Jalen Brunson’s 31 points leads Villanova past Providence in overtime for Big East championship
Villanova Wildcats guard Jalen Brunson scored 31 points on 12-for-23 shooting Saturday, to go with 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal in a 76-66 overtime win over the Providence Friars.
Villanova is on a mission this year, and they looked poised to take the top seed in the NCAA Tournament. Brunson has been a big reason why, as he has now scored 31 points four times this season.
Villanova is the number-one team in numberFire's power rankings, and our models project them as a 1-seed in the tournament.
- Virginia named 1st seed in South Region March 18th, 2019
- North Carolina claims top seed in Midwest region March 18th, 2019
- Gonzaga earns No. 1 seed in the West March 18th, 2019
- Duke earns top seed in the NCAA tournament March 18th, 2019
- Kansas punches ticket to Final Four with 85-81 victory over Duke March 25th, 2018
- Michigan edges Florida State to earn a trip to the Final Four March 25th, 2018
- Villanova advances to Final Four for second time in three seasons with victory over Texas Tech March 25th, 2018
- Villanova named 1st seed in East Region March 11th, 2018
- Jalen Brunson’s 31 points leads Villanova past Providence in overtime for Big East championship March 11th, 2018
- Villanova will have Jalen Brunson back next year April 20th, 2017
- Josh Hart makes it official and leaves Villanova for the NBA March 23rd, 2017
- Villanova squeaks by Seton Hall behind Josh Hart's 19 points March 10th, 2017