Texas Tech meets Villanova for spot in Final Four

NCAA Tournament

It will air on CBS with Ian Eagle, Jim Spanarkel, and Allie LaForce courtside at TD Garden.

"Yeah, I think we have the best bench in the entire country", Gray said. You have to be ready to face adversity. Texas Tech left no doubt which was the deeper team. Texas Tech went through a stretch of losses in February, but Keenan Evans had a hurt toe during that stretch. You can also download the free odds tracker app.

"The physicality West Virginia played with is the same Texas Tech is going to bring with the length they have at the defensive end", said Nova junior guard Phil Booth.

"Coach (Chris) Ogden, he was upset with me", Benson said in the Texas Tech locker room.

The Wildcats are one win away from another Final Four, after outlasting West Virginia on Friday night 90-78.

Texas Tech pulled within five points on three occasions late in the second half; one of those appeared to be a prime chance to cut it to three.

That's when Evans countered with two free throws and then a 3-pointer. That strong effort is coming despite limited practice time as Evans recovers from a toe injury. Tech is averaging 75 per game on offense while allowing 64.6 per contest on defense. Villanova torches opponents for an average of 11.7 threes per game and leads the nation with 432 threes.

Yet they led by 11 points and seemed comfortably in control.

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Villanova came into the game with 44 3-pointers for the tournament. Villanova doesn't shoot more threes than anyone in college basketball, they just shoot more threes than anyone in college basketball that was actually good this year. Villanova trailed by a 60-55 margin with 10:58 left in the 2nd half however, was outstanding offensively the rest of the way and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 84-74 lead with 1:50 left in regulation.

The Red Raiders weren't in awe of their accomplishment - missing the tournament a year ago, which is the norm in Lubbock, and suddenly surging to the Elite Eight here in 2018.

Villanova is looking to get back to the national semifinals for the first time since 2016 when it won the national championship. It also guarantees a couple of really fun games, no offense to Texas Tech.

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The Red Raiders struggled during the regular season from the foul line. No. 2 Duke in San Antonio, and their emerging as the team to beat in this NCAA Tournament. Purdue ended its season with a 30-7 record.

Texas Tech must be aggressive at all times in this game.

Oklahoma will finish its series against the Red Raiders at 2 p.m. on Sunday. They rammed home six dunks against Purdue on Friday and have a 12-2 edge in dunks against opponents during the tournament. Jalen Brunson and Eric Paschall proved to be a big part in picking apart the Red Raider's defense, and the Wildcats focused playing three-on-two rather than one-on-one. Villanova shot 50.0% from the field and 54.2% (13-24) from beyond the arc while holding West Virginia to just 38.6% shooting from the field.

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