Villanova Wildcats survive cold shooting, top Houston Cougars to make

This Wildcats team may not be as talented as Jay Wright’s two championship squads.

But they proved their worth in a hard-nosed win that puts them back in the Final Four.

SAN ANTONIO – Villanova guard Collin Gillespie grabbed the final rebound and sprinted across the court at the AT&T Center.

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

, the gap between what Villanova had achieved and how much it cost was made clear.

, the gap between what Villanova had achieved and how much it cost was made clear.

Instead, Gillespie beelined for a teammate. Most Wildcats gathered in a corner near their cheering section.

They were surrounded by photographers, security guards and team officials, everyone huddled around guard Justin Moore, who had fallen late in the second half and was unable to rise without assistance.

They were surrounded by photographers, security guards and team officials, everyone huddled around guard Justin Moore, who had fallen late in the second half and was unable to rise without assistance.