Villanova vs. Syracuse: Recap and Stats

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Villanova vs. Syracuse: Recap and Stats
Villanova 61
(11-5, 5-3 away)
(7) Syracuse 72
(16-1, 12-0 home)
Venue: Carrier Dome
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, January 12, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 29 32 61
Syracuse 27 45 72
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 13 M Yarou 6 R Arcidiacono 3
Syracuse B Triche 14 C Fair 7 M Carter-Williams 9

No. 7 Syracuse beat Villanova 72-61 in Big East play on Saturday, January 12th. C.J. Fair played brilliantly for the Orange and got a game-high 22 points and five rebounds. Jerami Grant also had a strong showing, scoring a season-high 13 points and adding five rebounds. Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double for the Wildcats on 11 points and 14 rebounds. The Orange are on a five-game win streak. The next game will be on Saturday, January 19th when Syracuse (16-1, 4-0 Big East) travels to third-ranked Louisville (14-1, 2-0 Big East).

Syracuse Game Notes

  • Syracuse started 16-1 during the 2009, 2008, and 2004 seasons (since 1996).
  • The win over Villanova extended the Syracuse winning streak to 6 games.
  • The Orange have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • Syracuse has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 2nd win of the season where the Orange came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 12th game at home this season--SU has a 27.1 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • C.J. Fair accounted for 30.5% of the team's points.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring in 6 out of 17 games this season.
  • This marks the 4th 20-point game of C.J. Fair's career.
  • C.J. Fair has 7 straight double-digit point games.
  • C.J. Fair had a career high with 4 blocks.

Villanova Game Notes

  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a team season high in rebounds with 14.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou accounted for 35.0% of the team's rebounds.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in scoring 5 times in 16 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 16 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded the 24th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double. It was his 2nd this season and 16th of his career.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for James Bell.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has 8 straight double-digit point games.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMouphtaou Yarou3511142012
BAchraf Yacoubou21841001
B-Daniel Ochefu29471122
C+J. Pinkston181210003
C+James Bell24821101
C+Darrun Hilliard26821201
CR. Arcidiacono35714006
-Tony Chennault8010000
-Maurice Sutton4330000
SU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+C.J. Fair382251041
AJerami Grant291351120
B+M. Carter-Williams381037303
B-DaJuan Coleman15620100
C+Brandon Triche251042103
CR. Christmas33450021
CTrevor Cooney17620102
-Baye Keita5110100

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