Shabazz Napier poured in a game-high 25 points, as Connecticut upended Villanova 77-65 on Saturday from the East Region of the NCAA Tournament. from the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Lasan Kromah supplied 12 points, while DeAndre Daniels, Ryan Boatright and Terrence Samuel each scored 11 for the seventh-seeded Huskies (28-8), who secured a spot in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2011, when they went on to win the NCAA title.
UConn awaits the winner of Sunday's third-round matchup between North Carolina and Iowa State in the Sweet 16 next Friday at Madison Square Garden.
Ryan Arcidiacono registered 18 points and six assists to pace the second-seeded Wildcats (29-5), who went 18-of-51 from the field, including 11-of-31 from 3-point range in the setback.