Philadelphia PA: It’s early in the season and all the teams across the country are trying to see what they got and that is what we had on Tuesday night, as fifth ranked Villanova Wildcats took on Nicholls State Colonels from the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia. Both teams come into game off wins; the Wildcats took down Columbia on November 10 while Nicholls State defeated University of Texas Rio Grande Valley also on November 10.
Villanova opened up scoring on the basket by Mikal Bridges for an early 2-0 lead. Roddy Peters would get Nicholls State on the board, the game would be tied at 6 at 17:22 left in the first half. From there however, the Wildcats would open this game up as they would get the lead as high as 24, at 35-11 with 8:21 left in the first half. The Colonels would try to stay in the game, but the Wildcats defense was too much for them to handle. Villanova would lead 54-30 at half.
Villanova picked up where they left off in the first half. Villanova had a couple big dunks in the game and Omari Spellman managed to get some big blocks as well. The Wildcats would cruise to a 113-77 win and now are 2-0 on the season. Next up for Villanova is a home game vs Lafayette on Friday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA.
Mikal Bridges: 23 Points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 blocks
Donte DiVincenzo: 20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists
Phil Booth: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists,
Nicholls State Colonels:
Zaquavian Smith: 25 points, 3 rebounds
Roddy Peters: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 Blocks
Tevon Saddler: 15 points, 5 rebounds