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VIDEO: Early-season loss to Oklahoma benefitted Villanova

Villanova head coach Jay Wright compares the 44-point win over Oklahoma to their game against each other in Hawaii. Wright says they had the advantage after getting beaten so badly early in the year.

Saturday’s national semifinal between No. 2 Villanova and No. 2 Oklahoma was a rematch of a game played in Hawaii on December 7, with the Sooners winning by 23 points in a game that wasn’t all that close. The second meeting of the season was even less competitive, with Jay Wright’s Wildcats rolling to a 95-51 victory to advance to Monday’s title game.

Following the game Wright made note of that first meeting, saying that it helped his team when it came to the rematch.