1. The Wildcats Are Led By Balance On Offense
Jay Wright’s squad is the only team left that doesn’t have at least one player who averages 17 points per game. Villanova’s Josh Hart leads the team with 15.3 points per game, while starters Kris Jenkins, Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu also average double digits.
2. Villanova Has The Best Defense Of The Remaining 4 Teams
The Wildcats are ranked 11th in the country in defensive efficiency – no one else in the Final Four places in the top 40. Despite employing a smaller lineup, Nova contests shots without fouling and is an excellent defensive rebounding team. Their lock-down defense is capable of shutting anyone down, as seen in their last win against the No. 1 overall seed – the Kansas Jayhawks. Nova limited Kansas to 59 points – the fewest points the Jayhawks scored in any game this season.
3. Don’t Commit Fouls Against Villanova
The Wildcats are the best free throw shooting team left in the tournament, and one of the best in all of college basketball. As a team, they shoot 78.2 percent from the line and have gone 56-for-66 (84.8 percent) in the tournament.
4. Villanova Boasts 4 Extremely Dangerous 3-Point Weapons
Villanova is a difficult offense to stop because of their ball movement and ability to beat defenders off the dribble. However, they are really at their best when they can drive and kick the ball out to shooters. Unfortunately for the defense, the Wildcats have four guys who shoot 35 percent or better from beyond the arc. Josh Hart, Ryan Arcidiacono, Kris Jenkins and Jalen Brunson are an absolute matchup nightmare.
Source: Sports Chat