Villanova Defeats Fairfield 101-85
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) _ Michael Bradley had 22 points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Villanova beat Fairfield 101-85 Tuesday night in the opening round of the Preseason NIT.
Bradley, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center who sat out last season after transferring from Kentucky, was 10-of-12 from the field.
Gary Buchanan had 20 points and Aaron Matthews added a career-high 19 for the Wildcats, whose point total was the most since scoring 103 against Florida International in December 1997.
Villanova advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals against the winner of the game between Princeton and No. 2 Duke.
The Wildcats took a 13-3 lead and were never threatened. They led 49-35 at halftime after shooting 18-of-24 from the field and finished at 66 percent (35-for-53) for the game. Villanova led 79-54 with 11 minutes to play, and the lead reached 91-65 at the 6:23 mark.
Sam Spann had 19 points and Jeremy Logan added 18 for the Stags.