Villanova-American: 'Nova Narrowly Escapes Defeat, 80-67

Derek PeifferCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MARCH 19: Dante Cunningham #33 of the Villanova Wildcats shoots during the game against Frane Markusovic #4 of the American Eagles during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at the Wachovia Center on March 19, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Wildcats defeated the Eagles with a score of 80-67.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Whew! That's all I have to say about Villanova's win over American University.

I came into the game worried about whether or not Scottie Reynolds would show up, but nonetheless confident in a Wildcat victory.

Boy did the Eagles catch me off guard, and from watching that game, it looks like they caught Villanova in the same position.

And who would have thought that the winningest senior class in Villanova basketball history would put themselves down by as many as 14 points, and 10 minutes away from a round one home?!


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