Marquette vs. Villanova: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Marquette vs. Villanova: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
(17) Marquette 56
(19-7, 5-6 away)
Villanova 60
(18-10, 11-4 home)
Venue: The Pavilion
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Marquette 22 34 56
Villanova 22 38 60
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Marquette J Cadougan 12 S Taylor Jr. 8 V Blue 4
Villanova D Hilliard 22 M Yarou 7 T Chennault 3

On Saturday, Feb. 23, No. 17 Marquette lost at home against Villanova 60-56 in conference play. The Golden Eagles were led by Junior Cadougan, who put up a team-high 12 points and four assists. Chris Otule scored seven points and added six rebounds. For the Wildcats, Darrun Hilliard got a game-high 22 points and two rebounds. The next game will be on Monday, Feb. 25 when Marquette (19-7, 10-4 Big East) hosts eighth-ranked Syracuse (22-5, 10-4 Big East).

Marquette Game Notes

  • The Golden Eagles have been unlucky four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Marquette is 29-29 in close games.
  • Marquette has lost 83 percent of the time this season (1-5) after recording 56 or fewer total points.
  • The Golden Eagles have outshot their opponents in field goal percentage for the past six games.
  • Marquette has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Junior Cadougan has led the team in scoring in five out of 26 games this season.

Villanova Game Notes

  • The Wildcats won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova is 31-26 in close games.
  • Darrun Hilliard accounted for 36.6 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Mouphtaou Yarou and Ryan Arcidiacono) accounted for 45.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Darrun Hilliard has led the team in scoring seven times in 28 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding 11 times in 28 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Darrun Hilliard's career.
  • Darrun Hilliard set a career high with three three-pointers.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has six straight double-digit point games.
MARQ PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AS. Taylor Jr.12480002
B-Junior Cadougan321234105
B-Todd Mayo13910001
B-Chris Otule30760011
C+Jamil Wilson19421211
C+Vander Blue30734103
C+Trent Lockett34743004
CJuan Anderson11240102
CDerrick Wilson8201100
D+Davante Gardner11210000
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ADarrun Hilliard352222301
ADaniel Ochefu12432100
B+R. Arcidiacono361143000
BMouphtaou Yarou361071202
C+Tony Chennault20223201
CJ. Pinkston291121014
DJames Bell25021102
-Maurice Sutton3010000
-Achraf Yacoubou3000000

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