Boxscore
Villanova 74, Providence 72
Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - Jeff Clarke, Tony Green, Karl Hess
Attendance - 6500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 44 28 72
Villanova 30 44 74

Recap


VILLANOVA 74, PROVIDENCE 72:
JayVaughn Pinkston scored nine of his 28 points in the final 2:13 as Villanova battled back from a 19-point deficit to edge visiting Providence.

Pinkston added 14 rebounds and Dominic Cheek and Mouphtaou Yarou scored 17 apiece for the Wildcats (11-13, 4-8 Big East), who snapped a three-game slide by dominating on the interior.

The Friars (13-12, 2-10) led 60-41 with just over 14 minutes left when they went cold from the field, failing to make a field goal over a stretch of 8:25 as Villanova climbed back.

Providence would recover and go back up, 72-67, with 1:54 left but Pinkston took over, converting a three-point play and then dunking in transition to knot it at 72-72. His layup with 27 seconds left proved to be the winning basket.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Providence got four 3-pointer’s from Bryce Cotton during an 18-2 run to close the first half and take a 44-30 lead at the break … Pinkston missed the majority of that burst in the locker room after taking a finger in the eye … Villanova leading scorer Maalik Wayns was held to three points on 1-of-6 shooting ... After shooting 60 percent in the first half, the Friars slipped to 32 percent after the break.

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gerard Coleman 40:00 7-16 0-0 2-2 3 2 5 2 2 3 3 0 16
Bryce Cotton 40:00 7-14 6-11 0-0 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 0 20
Vincent Council 40:00 5-12 0-1 7-8 0 3 3 7 2 3 7 0 17
Bilal Dixon 29:00 1-1 0-0 1-4 1 7 8 1 4 0 0 2 3
LaDontae Henton 28:00 4-9 2-3 3-4 1 2 3 0 2 0 2 1 13
Kadeem Batts 20:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 3
Ron Giplaye 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-56 8-15 14-20 7 18 25 14 14 6 13 3 72
  44.6% 53.3% 70.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 13

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
James Bell 37:00 1-7 1-4 0-0 0 4 4 8 2 2 0 0 3
Dominic Cheek 32:00 5-12 4-8 3-4 0 1 1 3 4 2 3 0 17
JayVaughn Pinkston 34:00 10-18 0-1 8-9 6 8 14 2 3 1 0 2 28
Maalik Wayns 23:00 1-6 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 3
Mouphtaou Yarou 29:00 7-10 0-0 3-4 3 5 8 0 3 0 3 2 17
Ty Johnson 20:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 2 4 0 2
Markus Kennedy 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Maurice Sutton 14:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2
Achraf Yacoubou 6:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Darrun Hilliard 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 27-60 6-17 14-17 11 18 29 18 17 7 11 6 74
  45.0% 35.3% 82.4% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 11
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