Villanova is a -7 point favorite versus Connecticut for this Saturday 1 pm ET game.
James Bouknight and Tyrese Martin each scored 18 points to lead UConn to a 73-61 win over Providence on Tuesday night.
R.J. Cole added 13 points for UConn (10-5, 7-5 Big East Conference). Isaiah Whaley had three blocks.
Alyn Breed had 14 points for the Friars (11-11, 7-9). David Duke added 11 points.
The Huskies evened the season series against the Friars. Providence defeated UConn 70-59 last Wednesday.
Villanova suffered a loss against Creighton its last game. Prior to that game they had won eleven of their last twelve.
Defense has been a concern for coach Jay Wright, and this game exposed it. If the offense isn’t operating at a high level, the Wildcats can’t count on their defense to bail them out.
Sagarin has this line CORRECT.