So says Andy Katz of

Villanova dominated Gonzaga in nearly every facet of the game Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden in the Jimmy V Classic. Points in the paint? Points off turnovers? Fast break points? Second-chance points? Turnovers? Name a stat and the Wildcats won it, save one less board.

Coach Jay Wright discussed after the game the leadership he is receiving from Mikal Bridges (above), Jalen Brunson and Phil Booth. All three are in their third year of playing at Nova, and for Booth and Bridges, their fourth in school.

“We’ve got our leadership in a good spot,’’ Wright said after Bridges scored 28 points, Booth 20 and Brunson 12 to go along with five assists and three turnovers. “They all kept our focus defensively even when we had a lead.’’

Nova seems to always have players who are willing to sit, work on their game, mature and get in position to help the Wildcats compete for a Big East and national title: