Nova' Wildcats pushing towards March Madness

January 25, 2013 7:30:45 PM PST
The Villanova Wildcats failed to make the tournament last year. However beating the 5th ranked team in the entire country is proof, to them, that they belong in March Madness this year.

"Our guys have come here believing but you have to prove it every year," said Coach Jay Wright.

After proving it Tuesday night against Louisville, Nova is hoping they can run with the confidence for the rest of the way.

Coming up they face the tough stretch of three straight games against ranked Big East teams.

"I feel like we can beat anyone," said Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova guard.

That includes 3rd ranked Syracuse on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.

Not that Villanova wasn't confident when they lost to them two weeks ago, but now they have a better mindset heading into the rematch.

"We have got to hope - take any edge we can get," said Coach Wright.

They'll need it - the Wildcats have lost three straight games to Syracuse, a team that is off to an 18-1 start.