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Upset Alert: Villanova In Tight Battle With West Virginia

Villanova and West Virginia locked in a close Sweet 16 battle.

The final round of Sweet 16 games are underway. It didn't take long for an upset to start brewing.

Unlike the left side of the bracket, the East region has featured most of the favorites winning. No. 1 Villanova entered tonight as one of two No. 1 seeds left in the bracket, and are taking on a very tough West Virginia program.

The team that's been led by Player of the Year candidate Jalen Brunson got off to rocky start against WVU's press despite the experience of the team's guards. The Mountaineers seemed to have the Wildcats on the ropes until Brunson took over late.

After 20 minutes, it's Villanova 44, West Virginia 42.

Both teams have shot well from the floor. West Virginia is shooting better than 46-percent from the field, while Villanova has been lights out at just over 53-percent.

Despite their stellar shooting performances, both have turned the ball over frequently. They'll look to settle down in the second half. Meanwhile, the fouls are piling up.

Villanova star Donte DiVincenzo was called for his third foul with more than five minutes remaining in the first half. He needs to avoid picking up two fouls in the second half otherwise the Cats will be without one of their top players.