INDIANAPOLIS (CBS) — The Villanova Wildcats are once again the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Menâs Basketball Tournament. On Saturday, Villanova will take on the Baylor Bears, who are the No. 1 seed in the South Region.
So far in the tournament, Villanova has defeated Winthrop and North Texas. While Baylor has beaten Hartford and Wisconsin in its first two games.READ MORE: 3 Teens Arrested In Connection To Drive-By Shootings In Northern Minnesota
This run comes as somewhat of a surprise, many didnât expect the Wildcats to last long after losing guard Collin Gillespie to a knee injury and losing to Georgetown in the Big East tournament.READ MORE: Sen. Tina Smith Cosponsors Bill That Aims To Expand SCOTUS, Abolish Filibuster: ’Doing Nothing Is Not An Option’
Through the first two rounds, the Wildcats have been led by Jeremiah Robinson-Earl who was named the conference player of the year with Gillespie. Heading into Saturdayâs game, Robinson-Earl is averaging 20 points, six rebounds and two blocks.
Villanova is looking to capture its fourth NCAA title after winning it all in 1985, 2016 and 2018.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Teachers To Picket Thursday, Call For More Support Amid Pandemic
According to DraftKings, Baylor is a 7.5-point favorite. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. ET Saturday on CBS!