One of the silver linings you could take out of Villanova's victory over American last night is the fact that they shot better than they have all season. When taken in the context of American's earlier games, seeing such a performance as anything better than an expected outcome would be foolish. Entering last night's game, American was 213th in the nation in field goal percentage defense, and 94th in three point defense.You can't count on Dominic Cheek to make two out of three shots from the perimeter every game, even if he wasn't guarded, and you can't count on a team as poor shooting as this to make 40% of its three pointers.
Unfortunately, the outcome of this game pretty much assures that we'll see Villanova launch 50 threes at West Virginia next Wednesday. Don't worry though, there was this one game where they made a bunch of them!