Thursday, March 23, 2006
I've been looking at the box scores and recaps of Villanova's games trying to find the secret to their success and a recurring theme in their losses. I assumed that as a smaller team it was about rebounds or blocked shot. It's not. Even in their three losses the Wildcats held their own on the boards and did not get pushed around. The key seems to be their shooting percentage. In all three of their losses, Villanova went cold shooting 27.4% against Texas, 33.8% against UConn, and 35.2% against Pitt. This is not good news as BC is not particularly strong on slowing shooters. We tend to let them get their shots off and hope for rebounds. We'll probably have the same game plan Friday. Which means the game will likely come down to how well Villanova shoots.