Villanova will take on West Virginia in the next round of March Madness, after the Mountaineers beat Marshall on Sunday.
Bob Huggins’ squad handily beat Marshall, 81-58, in San Diego on Saturday for a second-round win.
The Sweet 16 matchup will be Friday around 7:30 at TD Garden in Boston on TBS. Villanova’s last NCAA tournament trip to Boston went pretty well.
West Virginia, a No. 5 seed, is led by senior guard Jevon Carter, who averaged 17 points, 6.5 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game in the regular season.
Study up on West Virginia with our pre-tournament scouting report.
The Mountaineers know how to put teams away, having led the Big 12 in the regular season in scoring margin (plus-11.5 ppg.). West Virginia applies relentless defensive pressure and led the Big 12 in steals per game (8.1) and turnover margin (plus-5.5). Konate, a 6-8 sophomore, was third nationally in blocked shots (3.3 per game) during the regular season.