Providence vs Villanova Live collage basketball, how to watch, NCAAM, online tv Channel, TV schedule, After some much-needed rest, top-ranked Villanova returns to Big East action against visiting Providence on Saturday at noon ET at the Wells Fargo Center
This matchup against the Friars will be the second of four games at the Wells Fargo Center, home of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers and NHL’s Flyers. Villanova defeated Marquette 93-81 here on Jan. 7.
The Wildcats cut their turnovers in half from 20 to 10 and rolled to a 76-46 victory over Seton Hall last Monday night at the Pavilion. The Wildcats have fired from beyond the arc on 45.5 percent of their field-goal attempts, and are just a tick behind first-place St. John’s (24.9 to 24.7) in the Big East in three-point attempts per game.They lead the conference in the three major defensive categories – points allowed, field-goal percentage and three-point percentage but are last in forced turnovers at 12.8 per game. At 50.2 percent, Villanova is one of 12 programs in the country that are making at least half of their shots from the field.
“I’ve talked to the team about staying spirited, having fun and try to enjoy each other,” Cooley told the Providence Journal. “We need to defend like there’s no tomorrow and get out in transition. You can’t be uptight. We need to be as loose as possible. Enjoy the game.”