1:05 PM ET, March 21, 2009
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Rollie Massimino sat on the edge of his seat, rooting on his former team from behind the bench. By the end, he was leaning back in his chair and soaking it in.No need to sweat this one out, Coach. The Wildcats had it all the way.
• The Wildcats will make their 16th Sweet Sixteen appearance. It's also Villanova's fourth appearance in five years under Jay Wright.
• A 19-2 run early in the first half gave Villanova the lead and four field goals and six turnovers in the first 12 minutes of the game by UCLA helped Villanova maintain that lead.
• At halftime, the Bruins had two points off turnovers compared to the Wildcats' 12. The 20-point loss for UCLA is the sixth-worst margin of defeat for the Bruins in basketball championship play all-time.
• Alfred Aboya finished with three fouls; the Bruins were 6-7 this season when Aboya has at least three fouls in a game (20-2 when Aboya has less than three fouls).
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||20-47 (.426)||31-67 (.463)|
|3P Made-Attempted||9-24 (.375)||8-25 (.320)|
|FT Made-Attempted||20-30 (.667)||19-27 (.704)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||21 (0/0)||22 (0/0)|
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