Villanova went on to win a rather mundane 73-53 over Milwaukee to advance to the third round and meet its old Big East rival Connecticut on Saturday.
Towson came into Sunday’s game against Villanova riding a three-game winning streak to open the season, marking the program’s best start since 1972.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 21 points and Darrun Hilliard added 18 as Villanova rode a hot-shooting night to a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s Wednesday night.
John Robertson threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 150 yards and three touchdowns, as Villanova topped previously unbeaten Towson 45-35 in a Colonial Athletic Conference game Saturday evening.
Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
Grant Enders passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another and Terrance West had two rushing TDs and one receiving score to help Towson outlast Villanova 49-35 Saturday.