VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania (Ticker) -- By the time Virginia woke up, it was already too late.
Allan Ray scored 23 points and Randy Foye added 21 as Villanova built a big lead early in the second half and defeated Virginia, 73-63, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
The Wildcats (18-16), who are in the NIT for the fifth straight season, will play in the quarterfinals against the winner of Monday's game between Rutgers and West Virginia.
Villanova seemed better prepared for the unusual start time of 11 a.m. EST, building a 37-28 halftime lead on a long 3-pointer by Ray with two seconds remaining.
The Wildcats then scored the first 10 points of the second half, keyed by 3-pointers from Ray and Mike Nardi, to take a 45-28 lead with 16:40 left.
Virginia worked its way back into the contest, outscoring the Wildcats, 31-18, to cut the lead to 63-59 on a layup by Elton Brown with 1:51 left. Foye responded by scoring the next six points, including four free throws, to push the lead back to 10 with 34 seconds left.
Curtis Sumpter had 10 points and 11 rebounds for Villanova, which outrebounded the Cavaliers, 44-31.
Gary Forbes scored 19 points and Brown added 13 for Virginia, which finished its season at 18-14.