No. 17 Villanova will look to advance to the championship game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational when it battles Mississippi State on Friday afternoon in Conway, S.C.
The Wildcats (3-1) moved into the semifinals with a 98-69 rout of Middle Tennessee State on Thursday, while the Bulldogs (5-0) cruised to an 80-66 victory over Tulane.
Villanova received a career-high 26 points from Cole Swider, 16 from Collin Gillespie and 15 from freshman Justin Moore. They also received a huge boost from freshman Bryan Antoine, who scored nine points in his collegiate debut.