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March 17, 2004

Recap?|? Final Stats?|? Quotes

? Drexel came into the game 0-2 in its NIT history, the Wildcats entered with a 22-16 record

? Villanova is now 17-0 in the all-time series against Drexel

? Saturday's game will be 'Nova's 34th of the season, the most they have played since the 1996-97 season

? Drexel opened up a 16-8 lead on a Jeremiah King 3-pointer with 12:36 to go before halftime

? The 'Cats responded with a 10-3 run

? The Dragons led 33-23, their largest of the half, before a pair of Randy Foye free throws

? Sean Brooks of the Dragons had a game-high 15 points at the half, and finished with a career-high 24

? Drexel's Phil Goss made a 3-pointer for the 20th straight game, and in the process set the school record for 3-pointers in a season with his 87th

? Villanova owned a 20-14 advantage on the glass in the game's first 20 minutes, and a season best 44-26 margin for the game

? Drexel got the lead up to 10 points again at 45-35 before a Randy Foye three-point play

? Foye's made field goal was the first for 'Nova in the second half and it came more than three minutes into the action

? The Dragons picked up their seventh team foul with 15:49 left in the game, and the 'Cats were in the double bonus just 1:36 later

? Drexel committed 29 team fouls in the game

? The 'Cats set season highs in free throw attempts with 42 and free throws made with 35

? Villanova took the lead at 47-45 (its first since the beginning of the game) on a fast break dunk by Allan Ray with 14:01 to go

? Bruiser Flint picked up a technical foul 29 seconds after that

? Drexel called a timeout when Villanova's lead became 53-45 with 11:35 remaining - which marked an 18-0 run for the Wildcats



? Villanova won for just the sixth time this season in 22 games when it shoots less than 50% from the field

? Foye led 'Nova with 20 points - he has hit for double digits in each of the team's four postseason games

? The Wildcats advance to play Virginia, a 79-66 winner over George Washington tonight