East Regional Semifinal: (2)Duke vs (3)Villanova
VILLANOVA 77 – DUKE 54
FINAL: Nova got all up in Coach K and them’s ass like a wedgie in the 2nd half, outscoring the Blue Devils by a dub and totally demoralizing the squad that went into halftime only down by 3. Wildcat guard Scottie Reynolds continued his solid play in the tourney and was the leading bucket-getter in the game. dropping a respectable 16 points.
Villanova set a tournament record with their 14th victory over a higher seed and Coach K established a new standard of excellence, appearing in his 93rd career game in the big dance, even though he was probably salty after getting smashed so handily by Jay Wright’s squad.
What makes the loss even worse for Coach K is the fact that Wright looks up to him as a mentor pimp and you never want to get knocked by one of your disciples.
Nova did an excellent job of showing why many people considered the Big East to be the sickest conference in the country….at least this season. The get set for an all Big East regional final against Pitt, a team that they already beat a few months ago.