Radford's season ends as Highlanders fall to 1-seed Villanova

Highlanders end season with 23-13 record

Mikal Bridges #25 of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket against Donald Hicks #5 of the Radford Highlanders during the second half of the game. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH, Penn. – Radford struggled early and proved to be no match for 1-seed Villanova, losing 87-61 Thursday night.

An opening 3-pointer by Radford's Christian Bradford would be the only point in the game where Radford held the lead.

Villanova nearly doubled Radford's output in the first half, leading 44-23.

Donald Hicks led the way for Radford, scoring 13 points.

For the Wildcats, six different players registered double figures, being led by Jalen Brunson.

Villanova will now play 9-seed Alabama on Saturday.