St. Mary's that resulted in Thibodeaux being benched in the second half.

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.9294th
Rebounds Per Game30.0343rd
Assists Per Game11.2315th
Points Allowed68.783rd

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record1-4
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances4