Buddy Hield, the best scorer in the NCAA tournament, couldn't push the Oklahoma Sooners past the big-time Villanova Wildcats in the national semifinal. Hield would have needed a superhuman effort -- something he's proven capable of in the past -- but Villanova never let Buddy be Buddy. Buddy Hield's cruddy yield left the Sooners without the necessary punch and they fell 95-51. Hield made a few moves, including one exhilarating reverse layup, that showed why he's going to be in the NBA next year -- and why he may well be a transformational Paul George-type of player when he gets there.
But Hield will be thinking about this game for a long time. Hield scored just nine points on 4-of-12 shooting that included 1-of-8 on three-point attempts. The Sooners senior didn't attempt a free throw. By contrast Villanova has six players score in double figures, led by Josh Hart who connected on ten of his twelve shots for 23 points.The BEST SALES on Amazon NOW ]