Villanova vs. Notre Dame: Recap and Stats

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Villanova vs. Notre Dame: Recap and Stats
Villanova 60
(13-8, 5-5 away)
Notre Dame 65
(17-4, 14-2 home)
Venue: Joyce Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 31 29 60
Notre Dame 29 36 65
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova M Yarou 20 M Yarou 7 R Arcidiacono 5
Notre Dame C Biedscheid 18 J Cooley 16 J Grant 10

Villanova was edged by Notre Dame 65-60 in conference play on Wednesday, January 30th. The Wildcats got a good effort from Mouphtaou Yarou, who put up a game-high 20 points and seven rebounds. JayVaughn Pinkston had 11 points and added six rebounds. Jack Cooley registered a double-double for the Fighting Irish on 17 points and 16 rebounds. The next game will be on Sunday, February 3rd when Villanova (13-8, 4-4 Big East) hosts Providence (10-10, 2-6 Big East).

Villanova Game Notes

  • Villanova started 13-8 during the 2007, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • Villanova beat the spread by 3.0 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • The Wildcats have been unlucky 3 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova has lost 25 close games.
  • Villanova has lost 100% of the time this season (0-4) after recording 60 or fewer total points.
  • Villanova set season lows for steals and three-pointers.
  • The Wildcats have turned the ball over more than their opponents in the past 8 games.
  • Villanova has recorded fewer steals than their opponents for the past 7 games.
  • This is the 6th loss of the season where the Wildcats opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou accounted for 33.3% of the team's points.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Darrun Hilliard has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 5th 20-point game of Mouphtaou Yarou's career.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has 3 straight double-digit point games.

Notre Dame Game Notes

  • Notre Dame won, but did not cover the spread.
  • The Fighting Irish won this one, but have lost 2 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Notre Dame has lost 18 close games.
  • The top two scorers (Cameron Biedscheid and Jack Cooley) accounted for 53.8% of the points.
  • Jack Cooley accounted for 50.0% of the team's rebounds.
  • Jack Cooley has led the team in rebounding 18 times in 21 games this season.
  • This game was the 3rd double-digit assist game of Jerian Grant's career.
  • Jerian Grant has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jerian Grant recorded a double-double. It was his 2nd this season and 3rd of his career.
  • Jerian Grant set career highs with 4 three-pointers, 10 assists, and 4 steals.
  • Jack Cooley recorded the 29th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Jack Cooley has grabbed double-digit rebounds in 3 straight games.
  • Jack Cooley recorded a double-double. It was his 13th this season and 26th of his career.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMouphtaou Yarou312070032
AJ. Pinkston271164011
B+Darrun Hilliard341411020
B-R. Arcidiacono37525000
B-Daniel Ochefu21552002
B-James Bell31561101
-Achraf Yacoubou10010001
-Tony Chennault9001002
ND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Jack Cooley3817163101
AJerian Grant4012110404
B+C. Biedscheid241811000
BTom Knight331041020
CEric Atkins36424001
CZach Auguste6410000
C-Pat Connaughton20041000
-Garrick Sherman3000000

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