Seeded Xavier next obstacle for Providence

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Devonte Graham piled up 18 points and 13 assists, Silvio De Sousa came up big in place of Udoka Azubuike and ninth-ranked Kansas proved its toughness down the stretch for an 81-70 victory over No. 18 West Virginia in the Big 12 Tournament title game Saturday night. However, he has been clutch all season and been the leader all along for Ed Cooley's squad in helping them inch closer to the Big Dance.

The No. 2 Villanova Wildcats (29-4, 16-4 Big East) challenge the Providence Friars (21-12, 12-8 Big East) in the Big East Conference Tourney at Madison Square Garden.

This will be the third time Providence going for the championship clash.

Butler fell behind by 14 in the first half against Seton Hall on Thursday, coming back behind a heroic effort from Kamar Baldwin to earn its first-ever Big East tournament win.

Villanova jumped to a 9-2 lead to start the game and led by as much as 10 in the first half before Providence made a run at then end to cut the halftime deficit to 31-27.

Ed Cooley received some in-game relief to the heat of coaching in the Big East Tournament title game. "Old school Big East in 2018". The senior guard led all scorers with 27 points along with seven rebounds.

Villanova hasn't been in a meat-grinder like this since a 69-68 victory over Seton Hall in Newark, N.J, February 28.

The top-seeded Crimson, who have won nine of their last 10, will play No. 2 seed Penn or third-seeded Yale in the championship game on Sunday.

"Sometimes, when you're playing really well, you play through this tournament and win, not easily but you don't have these kind of games".

The Wildcats responded like champions.

Brunson hit two free throws to tie the game at 60 with 30 seconds left, giving Providence the opportunity to hold for the last shot.

"I thought everything we got came off our defense", Wright said.

Bridges showed the same coolness under fire midway through the extra session. The Wildcats lost on the opening weekend in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

It continued on like that, back and forth, until Bridges hit a three-pointer with 3:37 left in overtime to give the Wildcats some space before the Friars ran out of gas. PC erased a 17-point hole in the second half to beat top-seeded Xavier to reach the final.

"It wasn't frustration, but every player that was guarding me was trying to deny me the ball", Martin said. I never saw it. "Having that aggressive mindset in the beginning helped me out and helped the team out".

That was part of the problem. We'll meet tonight. It's going to be a late night, early morning. Get into the NCAA tournament, get a good seed, maybe your first-round game is like that. "They didn't miss to start the game". "You hope that when you get a little lead you create some separation".

Providence: The Friars are headed to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament.

Check out the tournament details, which will get updated through the conclusion of the quarterfinals, followed by a recap of each game. Then it was Donte DiVincenzo throwing down.

Others filled in behind us, some looking trim as they'd been as student athletes, others showing what three decades can do to a large man's waistline.

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