Xavier vs. Villanova Preview - Inside the Match Up

The No. 15 Xavier Musketeers head to the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday to take on the Defending National Champions. Let’s take a look Inside the Match Up

The No. 15 Xavier Musketeers head to the No. 3 Villanova Wildcats on Tuesday to take on the Defending National Champions. Let’s take a look Inside the Match Up

Xavier’s 1,431 program wins ranks 73rd all-time and their 26 tournament appearances ranks 30th

Villanova’s 1700 program wins ranks 26th all-time and their 35 Tournament appearances Ranks 8th All-Time

The Musketeers have 24 tournament wins which ranks 40th Nationally

Villanova has 57 tournament wins which is 11th all-time and the Wildcats won the NCAA Tournament in 1985 and 2016

Since 1950, These two have met 27 times. Villanova has dominated with a 22-5 record against the Musketeers.

Xavier won their last meeting 90-83, snapping a six game losing streak to the Wildcats.

Statistically, these two look even on paper with Villanova having a slight advantage in scoring and field goal percentage, while Xavier holds the edge in rebounds.

One player to watch for the Musketeers is guard Trevon Bluiett. In his last game against St. Johns, he filled up the score sheet with 15 points, six rebounds, an assist and a pair of steals.

For Villanova it’s guard Josh Hart who also had a complete game going for 19 points, five rebounds, seven assists and a steal against Marquette.

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