The Villanova Wildcats have won two straight heading into Wedneday night, giving the 10-10 squad some positive momentum as they enter the meat of the Big East schedule. They have a chance to prove that they are through with their losing ways when they visit the No. 25 Louisville Cardinals.
Junior guard Maalik Wayns scored 25 and 28 points in wins over Seton Hall and St. Johns, respectively, to lead the Wildcats on the team's only streak of consecutive wins since beginning the season 4-0. Nova has also gotten quality minutes out of Dominic Cheek (20 points, seven rebounds against St. Johns) and JayVaughn Pinkston (13 pts., 12 reb.) to help spark their mini revival.
The Cardinals appear ripe for an upset, having lost five their last eight games. Rick Pitino's squad is led offensively by Kyle Kuric (13.4 points per game) and Russ Smith (12.5 ppg), and defensively by center Gorgui Dieng (9.4 rebounds, 3.4 blocks per game).
Game Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25; 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY
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