Villanova in the NCAA Tournament: Wildcats Defeat Lafayette, Advance to NCAA Third Round

The 2015 BIG EAST Champion Villanova Wildcats

The Villanova men's basketball defeated Lafayette, 93-52, Thursday night in an NCAA Tournament second round game played at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Wildcats are now 33-2 on the season and have won 16 in a row.

With the victory, Villanova advances to the third round of the NCAA Tournament and will take on North Carolina State on Saturday at the Consol Energy Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. The game will be televised on TBS.

After winning both the BIG EAST Conference Regular Season and Tournament titles, the Villanova men's basketball team drew the No. 1 Seed in the NCAA Tournament's East Region. Villanova was last selected as a No. 1 seed during the 2005-06 NCAA Tournament when the Wildcats reached the Elite Eight.

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