With the Sweet 16 finally underway in NCAA basketball, there is a game between two elite opponents. These teams are the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Villanova Wildcats. According to the tournament seedings, these teams are somewhat uneven and Villanova is currently a five point favorite to win this game. Both of these teams have an opportunity to go to the Elite Eight and to potentially win a national championship. Expect this game to be extremely competitive as a result.
West Virginia’s success is due to its extremely talented backcourt. Guards like Jevon Carter, Daxter Miles Jr. and Lamont West all decided to return this season which gives West Virginia one of the best backcourts in all of college basketball. Carter is currently averaging 17.4 points per game along with 4.7 rebounds and 6.6 assists. Miles Jr. is averaging 12.8 points per game along with 2.8 rebounds per game in over 29 minutes per game. West is averaging 9.5 points per game along with 3.9 rebounds. All three of them know what it takes to win these NCAA tournament games so one can expect them all to play well on Friday.
Villanova’s success is due to its elite offense. This season, Villanova is scoring 86.9 points per game which ranks first in all of college basketball. The team’s offensive success is due to its unselfish nature. The Wildcats currently have six players who are averaging double digit points per game. That is absolutely ridiculous. Villanova can use its depth and balanced offense to wear out its opponents which is what it will attempt to do on Friday. Expect a lot of players to contribute on the offensive end against West Virginia as a result.
As for my prediction, I have to side with Villanova. West Virginia relies heavily on forcing turnovers with its press. The only problem is that Villanova rarely turns it over. I expect Villanova to control the tempo of the game as their elite shooting carries them to the Elite Eight.
West Virginia vs. Villanova: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: West Virginia vs. Villanova
Date: Friday, March 23, 2018
Start Time: 7:27 P.M. EST
Location: TD Garden in Boston, MA
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