It is early in the 2019-20 college basketball season and teams across the nation are still working to find their identity. On Saturday afternoon, the Villanova Wildcats took on the Ohio Bobcats from the Wells Fargo Center. The Wildcats come into the game off an embarrassing loss to Ohio State while the Bobcats make their way to Philly off a win over Iona.
Villanova took down Ohio 78-54 and a crowd of 13,678 would be in attendance
Some takeaways from the game
Moment of Silence:
Before the game, Villanova would have a moment of Silence to honor Bill Finneran
Moment of Silence for Bill Finneran #Villanova #NOVAvsOhio pic.twitter.com/brM5eRTPm5
— David Malandra Jr (@David_Malandra) November 16, 2019
The late Bill Finneran will always be in our hearts – a great Villanovan and an even better person . pic.twitter.com/YLKtr3W8Gb
— Jay Wright (@VUCoachJWright) November 16, 2019
He made a huge donation for the renovation of the Villanova Basketball arena and it is named after him, the Finneran Pavilion.
How would Villanova respond from the Loss to Ohio State:
After getting beaten down by Ohio State, the question is how would Villanova respond, The Wildcats started slow, before heating up and taking down the Bobcats.
Villanova at Wells Fargo Center:
The 2019-20 season will mark the first of seven games that the Villanova Wildcats will be playing at the Wells Fargo Center, this has been the Wildcats second home. Last year Villanova went 5-0 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Ohio against the Wildcats:
The Bobcats jumped on the Wildcats by scoring the game’s first five points and made things difficult for them to answer. In the second half, the Bobcats tried to stay in the game, but ran out of gas.
3 Point shooting:
In the first half, Villanova went 8-16 from 3-PT range and this woke up the Wildcats after their slow start. In the second half, Villanova went 6-15 while the Bobcats would go 3-12. For the game, The Wildcats went 14-31 and the Bobcats were 3-20
What is next for both teams?
Villanova Wildcats & the Ohio Bobcats will be taking part in the Myrtle Beach Invitational on November 21, The Wildcats take on Middle Tennessee State at 11:30 AM while the Bobcats take on Baylor at 4:30 PM
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