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

Villanova was clipped by No. 7 Syracuse 72-61 in conference play on Saturday, January 12th. The Wildcats got a double-double out of Mouphtaou Yarou with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Achraf Yacoubou scored eight points and added four rebounds. C.J. Fair got a game-high 22 points and five rebounds for the Orange. Villanova (10-4, 2-1 Big East) welcomes Pittsburgh (13-4, 1-3 Big East) on Wednesday, January 16th.

Villanova Game Notes

  • Villanova started 11-5 during the 2006, 2002, 2000, and 1998 seasons (since 1996).
  • Villanova beat the spread by 4.0 points. That makes the 9th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, Villanova played 48 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 19-29.
  • Villanova has lost 80% of the time this season (1-4) after recording 61 or fewer total points.
  • Villanova has been outshot by their opponents in three-point percentage for the past 4 games.
  • This is the 3rd loss of the season where the Wildcats opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • 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 in 5 out of 16 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding in 3 out of 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.

Syracuse Game Notes

  • Syracuse won, but did not cover the spread.
  • C.J. Fair accounted for 30.5% of the team's points.
  • C.J. Fair has led the team in scoring 6 times in 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 set a career high with 4 blocks.
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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