Villanova vs. Providence: Recap and Stats

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Villanova vs. Providence: Recap and Stats
Villanova 66
(11-7, 5-4 away)
Providence 69
(10-8, 9-3 home)
Venue: Dunkin' Donuts Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 31 35 66
Providence 24 45 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 13 M Yarou 5 R Arcidiacono 3
Providence B Cotton 21 L Henton 8 V Council 6

Providence squared off with Villanova on Saturday, January 19th and held on to beat the Wildcats 69-66 in Big East action. Bryce Cotton recorded his fifth straight game with 20 points or more for the Friars, scoring a game-high 24 points in 39 minutes. Bryce Cotton led the Friars and put up a game-high 24 points in 39 minutes. Vincent Council had 15 points and added five assists. JayVaughn Pinkston finished with a team-high 20 points and four rebounds for the Wildcats. Providence (10-8, 2-4 Big East) welcomes Pittsburgh (15-4, 3-3 Big East) on Tuesday, January 22nd.

Providence Game Notes

  • Providence started 10-8 during the 2002 and 2001 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Friars have won 3 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Providence has won 20 close games.
  • The Friars have won 86% of the time this season (6-1) after recording 41 or more rebounds.
  • PC has won 90% of the time this season (9-1) when opponents record 66 or fewer total points.
  • PC has won 80% of the time this season (8-2) after holding an opponent to under 31.3% three-point percentage.
  • The Friars set a season high for free throws made.
  • The last time PC recorded at least 29 free throws made was Nov 22, 2011 against Southern University.
  • PC set a season low for three-pointers.
  • Providence has been outshot by their opponents in free throw percentage for the past 6 games.
  • This is the 1st win of the season where the Friars came back after being down at halftime.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--PC has a 11.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Bryce Cotton accounted for 34.7% of the team's points.
  • Bryce Cotton has led the team in scoring in 11 out of 18 games this season.
  • Kadeem Batts has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 18 games this season.
  • This marks the 22nd 20-point game of Bryce Cotton's career.
  • Bryce Cotton has 5 straight 20+ point games.
  • This was the 4th foul out of the season for Kadeem Batts.
  • Vincent Council has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Vincent Council.

Villanova Game Notes

  • The Wildcats have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova has lost 24 close games.
  • This loss extended the Wildcats losing streak to 3 games.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston accounted for 30.3% of the team's points.
  • The bench recorded more rebounds (20) than the starters (11).
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in scoring 6 times in 18 games this season.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for Daniel Ochefu.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of JayVaughn Pinkston's career.
  • This was the 2nd foul out of the season for JayVaughn Pinkston.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Pinkston242040111
BMaurice Sutton17661024
BDarrun Hilliard341430102
BAchraf Yacoubou18370001
CR. Arcidiacono261014005
CDaniel Ochefu26830013
CJames Bell20331012
C-Tony Chennault21233004
DMouphtaou Yarou13010001
PC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABryce Cotton392410200
AVincent Council271535202
BSidiki Johnson19470222
BKris Dunn351371204
B-LaDontae Henton28670100
B-Kadeem Batts31771113
C-Josh Fortune16040101
-Lee Goldsbrough4000100

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