NCAA Tournament Preview
Iowa Hawkeyes VS Villanova Wildcats
The # 2nd seeded Villanova Wildcats will be battling the Iowa Hawkeyes in the South Regional this Sunday at the Barclays Center ahead of the Sweet 16. This NCAA Tournament preview is brought you by Fanpicks. Come enjoy our March Madness contests at Fanpicks with over 5 MILLION dollars in prizes for the NCAA TOURNAMENT.
The Wildcats will hope to make another run to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. The last time they were there, they actually made a run all the way up to the Final Four. Their strong senior class will be hoping to get past this second round since they’ve been really struggling the past years in the tournament. During the first round against UNC Asheville, seniors played extremely well especially Daniel Ochefu and Ryan Arcidiacono. With 5 players in double digits scoring on excluding their leading scorer Josh Hart, the Wildcats have the offensive potential to make it to the Elite 8.
The Hawkeyes have not made it to the Sweet 16 since 1999. It will be extremely difficult for them to get past the Wildcats if they don’t step up their shooting. Furthermore, they have not won consecutive games since early February. Villanova ranks 20th in the nation in pts allowed and are very good at forcing turnovers. This will make the task harder if some of Iowa’s players especially seniors don’t step up. Iowa committed only 3 turnovers and forced a dozen.
The winner of this matchup will head to the Sweet 16 to face the Miami Hurricanes.