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Villanova cruises past Milwaukee, 73-53

Villanova cruises past Milwaukee, 73-53

BUFFALO, N.Y. — That hangover from the Big East tournament is gone for Villanova.

Darrun Hilliard scored 16 points, JayVaughn Pinkston added 13 and the Wildcats beat Milwaukee 73-53 on Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Villanova (29-4), the No. 2 seed in the East Region, will play seventh-seeded Connecticut (27-8) in the third round Saturday. The Huskies held off Saint Joseph's 89-81 in overtime.

2014 NCAA tournament bracket

No. 15 seed Milwaukee (21-14), the surprise champion of the Horizon League, made it a game all the way, leading...