March 15, 2015

No. 1-seeded Villanova is on a tear going into the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats (32-2) have won 15 games in a row heading into their East Regional opener against Lafayette (20-12) on Thursday in Pittsburgh.

Coach Jay Wright and Villanova won the Big East Tournament, beating Xavier in the finale on Saturday.

This is the 30th anniversary of the Wildcats' stunning upset of Georgetown in the national championship game. They are led by three players who score in double figures, led by Darrun Hilliard's 14 points per game.

The Leopards, winners of the Patriot League title with 65-63 win over American, will be making their fourth trip to the tournament - and first since 2000.

Dan Trist (17.3 ppg) tops the Leopards.

The winner gets the winner of North Carolina State and LSU.

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