Villanova vs Michigan score highlights: Jermaine Samuels leads Wildcats to Sweet 16 win over Wolverines

For the third time in the last six seasons, Villanova make it to the Elite Eight.

Villanova beat Michigan on Thursday night in a physical Sweet 16 battle. Both teams shot less than 40 percent from the field and 35 percent from 3-point range, but the Wildcats made key plays in the streak to seal the win.

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Jermaine Samuels stepped up when the Wildcats offense stalled, scoring a season-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field.

“This Michigan team is really smart and physical. They put us in tough spots where our plans weren’t working out,” Villanova coach Jay Wright told CBS Sports’ Allie LaForce after the game. “We just had to be tough. [Samuels] is one of the toughest guys out there.”

The Sporting News followed Villanova’s live score updates and highlights against Michigan on Thursday. Check out the full NCAA Tournament game results here.

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Score Villanova vs. Michigan

H1 H2 F
Villanova 31 32 63
Michigan 28 27 55

Villanova vs Michigan Live Updates, March 2022 Madness Highlights

(all Eastern times)

Final: Villanova 63, Michigan 55

9:35 p.m. — Villanova holds off a tough Michigan team to advance to the Elite Eight.


9:10 p.m. — Eli Brooks with a massive 3-pointer for Michigan. The Wolverines are down six with less than four minutes left.

9:05 p.m. — DeVante’ Jones suffered a leg bruise, but he hasn’t been ruled out yet, according to CBS Sports’ Allie LaForce.

8:55 p.m. — Hunter Dickinson isn’t letting his offensive struggles affect his defensive effort.

8:45 p.m. — The Wildcats did a solid job defending Wolverines big man Hunter Dickinson. He has eight points on nine field goal attempts.

8:35 p.m. — Jermaine Samuels concedes a 3-pointer for the first points of the second half. (He called the bank, didn’t he?)

Halftime: Villanova 31, Michigan 28

8:15 p.m. — Collin Gillespie drills his third 3-pointer of the first half. Villanova heads to the locker room with a 31-28 lead.

8:10 p.m. — DeVante’ Jones feels it. The senior guard sparks the 7-0 run for the Wolverines.

8 p.m. — Both teams are shooting less than 40% from the field. It doesn’t look like the Wildcats or the Wolverines can find an offensive rhythm.

7:50 p.m. — Villanova drains 3 straight points to take an 18-11 lead. Michigan coach Juwan Howard calls a timeout to stop the run.

7:40 p.m. — A good start for Jermaine Samuels. He has six points at the start of the first half.

7:30 p.m. — The ball is lifted and Michigan wins the first tip.

Start time Villanova vs. Michigan

  • Dated: Thursday March 24
  • Time: 7:29 p.m. ET

Villanova vs. Michigan is scheduled to end at 7:29 p.m. ET. The Sweet 16 game will be played at the AT&T Center in San Antonio.

What channel is Villanova vs Michigan airing on today?

  • TV channel: TBS
  • Direct: NCAA March Madness Live, TV Sling

College basketball fans can watch Villanova vs. Michigan on TBS or stream the live stream with Sling TV.

The network will also air Arizona vs. Houston on Thursday.

Calendar March Madness 2022

Complete list of matches for Thursday, March 24

Game Time (ET) TV channel
#1 Gonzaga vs. #4 Arkansas 7:09 p.m. SCS
No. 2 Villanova vs. No. 11 Michigan 7:29 p.m. TBS
No. 2 Duke vs. No. 3 Texas Tech 9:39 p.m. SCS
No. 1 Arizona vs. No. 5 Houston 9:59 p.m. TBS

Complete list of matches for Friday March 25

Game Time (ET) TV channel
No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 15 Saint Peter’s 7:09 p.m. SCS
No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 4 Providence 7:29 p.m. TBS
No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 8 North Carolina 9:39 p.m. SCS
No. 10 Miami vs. No. 11 Iowa State 9:59 p.m. TBS

Helen L. Cuellar