Villanova's young team hosted undefeated Syracuse on Wednesday night. After a promising start, The Orange really took it to the Wildcats. Jay Wright's squad fell to 8-9, 1-4 in the Big East.
They have four freshmen that play significant minutes, with one sophomore, three juniors and no seniors. It was a real long shot that Villanova could even give them a game, let alone win, but despite being outclassed, there were reasons for encouragement.
Here are five positives to take out of Wednesday's 79-66 loss.