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

In a game where they scored 30 points from three-point territory, Providence got a slim victory over Villanova 55-52 in Big East action. With the win, the Friars move to 0-2 versus AP-Ranked teams this season. The Friars got the win with a game-high 18 points and six rebounds from Bryce Cotton. Josh Fortune was on fire from three-point range, going 5 for 5 on the way to 15 points. Mouphtaou Yarou registered a double-double for the Wildcats on 10 points and 14 rebounds. Providence (11-11, 3-7 Big East) takes on 24th-ranked Cincinnati (18-4, 6-3 Big East) on Wednesday, February 6th on their home court.

Providence Game Notes

  • Providence started 11-11 during the 2005 and 2002 seasons (since 1996).
  • PC beat the spread by 9.0 points. That makes the 8th time this season the Friars have beaten the spread.
  • The Friars have won 4 close games this season (a win by 5 or fewer points). Since 2007, Providence has won 21 close games.
  • PC has won 100% of the time this season (5-0) when opponents record 52 or fewer total points.
  • This season Providence has won 100% of the time (4-0) when Bryce Cotton has 6 rebounds or more.
  • The Friars set a season high for three-point percentage.
  • The last time PC had a three-point percentage of 66.7% or higher was Jan 17, 2004 against West Virginia.
  • Bryce Cotton accounted for 32.7% of the team's points.
  • Bryce Cotton has led the team in scoring in 14 out of 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.

Villanova Game Notes

  • Villanova lost and did not cover the spread.
  • The Wildcats have lost 4 times this season in games decided by 5 or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova has lost 26 close games.
  • 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 4 times in 22 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding 6 times in 22 games this season.
  • Darrun Hilliard has 6 straight double-digit point games.
  • Darrun Hilliard set 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.
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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