Louisville vs. Villanova: Recap and Stats

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Louisville vs. Villanova: Recap and Stats
Louisville 64
(16-3, 7-2 away)
Villanova 73
(12-7, 7-3 home)
Venue: Wells Fargo Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 22, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Louisville 28 36 64
Villanova 30 43 73
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Louisville R Smith 18 G Dieng 10 P Siva 6
Villanova J Pinkston 13 M Yarou 5 R Arcidiacono 3

Although they were big underdogs on Tuesday, January 22nd, Villanova got the upset over No. 5 Louisville 73-64 in conference action. The Wildcats now have a record of 1-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Ryan Arcidiacono paced the Wildcats and got a team-high 15 points plus five rebounds. Achraf Yacoubou had three points and added five rebounds. Peyton Siva registered a double-double for the Cardinals with 15 points and 13 assists. Villanova (11-6, 3-3 Big East) gets third-ranked Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Big East) on their home court on Saturday, January 26th.

Villanova Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 0:25 left to go.
  • Villanova started 12-7 during the 2003, 2002, 2001, and 2000 seasons (since 1996).
  • Villanova beat the spread by 20.5 points. That makes the 10th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • Prior to this game, Villanova played 49 Top 25 opponents in the last 5 seasons with a record of 19-30.
  • The Wildcats have won 100% of the time this season (7-0) after recording 7 or more three-pointers.
  • Villanova has won 80% of the time this season (4-1) when its field goal percentage has been 45.8% or better.
  • Villanova has won 100% of the time this season (6-0) when opponents record 12 or fewer free throws made.
  • Villanova has won 75% of the time this season (9-3) after holding an opponent to under 39.7% field goal percentage.
  • This season Villanova has won 75% of the time (6-2) when James Bell has 10 points or more, 75% of the time (9-3) when JayVaughn Pinkston has 4 field goals made or more, and 75% of the time (6-2) when Darrun Hilliard has 4 free throws made or more.
  • The Wildcats have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 6 games.
  • Villanova has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past 5 games.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 19 games this season.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in rebounding in 5 out of 19 games this season.
  • Darrun Hilliard has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • James Bell had a career high with a 100% three-point percentage.
  • This was the 3rd foul out of the season for Daniel Ochefu.

Louisville Game Notes

  • Louisville lost and did not cover the spread.
  • Peyton Siva recorded a team season high in assists with 13.
  • The top two scorers (Wayne Blackshear and Peyton Siva) accounted for 50.0% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Gorgui Dieng and Montrezl Harrell) accounted for 44.1% of the rebounds.
  • Wayne Blackshear has led the team in scoring 3 times in 19 games this season.
  • Gorgui Dieng has led the team in rebounding 9 times in 19 games this season.
  • This game was the 6th double-digit assist game of Peyton Siva's career.
  • Peyton Siva recorded a double-double. It was his 3rd this season and 4th of his career.
  • Peyton Siva set a career high with 13 assists.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for Gorgui Dieng.
Lville PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
APeyton Siva3515313103
B+W. Blackshear311730400
BGorgui Dieng331090222
BM. Harrell19660101
CChane Behanan20550203
CS. Van Treese7320100
CRuss Smith30813104
D-Kevin Ware15000101
-Luke Hancock10020003
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AR. Arcidiacono361553204
AAchraf Yacoubou17354001
BDarrun Hilliard321141302
BDaniel Ochefu16621212
BMouphtaou Yarou211141013
BJames Bell291032101
B-Tony Chennault23623202
B-J. Pinkston261160014

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