'Cats WIN ?⚪️#FINAL4 BOUND! #LetsMarchNova pic.twitter.com/LbS85GMaV8
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) March 25, 2018
All that bad mojo affecting top-seeded teams in the NCAA South and West regions didn’t seem to bother the Villanova Wildcats in the East.
No. 1 Villanova capped an impressive 4-0 streak in the tournament with a 71-59 victory over third-seeded Texas Tech Sunday afternoon at Boston.
With the win, the Wildcats earned a berth in the Final Four this week in San Antonio.
It is the second trip to a Texas-based Final Four for Villanova in three years.
The Wildcats won the 2016 title at Houston.
Villanova will play either Kansas or Duke in the semifinals on Saturday at the Alamodome.
For Texas Tech, the loss brought to an end the deepest run in the tournament in school history.
“I told the young guys that we’d be back,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard told CBS television. “I told the seniors thanks for everything.”
An incredible run, our best in program history, falls just short of the final four.
Thank you for being there every step of the way on this amazing ride, Red Raider fans!
This is only the beginning. #WreckEm #4To1 pic.twitter.com/5vmHTBMOJv
— Texas Tech Basketball (@TexasTechMBB) March 25, 2018