VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Stuck in medical isolation, Villanova filled its schedule with YouTube videos, FaceTime calls and video games to stay connected. The Wildcats had to create their own entertainment with basketball on pause.
“It’s hard when you’re in a hotel room watching everybody else play,” guard Collin Gillespie said.
With a lengthy layoff over, the Wildcats could finally enjoy their own highlight reel.
Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship.
The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant Duke team in a classic title game 21 years ago.
“We thought and we knew that if we ever had an opportunity to play Duke, then we could play with them and it wouldn’t be a doubt about that,” El-Amin told The Associated Press. “But we did want to just be that team to get over the hump.”
WASHINGTON (AP) — Preseason All-America player Myles Powell was determined to get off to a hot start after struggling to find his shot recently for No. 12 Seton Hall.
Georgetown proved to be the perfect opponent for him again.
Powell scored 34 points, Romaro Gill tied a career-high with eight blocks and the 12th-ranked Pirates raced out to a big lead and beat Georgetown 78-71 Wednesday night.
Seton Hall (8-4, 0-0) vs. DePaul (12-1, 0-0)
Wintrust Arena, Chicago; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Seton Hall visits DePaul as Big East play starts for both teams. In conference play last season, Seton Hall finished with 11 wins and 10 losses, while DePaul won seven games and lost 12.