The first-round triumph sets up a matchup at 7 p.m. Sunday of Philadelphia-bred coaches with Villanova's Harry Perretta going against Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw.
Frank Nutile is the No. 1 QB entering spring, although he is not complacent, knowing if he lets up, others can take advantage of the chance.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Tony Carr scored 24 points to extend his Penn State sophomore scoring record, Josh Reaves had 18 points and nine rebounds and the Nittany Lions beat Notre Dame 73-63 on Saturday in the second round of the NIT.
Did you notice this in the Wildcats win over the Crimson Tide?
The top-seeded Wildcats struggled in the first half but then took control behind Bridges, who scored 22 of his 23 points in the second half.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - It finally happened - a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness.
Football is king at Alabama, but the basketball team already won its first NCAA tournament game since 2006.
Red-shirt freshman Omari Spellman became the big man in the middle who could rebound and defend the paint.
"It's only on me, I'm the only one that's screwed it up," Jay Wright said. "The guys that are on this team, they don't have anything to do with it."
Villanova got off to a great start in the NCAA tournament, but the top seed will be facing a higher caliber of talent in No. 9 seed Alabama and highly-touted freshman Collin Sexton.
With four starters returning and some talented players from the current freshman class, the Quakers should be major Ivy League contenders next season.
Jay Wright would not mind coaching a "one-and-done" talent but is doing just fine with his culture at Villanova.
The Crimson Tide got 25 points from freshman Collin Freshman to earn a date with the Wildcats.