Xavier’s 8 Musketeers Take Down No. 1 Villanova
The fifth-ranked Xavier Musketeers handed top-ranked Villanova their fourth loss of the season, ending the Wildcats’ seven-game win streak Wednesday night, 90-83. This was a huge answer to Xavier’s loss to ‘Nova earlier this season, when they got beat by 31 points on New Year’s Eve.
Eight players got into the game for Xavier, but on the strength of five players scoring double digits, the Musketeers beat a top-five team for the first time since 2004. This also happens to be Xavier’s first win over Villanova since joining the Big East.
Villanova, in its three toughest games away from home this season:
Oklahoma L 78-55
Virginia L 86-75
Xavier L 90-83
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) February 25, 2016
@CincyGoGo Glad Xavier fans didnt storm the court. Shows belief they are a legit title contender and this is just another step on the road.
— Karl Kauffman (@karlkauffman) February 25, 2016
The 2015-16 Xavier Musketeers. Deeper than the cast of A Few Good Men.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) February 25, 2016
The last time Xavier beat a #1 Delonte West was in college. Now Delonte West is homeless.
— Eric Lilly (@EricLilly7) February 25, 2016
— #1 XU Fan (@1xufan) February 25, 2016
Photo Credit: Joe Robbins
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