3:58 – Villanova 32, Gonzaga 22: A Silas Melson 3-pointer breaks a nearly five-minute scoreless streak for the Bulldogs, who are getting overpowered at the moment.
Turnovers still an issue for the Zags, who have already committed nine of them – two apiece by Killian Tillie, Johnathan Williams and Rui Hachimura.
Villanova and Gonzaga are linked by a number of stats entering Tuesday’s showdown at the Madison Square Garden.
Villanova has a balanced crew with a number of playmakers but junior guard Jalen Brunson usually orchestrates one of the nation’s better offenses.
4 Villanova in the opener of the Jimmy V Classic doubleheader Tuesday at Madison Square Garden – qualifies on both accounts.
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