Josh Hart scored 24 points and Darryl Reynolds had 12 to lead No. 3 Villanova to a 79-76 victory over No. 15 Purdue on Monday night at West Lafayette, Ind.
The Wildcats (2-0) have won eight games in a row, including the six NCAA tournament victories that gave them the national title last season.
“Josh just said to me at the beginning of the second half that ‘we got this,’ ” Coach Jay Wright said. “That's the real strength of this team — the leadership. I think that’s what you saw the start of the second half.”
They ended the Boilermakers’ home winning streak at nine games and became only the second team to beat Matt...