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Go to enough Villanova news conferences and it becomes evident very quickly that coach Jay Wright preaches certain things,

day in and day out. It's almost a robotic, formulaic answer from Wildcats players: Attitude. Villanova basketball.

Villanova rarely strays from its principles, and it has led them back to a familiar place for the Wildcats -- they're headed to their third Final Four

in the past six NCAA tournaments, with a chance to win their third national championship over that same stretch.

never trailed and pulled away in the final minutes for a 50-44 win.

Villanova shot just 28.8% (15-for-52) from the field, making it the first team to win an Elite Eight game while shooting under 30% from the floor since UCLA in 1971 (29%), according to ESPN

Stats & Information research. The Wildcats' 50 points were also tied for the fewest ever in an Elite Eight win.