Villanova vs. N.C. State: Date, Time, Channel & Line

Dylan Ennis and Villanova easily advanced to the round of 32. (Getty)

Dylan Ennis and Villanova easily advanced to the round of 32. (Getty)

Villanova looks like it will be a tough out in the NCAA Tournament.

The East’s top seed rolled through No. 16 Lafayette Thursday night 93-52 to advance to third round, where they’ll play No. 8 N.C. State, improbable 66-65 winners over No. 9 LSU.

The Wildcats shot a blistering 63.2 percent from the field and made 11 of 22 3-pointers in a game that was over almost as soon as it began.

It was ‘Nova’s 16th-straight win. The Wildcats last made the Final Four in 2009.

The Wolfpack rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit and got the game-winning shot from Beejay Anya with under a second to play to stun the Tigers.

Here’s what you need to know about the game:

The Basics


No. 1 Villanova vs. No. 8 N.C. State


NCAA Tournament Third Round – East Region




CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


7:10 p.m. Eastern




Villanova -9.5. Odds provided by sportsbooks monitored by

Scouting Villanova

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(stats don’t include NCAA Tournament games)

Record: 33-2 overall, 16-2 Big East

Coach: Jay Wright, 14th year

Offensive Points Per Game: 76.7

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 61.5

Scoring Leader: Darrun Hilliard II, 14.2

Rebounding Leader: Daniel Ochefu, 8.3

Assists Leader: Ryan Arcidiacono, 3.6

Scouting N.C. State

(stats don’t include NCAA Tournament games)

Record: 20-13 overall, 10-8 ACC

Coach: Mark Gottfried, 4th season

Offensive Points Per Game: 70.4

Defensive Points Allowed Per Game: 65.4

Scoring Leaders: Trevor Lacey, 15.8 ppg, Ralston Turner, 13.2 ppg

Rebounding Leader: Lennard Freeman, 5.6 rpg

Assists Leader: Anthony Barber, 3.8 apg