Sunday, March 23

Mach 23 Pre-Game: Villanova vs. Siena

It's Game Day, and a trip to the Sweet 16 is on the line!

Sunday March 23, 2008
St. Pete Times Forum
Tampa, FL
Tim Brando & Mike Gminski

Villanova and Siena both registered upset wins on friday in Tampa. This will be the 6th #12 vs. #13 Seed game in the history of the NCAA Tournament.

The Wildcats are now 43-28 All-Time in the NCAA Tournament.

'Nova and Siena have met 10 times in history, with the 'Cats owning a 7-3 edge. The last meeting was at Siena in 2003. 'Nova lost 74-59 in the first round of the NIT. The two schools also met on March 28, 1994 as Villanova beat Siena in the semifinals of the NIT en route to claiming that Championship.

Jay Wright is 0-1 against Siena.

Tail of the Tape

21-12 (10-10)23-10
RPI (SOS) 51 (47)66 (120)
FG Made 795882
FG Attempted 1854 1956
FG Pct 42.9% 45.1%
FT Made 515470
FT Attempted 712688
FT Pct 72.3% 68.3%
3FG Made 226224
3FG Attempted 660 585
3FG Pct 34.2% 38.3%
Points Avg 72.876.8
Rebounds Total Avg 39.837.4
Rebounds Off Avg 13.511.7
Rebounds Def Avg 22.622.2
Assists Avg 13.714.5
Steals Avg8.19.4
Turnovers Avg14.111.1
Blocks Avg 2.93.6
Fouls Avg 20.815.4
*Stats Do Not include Friday's Games*


Anonymous said...

are you sure that siena's RPI & SOS are 19 (17)? that's what you had for Clemson as well said...

Thanks for the head's up...