Providence 55, Villanova 52

Sunday, February 3, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - Roger Ayers, Les Jones, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 6500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Providence 29 26 55
Villanova 23 29 52

Recap


Providence 55, Villanova 52: Bryce Cotton scored 18 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds remaining, and the visiting Friars held off the Wildcats.

Villanova (13-9, 4-5 Big East) scored nine straight points to forge a 52-52 tie on two free throws by James Bell with 42.6 seconds left. After Vincent Council missed a running jumper with 12 seconds left, Josh Fortune grabbed the offensive rebound and found Cotton, who knocked down the shot from the top of the key over the out-stretched arms of Bell.

Cotton was 4-of-8 from 3-point range. Fortune added 15 points on a career-best five 3-pointers as the Friars (11-11, 3-7) made 10-of-15 from behind the arc. 

Darrun Hilliard led the Wildcats with 17 points but shot just 3-of-13 from the field. Mouphtaou Yarou added 10 points and 14 rebounds for Villanova, which shot 27.5 percent from the field and 2-of-15 from behind the arc.

Providence started slowly by missing seven of its first eight shots and faced an early 16-6 deficit. Fortune knocked down two 3-pointers in a 12-0 run and hit two more in a span of 78 seconds as the Friars took a 29-23 lead at halftime. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: According to a report by CBS Sports, Providence C Sidikii Johnson left the team to deal with personal issues. Johnson scored a career-high 14 points on Jan. 26 but did not play in the loss to Connecticut last week. ... Cotton became the 45th Friar to reach 1,000 points when he hit a 3-pointer with 7:40 remaining. ... Hilliard knocked down a career-high 10 free throws.for the Wildcats, who have recorded 43 turnovers in their two losses to Providence.
 

Providence Friars

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kris Dunn 27:00 2-7 0-0 0-0 4 1 5 3 0 2 1 0 4
Kadeem Batts 17:00 1-5 0-0 0-3 2 1 3 0 5 1 1 1 2
Vincent Council 35:00 2-11 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 6 2 0 6 1 5
Bryce Cotton 33:00 5-12 4-8 4-5 0 6 6 5 3 0 6 0 18
LaDontae Henton 19:00 1-3 0-1 2-2 2 4 6 0 5 1 4 1 4
Brice Kofane 10:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 0 1
Lee Goldsbrough 28:00 2-2 0-0 2-3 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 6
Josh Fortune 29:00 5-6 5-5 0-0 1 4 5 0 1 1 1 0 15
Ted Bancroft 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-46 10-15 9-15 9 24 33 15 22 6 21 3 55
  39.1% 66.7% 60.0% Team Rebs: 0   Total TO: 21

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mouphtaou Yarou 34:00 4-9 0-0 2-4 4 10 14 0 2 2 1 2 10
Darrun Hilliard 36:00 3-13 1-5 10-10 1 1 2 1 2 2 5 0 17
Ryan Arcidiacono 38:00 2-7 1-5 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 0 5
Daniel Ochefu 24:00 0-5 0-0 1-2 6 6 12 2 1 3 0 0 1
James Bell 23:00 2-5 0-2 3-3 1 1 2 1 4 2 4 0 7
JayVaughn Pinkston 20:00 2-5 0-1 5-5 1 3 4 2 3 1 5 0 9
Tony Chennault 15:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
Achraf Yacoubou 8:00 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0
Maurice Sutton 2:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 200 14-51 2-15 22-26 14 22 36 9 18 14 18 2 52
  27.5% 13.3% 84.6% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 18