By DAN GELSTON
AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Jermaine Samuels had 21 points and 12 rebounds and Brandon Slater scored 15 points to lead No. 8 Villanova into the Big East Tournament championship game, beating No. 20 Connecticut 63-60. The second-seeded Wildcats (25-7) play Creighton in Saturday night’s championship game at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats won the tournament in 2015 and 2017-2019. Tyrese Martin led the Huskies with 19 points and Adama Sanogo scored 15.