Villanova vs. Seton Hall: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Villanova vs. Seton Hall: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Villanova 65
(18-11, 7-7 away)
Seton Hall 66
(14-15, 10-6 home)
Venue: Prudential Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 25, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 32 33 65
Seton Hall 32 34 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova R Arcidiacono 16 M Yarou 15 R Arcidiacono 4
Seton Hall A Cosby 21 F Edwin 7 A Cosby 6

On a night when the Pirates scored 39 points from three-point territory, Villanova was narrowly defeated by Seton Hall 66-65 in conference play. Mouphtaou Yarou earned a double-double in a losing effort including 14 points and 15 rebounds. Ryan Arcidiacono had a team-high 16 points and added four assists. For the Pirates, Aaron Cosby got a game-high 21 points and six assists. Villanova (18-11, 9-7 Big East) gets 23rd-ranked Pittsburgh (20-7, 8-6 Big East) on the road on Sunday, Mar. 3.

Villanova Game Notes

  • Villanova started 18-11 during the 2007, 2000, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • The Wildcats have been unlucky five times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Villanova is 31-27 in close games.
  • Villanova has lost 83 percent of the time this season (1-5) after recording 18 or fewer field goals made.
  • The Wildcats have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Villanova has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past four games.
  • The top two scorers (Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston) accounted for 47.6 percent of the points.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou accounted for 48.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has led the team in scoring in seven out of 29 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 29 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded the 30th double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has five straight double-digit point games.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double. It was his seventh this season and 21st of his career.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Darrun Hilliard has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for Darrun Hilliard.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the third foul out of the season for JayVaughn Pinkston.

Seton Hall Game Notes

  • The Pirates won this one, but have lost four times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Seton Hall is 31-28 in close games.
  • Aaron Cosby accounted for 31.8 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Fuquan Edwin and Aaron Cosby) accounted for 42.8 percent of the rebounds.
  • Aaron Cosby has led the team in scoring seven times in 29 games this season.
  • Fuquan Edwin has led the team in rebounding six times in 29 games this season.
  • This marks the fifth 20-point game of Aaron Cosby's career.
  • Aaron Cosby has four straight double-digit point games.
  • Fuquan Edwin has eight straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the fourth foul out of the season for Gene Teague.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mouphtaou Yarou3614150200
BR. Arcidiacono341624105
BDarrun Hilliard311131323
B-James Bell37921323
C+J. Pinkston281521104
D+Daniel Ochefu14040102
DTony Chennault17010100
-Maurice Sutton3010000
SHU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AAaron Cosby392156006
AFuquan Edwin321872204
BKyle Smyth301202101
C+A. Geramipoor9030110
C+Brian Oliver251110001
C-Haralds Karlis23022110
D+Gene Teague25420112
-Kevin Johnson6010011
D-Tom Maayan11001204

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