Villanova 60, Marquette 56

Saturday, February 23, 2013 6:00 PM
Location - The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials - Ed Corbett, John Gaffney, Gene Steratore
Attendance - 6500

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Marquette 22 34 56
Villanova 22 38 60

Recap


Villanova 60, Marquette 56: Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points as the host Wildcats won for the fifth time in their last six games and handed the Golden Eagles a critical Big East loss.

Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston each added 11 points for Villanova (18-10, 9-6 Big East), which forced 19 Marquette miscues and enjoyed a 17-2 advantage in points off turnovers.

Junior Cadougan had 12 points and was the only player to finish in double figures for the Golden Eagles (19-7, 10-4), who fell out of first place in the Big East and into a second-place tie with Syracuse and Louisville – one game behind Georgetown.

Both teams shot less than 30 percent in a ragged first half that saw more combined turnovers (15) than field goals (13). After Marquette took an early second-half lead, Hilliard drained a 3-pointer to cap an 18-8 run that left Villanova with a 46-38 advantage with 7:43 remaining.

The Wildcats stretched the margin to 11 points moments later but Cadougan scored nine points over the final 2:47 to make it interesting. Jamil Wilson’s layup moved the Golden Eagles with 58-54 with 16 seconds left, but Daniel Ochefu – a 42 percent foul shooter – hit both of his free throws with nine seconds remaining to preserve the win.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Villanova and Marquette combined to shoot 13-of-46 (28.3 percent) from the field in the opening 20 minutes, but hit 28 of their 48 field goal attempts (58.3) in the second half. … The Wildcats finished 4-of-13 beyond the arc, only the fourth time this season they have won a game in which they made fewer than six 3-pointers. … The Golden Eagles entered Saturday with a 736-351 advantage in bench points this season, but only outscored Villanova 21-17 in this contest.

Marquette Golden Eagles

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chris Otule 30:00 3-5 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 0 2 0 1 1 7
Junior Cadougan 32:00 5-10 1-2 1-2 0 3 3 4 1 1 5 0 12
Trent Lockett 34:00 3-5 1-1 0-0 1 3 4 3 3 0 4 0 7
Vander Blue 30:00 2-8 0-2 3-4 0 3 3 4 2 1 3 0 7
Juan Anderson 11:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 3 4 0 3 1 2 0 2
Derrick Wilson 8:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 2
Davante Gardner 11:00 1-4 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2
Jamil Wilson 19:00 2-4 0-2 0-0 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 4
Steve Taylor, Jr. 12:00 2-4 0-1 0-0 6 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 4
Todd Mayo 13:00 2-5 1-3 4-4 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 9
TOTAL 200 22-49 3-12 9-14 10 22 32 13 19 6 19 2 56
  44.9% 25.0% 64.3% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 19

Villanova Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Maurice Sutton 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Mouphtaou Yarou 36:00 4-9 0-0 2-3 1 6 7 1 1 2 2 0 10
James Bell 25:00 0-4 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 0
Darrun Hilliard 35:00 7-10 3-5 5-10 0 2 2 2 2 3 1 0 22
Ryan Arcidiacono 36:00 3-10 1-6 4-4 1 3 4 3 1 0 0 0 11
Daniel Ochefu 12:00 1-1 0-0 2-2 2 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 4
JayVaughn Pinkston 29:00 3-7 0-0 5-6 0 2 2 1 3 0 4 1 11
Tony Chennault 20:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 0 2
Achraf Yacoubou 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mislav Brzoja 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-45 4-13 18-25 4 19 23 13 14 9 10 1 60
  42.2% 30.8% 72.0% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 10