Villanova 68, South Florida 40
Saturday, February 9, 2013 3:00 PM
The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
John Cahill, Anthony Chiazza, Earl Walton
Final Scoring Summary
Villanova 68, South Florida 40: Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points and JayVaughn Pinkston added 10 as the host Wildcats routed the Bulls in Big East play.
Mouphtaou Yarou contributed nine points and 10 rebounds as Villanova (15-9, 6-5 Big East) limited South Florida to 11 field goals while completing a two-game regular-season sweep.
Javontae Hawkins scored 13 points for South Florida (10-13, 1-10), which has lost six straight games and 10 of 11. The Bulls shot 23.4 percent from the field and were 1-of-17 from 3-point range.
South Florida’s fifth and final field goal of the first half came with 9:11 remaining and it left the Bulls trailing 16-11. Villanova outscored South Florida 21-5 the remainder of the session for a 39-16 lead at the break.
The onslaught continued in the second half as Villanova’s lead reached 50-20 on Hilliard’s 3-pointer with 13:23 remaining and the Wildcats cruised to their fourth victory in six games.
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Bulls are 0-6 on the road in Big East play. … Villanova shot 65 percent from the field in the first half and finished at 52.4. … South Florida has scored 50 or fewer points four times in the last six games.
South Florida Bulls