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Hello and welcome to another edition of 'Live Blogging On Shish On College Basketball'. Tonight it is the First Round Of NCAA MBK Tournament, as the number one overall seed, Villanova Wildcats square off against the Mountaineers of Mt. St. Mary's.
Mt. St. Mary's is coming off a nail biter vs. New Orleans, in the First Four of the tournament. They are champions of the Northeast conference. The Mountaineers are lead by Elijah Long in scoring and assists, and Chris Wray in rebounds.
Villanova; the defending national champions, won the Big East regular season and Tournament. This season's Wildcats have the most wins by a defending champion (31). They are hoping to peak in the tournament. Wildcats are lead by Josh Hart in scoring and rebounds, and Jalen Brunson in assists.
It is Mt. St. Mary's and Villanova coming up shortly.
Location: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY
Projected Starting Lineup:
Mt. St. Mary's Mountaineers (20-15):
G. J. Robinson
G. M. Wilson
G. E. Long
F. C. Wray
C. M. Sallah
Villanova Wildcats (31-3):
G. J. Brunson
G. M. Bridges
G. J. Hart
F. K. Jenkins
F. D. Reynolds
20:00: Villanova wins the tipoff. Mt.St. Mary's will have the possession arrow, in their favor.
14:45: Mt. St. Mary's leading Villanova 5-0. MSM 5, Nova 0
14:38: T.V. Timeout #1: MSM 5, Nova 0
13:40: Villanova gets their first basket. MSM 7, Nova 2
11:23: T.V. Timeout #2: MSM 10, Nova 7
11:23: Josh Hart has two fouls in the game, already. MSM 12, Nova 7
7:47: T.V. Timeout #3: MSM 16, Nova 11
5:44: Kris Jenkins will shoot 3 free throws for Nova. MSM 18, Nova 16
3:10: T.V. Timeout #4: MSM 23, Nova 22
:45.9: Both teams are in the Bonus. Both teams will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. MSM 27, Nova 28
:10.7: Villanova Timeout #1: MSM 29, Nova 28
:00: Nova finishes the half, with the lead. Mt. St. Mary's will inbound the ball, to open the second half. MSM 29, Nova 30
MSM 29, Nova 30
MSM: M. Wilson, 13 Points
Nova: J. Brunson, 10 Points
20:00: Mt. St. Mary's will inbound the ball, to start the second half. Villanova will get the possession arrow, in their favor. MSM 29, Nova 30
20:00: Villanova dominating the bench points and in the paint. MSM 29, Nova 30
17:16: Nova starting second half, with a 8-2 run. MSM 31, Nova 38
16:51: MSM Timeout #1: MSM 31, Nova 38
15:13: T.V. Timeout #1: MSM 31, Nova 40
12;21: MSM Timeout #2: MSM 35, Nova 51
7:41: T.V. Timeout #2: MSM 43, Nova 56
6:50: Both teams with 5 fouls, in the second half. MSM 43, Nova 56
6:35: Mt. St. Mary's is in the Bonus. Mountaineers will go to the line, to shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. MSM 45, Nova 56
3:50: T.V. Timeout #3: MSM 48, Nova 65
3:50: Villanova is now in the Bonus. Wildcats will shoot 1-and-1, after every non-shooting foul. MSM 48, Nova 65
:48.6: Villanova benches Josh Hart, as it looks like Villanova will advance to the second round. MSM 54, Nova 74
:10.0: Both teams are in the Bonus Plus. Both teams will shoot 2 free throws, after every foul. MSM 56, Nova 76
MSM 56, Nova 76
MSM: M. Wilson, 22 Points
Nova: DiVincenzo 21 Points, 13 Rebs.
Final Thoughts: Well Mt. St. Mary's gave Villanova a 20-minute game. However it is a 40-minute game. Villanova was lead by Donte DiVincenzo, who had 21 points, 13 rebounds.
This is Paul Shishkoff, Jr. This is another edition of 'Live Blogging On Shish On College Basketball'. Thanks for visiting this page.
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