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2017 Schedule
16-11, 6th in Big East
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6dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: Big East Conference

Villanova remains the only lock for the NCAA tournament from the Big East, but Butler, Xavier and Creighton should be in. Providence joins Seton Hall, Georgetown and Marquette as teams that still have work left to do.

Providence pulls off the upset over No. 22 Butler (0:31)
Providence's Lindsey left open for 3-pointer (0:23)
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13dEamonn Brennan

Bubble Watch: How deep can the Big East go?

Villanova is a lock, and Butler, Creighton and Xavier will likely be in the NCAA tournament, too. As for the rest? Seton Hall, Georgetown and Marquette have a lot of work to do.

Villanova holds off Providence 66-57 (1:03)
Brunson's steal, layup and-1 seals win for Villanova (0:35)
Bridges nearly destroys the rim with vicious Villanova dunk (0:16)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Villanova leads host team Providence by three at the half, but that number could easily be 13 or more if the Wildcats would just take care of the ball. Jay Wright's team committed 10 turnovers in 20 minutes, most of them in the lane and under duress from a swarming Friar zone defense.

Diallo shows off with behind-the-back pass for PC dunk (0:17)

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Which team was able to keep momentum going after a monster win this week and which didn't? Tennessee did with a Kansas State win after beating Kentucky while Marquette didn't by losing to Providence after knocking off Villanova.

Hart leads top-ranked Villanova past Providence (0:38)

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Are we being a bit too blasé about Jay Wright's team being ranked No. 1 in the nation and on-track for a No. 1 seed? We haven't seen a defending champion this strong since Duke started the 2010-11 season 19-1. Villanova could repeat.

Villanova capitalizes on sleepy Providence defense (0:31)

Dana O'Neil ESPN Senior Writer 

Can't stress enough about Villanova, which just got first bench points against Providence. As good as the Wildcats are, they are down two players. Phil Booth out with tendinitis and Omari Spellman was declared ineligible. Team had done so much essentially short handed all year.

Villanova's Hart takes the touch pass to the hoop in transition (0:32)

Team Stats

Points Per Game70.0261st
Rebounds Per Game32.6319th
Assists Per Game14.1Tied-132nd
Points Allowed66.249th

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record15-19
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances18