PHILADELPHIA â Wednesday was supposed to be a night of celebration for Villanova.
The Wildcats secured their seventh Big East regular-season title in the last eight years with a 72-60 win over Creighton, the same team that handled them effortlessly on Feb. 13 inside the CHI Health Center Omaha. When the game clock hit double zeros, revenge was supposed to taste sweeter. Their championship moment was supposed to feel a little more satisfying, but it didnât.
It was senior night for Collin Gillespie, Jermaine Samuels, Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree and walk-on Kevin Hoehn, four members of Villanovaâs 2017 class who contributed to 101 victories, two Big East regular-season championships, two Big East tournament titles and a national championship win in 2018 over
McConnell was one steal shy of tying the NBAâs single-game record but notched a triple-double that broke the main slate on DraftKings. He tallied 16 points on 8-of-8 shooting to go along with 10 steals and 13 assists. McConnell tallied 66 DKFP and helped power the Pacers to a comeback win. Indiana claimed a 114-111 victory.
Indiana Pacers guard TJ McConnell is the ultimate glue guy, and he could etch his name in the NBAâs record books on Wednesday in his teamâs matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. McConnell is known for making hustle plays, but his spectacular defense is whatâs turning heads against Cleveland.
McConnell racked up a ridiculous nine steals in the first half. The record for most steals by a player in an NBA game is 11, and thereâs plenty of time for McConnell to catch up. The undersized guard is a perfect 4-for-4 from the field with 8 points and has dished out 6 dimes as well in a well-rounded performance. Despite all his ball-hawking, the Pacers trial 61-51.
The Cavs have been careless with the ball and amassed 17 turnovers in the first half. However, theyâre shooting a blistering 59.5% from the field and 46.2% from deep. Four Cavs scored at least 10 points in the first half. Cleveland will have to protect the ball a lot better in the second half to hold onto its lead.