#3 Villanova Wildcats (24-7, 13-5) Spoiler: Villanova info Big East (t1st) Off- 73.2 ppg / Def- 66.7 ppg NCAA Appearances- 38 (Last: 2019) Top Scorers: Saddiq Bey 16.1 ppg Collin Gillespie 15.1 ppg Justin Moore 11.3 ppg Jermaine Samuels 10.7 ppg Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 10.5 ppg #14 North Texas Mean Green (20-11, 14-4) Spoiler: North Texas info Conference USA (1st) Off- 71.1 ppg / Def- 63.3 ppg NCAA Appearances- 3 (Last: 2010) Top Scorers: Javion Hamlet 14.6 ppg Umoja Gibson 14.5 ppg Zachary Simmons 8.8 ppg James Reese 8.6 ppg Deng Geu 7.5 ppg Rumors of Villanova's demise were greatly exaggerated if we're using this past season as a gauge. Though at times, they did not look as dominant as your typical Jay Wright-coached team, this unit that, handed Kansas one of their three losses, managed to win their 6th Big East regular season title since 2014, and would've entered tournament play peaking at the right time, having won 7 of their final 8 games. With 5 players averaging double figures, and recent tourney success as a guide, it's easy to guess that this Villanova team would've been one of the most dangerous in the field of 68. 10 years seemed to be the magic number for a lot of teams in this tournament this year. Several would've either been making their first tournament appearance since 2010, or had won a conference championship for the first time in that stretch. North Texas potentially would've done both, as they claimed their first conference title since 2010, which also was the last time they made the tournament. This fairly veteran group would've relied on the scoring duo of Javion Hamlet (14.6 ppg) and Umoja Gibson (14.5 ppg) to try and get the Mean Green their first NCAA tournament win in school history.