Villanova 65, St. Joseph's 61

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - Ed Corbett, John Gaffney, Les Jones
Attendance - 6500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
St. Joseph's 31 30 61
Villanova 33 32 65

Recap


Villanova 65, Saint Joseph's 61:
James Bell hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25.9 seconds left and the visiting Hawks failed to get off another shot until the final buzzer in an intense Big 5 affair at The Pavilion in Philadelphia.

Bell and JayVaughn Pinkston led the Wildcats (6-4) with 12 points apiece. Langston Galloway had 22 to pace Saint Joseph's, which was in control until Villanova closed the game on a 9-0 run, capped by Bell's clutch shot from the left wing.

The game increased in intensity after Hawks forward Halil Kanacevic hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer midway through the second half and flashed an obscene gesture at the Villanova fans. Kanacevic avoided a technical foul, but the move seemed to ignite the Wildcats, who scored the next six points.

Saint Joseph's (5-3) battled back and took a 61-56 lead on Galloway's sixth 3-pointer with 2:16 left. However, Kanacevic hurt his team in the final minute, first missing two free throws with 45.8 seconds left and then committing a big turnover in the closing seconds with Saint Joseph's down two.

Kanacevic was having trouble inbounding the ball with three seconds left. He tried to throw the ball off a Villanova defender but it bounced directly back at Kanacevic and off his leg while he stood out of bounds, much to the delight of a frenzied Wildcats crowd. Bell was then fouled and hit the ensuing free throws for the final margin.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Villanova has a 45-25 series advantage. ... Carl Jones had 16 points and a game-high five assists for the Hawks. ... The Wildcats finish their Big 5 slate with a 2-2 record. Saint Joseph's is 0-1 and plays its other three intra-city games in 2013.
 

St. Joseph's Hawks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Langston Galloway 33:00 6-13 6-10 4-4 0 4 4 1 3 2 4 0 22
Carl Jones 39:00 4-14 2-8 6-7 0 0 0 5 2 2 3 1 16
Halil Kanacevic 36:00 1-3 1-2 1-4 1 6 7 4 3 2 5 2 4
C.J. Aiken 34:00 2-8 1-3 1-2 3 5 8 2 4 1 1 3 6
Ronald Roberts 32:00 4-5 0-0 2-3 2 2 4 1 3 1 2 0 10
Chris Wilson 24:00 1-3 0-2 1-2 0 3 3 3 0 1 3 0 3
Papa Ndao 2:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-47 10-26 15-22 6 20 26 16 16 9 18 6 61
  38.3% 38.5% 68.2% Team Rebs: 7   Total TO: 18

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mouphtaou Yarou 20:00 2-4 0-0 2-2 2 4 6 0 2 0 1 0 6
Darrun Hilliard 27:00 3-10 2-7 1-2 0 3 3 2 1 2 3 0 9
Ryan Arcidiacono 32:00 2-6 1-4 1-2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 6
James Bell 32:00 3-10 2-6 4-4 1 4 5 1 1 1 3 0 12
Maurice Sutton 17:00 4-7 0-0 0-0 3 6 9 0 1 0 0 1 8
JayVaughn Pinkston 29:00 4-12 1-3 3-3 1 1 2 3 0 2 3 0 12
Achraf Yacoubou 16:00 3-5 2-2 1-2 4 3 7 1 2 1 2 0 9
Tony Chennault 13:00 0-4 0-1 1-2 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 1
Daniel Ochefu 14:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 2 0 2 0 5 2 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 22-61 8-24 13-17 13 23 36 11 16 8 13 1 65
  36.1% 33.3% 76.5% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 13