I just watched some of the Marquette Villanova game and was struck by how similar the 2 teams seem. Obviously, Marquette had the advantage tonight, and seems to have a little more strength in the middle. But I haven't really seen much of Villanova this year, so other thoughts are welcome.
In any event, I thought this was encouraging because I really thought we just have the right match-up for Marquette. And while ND should be our top concern now, winning against Villanova almost guarantees us a first round BE tourney bye, and keeps us from having any bad losses in the closing weeks no matter how ND or G-town go.
The one difference might be Reynolds who always impresses me, and while James is no slouch, he really struggled against us this year for whatever reason.