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Villanova Has Been Upset Again

A general view of the Villanova's basketball court.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 10: The Villanova Wildcats (L) shoot the ball with the Xavier Musketeers during warmups at the Wells Fargo Center on January 10, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

College basketball has been full of upsets lately. Tonight, we got another one.

Villanova, the No. 3 team in the country, fell to Providence. The Wildcats lost, 76-71, on the road to the Friars.

The game varied a lot by half. It was really low-scoring in the opening 20 minutes, with Providence leading, 27-23, at halftime.

The second half had a ton of scoring. The Friars barely out-paced the Wildcats in the second half, 49-48.

This is Villanova's second upset loss in the span of a week. The Wildcats fell to St. John's last week. The Red Storm came into that game having won zero conference games.

Villanova drops to 23-3, 10-3 in the conference. The Big East now features one team alone at the top of the standings.

Xavier, a potential No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, is now all by itself in the conference standings. The Musketeers are 11-2, a full game ahead of Villanova.

Things are really heating up heading into the NCAA Tournament. We're less than a month away from Selection Sunday.