HOUSTON (WPVI) --Villanova's goal was to reach the Final Four. The new goal is to go all the way in the NCAA tournament.
The latest team standing in their way is Oklahoma. The Wildcats will face the Sooners at 6:09 p.m. Saturday in Houston.
Meanwhile, head coach Jay Wright is trying to use his experience from his 2009 Final Four run to help his players. He's telling them not to look up too much and get caught up in the moment. He wants them to focus on Oklahoma.
"Initially when you first step out there, you look at the floor, you look up, everything is so nice and it's so easy for you to get distracted," said Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova guard. "But the players huddled up ... and we said we have to focus on the little things."
"Just because we're playing on the biggest stage doesn't mean playing Villanova basketball goes out the window," said Daniel Ochefu, Villanova forward. "We have to do the things that got us here."
Who knew Villanova would be here after losing to Oklahoma by 23 in December.
Buddy Hield says he's not impressed with Villanova's defense. He has scored the most points in the tournament, including 37 in the Elite Eight.
"Nah, they're not the toughest. West Virginia is the toughest team that we've faced all year," said Hield, Oklahoma guard. "I'm a scorer, that's what I do. I'm going to keep on being aggressive."
"You can't stop him, but you got to try to keep him under control, and try to keep the other guys under control," said Wright. "You probably could stop him, but the rest of the team is so good they'd kill you."