No. 1 Villanova
Conference: Big East.
Against tournament field: 9-4.
Away from home: 13-3.
In last 10 games: 8-2.
Impressive victories: Dec. 3, home vs. Oklahoma, 85-74; Feb. 13, home vs. Connecticut, 69-64.
Disturbing losses: Jan. 8, home vs. West Virginia, 91-87.
Top players: Sr., Randy Foye, G, 20.1 ppg., 5.6 rpg.; Sr., Allan Ray, G, 18.1 ppg.
Scouting report: Using mostly a four-guard lineup, Jay Wright's Wildcats understand the importance of the jump shot. And even though they are smaller than most opponents, Villanova has a rebounding edge of about two a game.
Little-known fact: The Wildcats have excelled this season even without the Big East's choice as preseason player of the year, forward Curtis Sumpter, who had season-ending knee surgery in October.
No. 2 Ohio State
Conference: Big Ten.
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