Villanova 68, Pennsylvania 55

Saturday, December 8, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Palestra, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - Clarence Armstrong, Lionel Butler, Tony Chiazza
Attendance - 6413

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Villanova 35 33 68
Pennsylvania 27 28 55

Recap


Villanova 68, Pennsylvania 55:
Achraf Yacoubou came off the bench to record 13 points and six rebounds as the visiting Wildcats used a 13-5 second-half run to pull away for their 11th straight victory over the in-state rival Quakers.

Yacoubou scored five straight points to highlight the decisive stretch which gave Villanova (5-4) a 55-43 lead with 6:19 left. Ryan Arcidiacono added 12 points on 3-of-6 3-point shooting while Mouphtaou Yarou and JayVaughn Pinkston chipped in 10 points apiece.

Miles Cartwright led Pennsylvania (2-7) with 16 points, making all 10 of his free throws. Steve Rennard added 12. 
 
Pinkston scored seven straight points to help Villanova run out to a 14-2 lead 4:43 into regulation. A Cartwright 3-pointer pulled the Quakers within 20-17 with 8:06 left in the half before a Yacoubou 3-pointer with four seconds left in the half capped a 7-0 Wildcats run, giving them a 35-27 lead at the break.

Another Cartwright deep ball and a Henry Brooks jumper pulled Pennsylvania back within three points 1:18 into the second half. A Pinkston free throw kicked off the 13-5 spurt before Yacoubou made two foul shots and converted a three-point play to help seal the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Villanova outrebounded Pennsylvania 34-25. ... The Wildcats entered the game having lost to four of their last five non-conference opponents. ...   Yacoubou and James Bell tied for a game-high six rebounds. No Quakers player hauled in more than four.

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Maurice Sutton 19:00 3-4 0-0 3-6 2 2 4 0 3 0 4 1 9
Mouphtaou Yarou 19:00 3-7 0-0 4-4 2 3 5 1 3 2 0 0 10
James Bell 22:00 2-5 1-2 2-2 1 5 6 2 2 1 0 0 7
Darrun Hilliard 32:00 1-6 0-2 5-10 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 1 7
Ryan Arcidiacono 25:00 3-7 3-6 3-4 1 0 1 2 4 1 4 0 12
JayVaughn Pinkston 22:00 2-7 0-2 6-8 2 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 10
Tony Chennault 16:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 4 0 0
Daniel Ochefu 20:00 0-2 0-0 0-1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 1 0
Achraf Yacoubou 25:00 4-7 2-5 3-3 3 3 6 1 1 1 1 0 13
Mislav Brzoja 0:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-46 6-17 26-38 13 21 34 10 22 8 15 3 68
  39.1% 35.3% 68.4% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 15

Pennsylvania Quakers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Miles Cartwright 35:00 2-6 2-5 10-10 0 4 4 2 4 1 5 0 16
Fran Dougherty 19:00 1-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 0 1 0 2
Steve Rennard 25:00 2-5 2-4 6-9 0 3 3 2 2 3 1 0 12
Henry Brooks 12:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 0 4
Jamal Lewis 24:00 0-4 0-0 0-2 1 0 1 3 2 1 3 0 0
Greg Louis 22:00 2-5 1-3 3-4 0 3 3 1 5 1 1 0 8
Darien Nelson-Henry 21:00 2-5 0-0 3-6 0 4 4 0 3 1 2 1 7
Tony Hicks 9:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0
Cameron Gunter 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Camryn Crocker 10:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0
Patrick Lucas-Perry 8:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Dau Jok 10:00 1-4 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3
Simeon Esprit 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 13-39 7-20 22-33 5 20 25 13 30 8 17 1 55
  33.3% 35.0% 66.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 17