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Villanova atop AP poll after tumultuous week

Villanova is the new No. 1 in the AP Top 25, hopping over Michigan State, while Arizona State made a big leap after a tumultuous week in which half of the top 10 lost.

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1dJohn Gasaway

When each of the remaining unbeaten teams will lose

There are seven unbeaten teams left in college basketball. Some are unblemished because they are playing well, others because they haven't played anybody. So when will each lose? Some could be 24 hours from now. For others, it could be awhile.

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Villanova remains undefeated with win vs. La Salle (0:43)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Watched Villanova up close win 3 games in 3 days at the Battle 4 Atlantis. What stood-out most is their balanced scoring and togetherness. Their team approach is business like. Climbing to no.1.

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DiVincenzo answers with a 3-pointer (0:22)

Joe Lunardi Senior Writer, ESPN.com 

Duke haters beware. Almost no way the Blue Devils fall off the top line even with loss at B.C. Villanova likely No. 1 overall in next bracket if it finishes off Philly sweep of La Salle and Temple.

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Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

Villanova Coach Jay Wright catches up with former Wildcat Josh Hart as the Lakers visit Philadelphia Thursday.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

With its dominating win over Gonzaga, Villanova is now viewed as the strongest team going forward per espn.com/bpi .

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Nova molding into championship form (0:53)
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6dJeff Borzello

Villanova announces itself among the elite

Villanova made a statement on Tuesday against Gonzaga, showing it belongs with the nation's elite behind a breakout performance from Mikal Bridges.

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Bridges looked to set tone on defense (0:20)
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Bridges, Nova handle Gonzaga (1:21)
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Bridges scores career-high 28 to lead Nova past Gonzaga

Mikal Bridges had his coming out performance as one of top players in the nation, scoring a career-high 28 points to lead No. 4 Villanova to an 88-72 victory over No. 12 Gonzaga in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.

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Sam Strong ESPN Staff Writer 

After Villanova took care of Gonzaga, Syracuse took the floor at Madison Square Garden for its matchup with UConn.

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Bridges credits career night to teammates (0:59)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Villanova 88, Gonzaga 72. Nova showed its full arsenal tonight. And Mikal Bridges is an absolute problem. Finished with 28 points, six rebounds, two blocks and five 3-pointers.

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Villanova's Bridges follows up huge dunk with a block (0:40)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova having five players on the floor at all times who can dribble, pass and shoot is such an asset. They can utilize dribble handoffs all possession, spread the floor, invert the offense, etc. Even when they go big with Paschall and Spellman, they can do it.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Gonzaga's Killian Tillie is an impressive prospect. Has four assists -- just had a sequence where he blocked a shot, led the break, and passed it ahead for a layup. He's 6-10, 215.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

Well, that was a surprise. Gonzaga's had good success inside the arc, but the Bulldogs gave the ball away 11 times in a 36-possession half. That was enough for the Wildcats to lead by 13. Jay Wright sat Jalen Brunson for the half's last 10:05 with two fouls, and 'Nova actually stretched its lead.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Via @ESPNStatsInfo: Tonight is Gonzaga's first double-digit deficit since November 25, 2016 against Florida.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Phil Booth averaged 14.3 points in his last three games -- had 11 points in the first half. Gives Villanova another perimeter weapon.

Team Stats

Points Per Game85.628th
Rebounds Per Game37.8Tied-120th
Assists Per Game16.2Tied-64th
Points Allowed63.3Tied-31st

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record57-35
Championship Seasons1985, 2016
Tournament Appearances36