Villanova Didn't Deserve to Win

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The kids from the unpretentious Northeast Conference took it to the team from the mighty Big East. They led from 11-9 right through 58-56 with 1:08 left in regulation. They led by as many as 9 in the first (28-19) and, more importantly, they led by 8 (55-47) with 4:19 to go.

But the team that lost its starting point guard to a season-ending knee injury in December would lose two more point guards via personal fouls in a span of 51 seconds, and thus when it most needed qualified direction, it had none.

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