(PHILADELPHIA) — Villanova defeated (5) Georgetown 67-57 Wednesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Nova received a game-high 20 points from sophomore forward JayVaughn Pinkston, as the Wildcats won their third game against a top-five ranked opponent this season.
According to ESPN Bracketologist Joe Lunardi, Villanova (19-12, 10-8 Big East) came into the game as one of the last four teams that will make the the NCAA Tournament.
Overall Villanova is 4-2 versus ranked teams this season. Wildcats head coach Jay Wright was asked if he thinks his team will be part of the Big Dance.
“I just think given where everything is right now, I think we would be,” Wright said. “But we also know we’re close enough that things could happen, too. I think we’re in a good spot right now.”
Georgetown (23-5, 13-4, Big East) had its 11-game winning streak snapped.
The Hoyas are now in a three-way tie with Louisville and Marquette for first in the Big East.
Georgetown finishes off their regular season schedule Saturday, when it hosts rival Syracuse.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN