NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Jalen Brunson has more than held his own in replacing Ryan Arcidiacono at point guard for No. 2 Villanova.
The sophomore had 22 points and a career-high 10 assists and the defending national champions clinched a tie for an unprecedented fourth straight Big East Conference regular-season title with a dominating 92-70 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday.
"I am just stepping into the role that I am comfortable in," said Brunson, who hit all seven of his shots from the field. "I had a back seat to Archie last year. It's what the team needed. It worked out pretty well, but I am just stepping into a role Arch had last year and trying to do the best I can."