Providence vs. Villanova: Recap and Stats

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Providence vs. Villanova: Recap and Stats
Providence 55
(11-11, 2-6 away)
Villanova 52
(13-9, 8-4 home)
Venue: The Pavilion
12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT, February 03, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Providence 29 26 55
Villanova 23 29 52
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Providence B Cotton 18 L Henton 6 V Council 6
Villanova D Hilliard 17 M Yarou 14 J Pinkston 2

On Sunday, February 3rd, Villanova allowed 30 points from three-point territory to Providence and was narrowly defeated by the Friars 55-52 in conference play. With the loss, the Wildcats go to 2-1 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. Mouphtaou Yarou secured a double-double for the Wildcats including 10 points and 14 rebounds. Daniel Ochefu also had a decent outing, scoring one point and adding 12 rebounds. Bryce Cotton got a game-high 18 points and six rebounds for the Friars. Villanova (13-9, 4-5 Big East) gets DePaul (10-11, 1-7 Big East) on the road on Tuesday, February 5th.

Villanova Game Notes

  • Villanova started 13-9 during the 2003, 2002, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Wildcats have been unlucky 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova has lost 26 close games.
  • Villanova has lost 80% of the time this season (1-4) after recording 9 or fewer assists.
  • The Wildcats set a season high for steals.
  • The last time Villanova recorded at least 14 steals was Jan 06, 2010 against DePaul.
  • Villanova set season lows for field goals made, field goal percentage, three-pointers, and three-point percentage.
  • This is the 10th game at home this season--Villanova has a 1.7 average scoring margin against opponents at home.
  • Darrun Hilliard accounted for 32.6% of the team's points.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou accounted for 36.8% of the team's rebounds.
  • Darrun Hilliard has led the team in scoring in 4 out of 22 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding in 6 out of 22 games this season.
  • Darrun Hilliard has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Darrun Hilliard had a career high with 10 free throws made.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded the 26th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double. It was his 4th this season and 18th of his career.
  • Daniel Ochefu recorded the 2nd double-digit rebound game of his career.

Providence Game Notes

  • The Friars won this one, but have lost 6 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Providence has lost 30 close games.
  • Bryce Cotton accounted for 32.7% of the team's points.
  • Bryce Cotton has led the team in scoring 14 times in 22 games this season.
  • Bryce Cotton has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the 1st foul out of the season for LaDontae Henton.
  • This was the 5th foul out of the season for Kadeem Batts.
PC PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ABryce Cotton331865006
B+Josh Fortune291550101
BKris Dunn27453201
C+Lee Goldsbrough28631101
C+LaDontae Henton19460114
C+Vincent Council35536016
CKadeem Batts17230111
-Brice Kofane10120001
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AMouphtaou Yarou3410140221
B+Daniel Ochefu241122300
BDarrun Hilliard361721205
B-J. Pinkston20942105
C+R. Arcidiacono38512301
CJames Bell23721204
D+Tony Chennault15200100
-Achraf Yacoubou8001001

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