St John's vs. Villanova: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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St John's vs. Villanova: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
St John's 53
(16-15, 4-9 away)
Villanova 66
(20-12, 13-4 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 13, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
St John's 24 29 53
Villanova 24 42 66
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
St John's P Greene IV 16 J Sampson 9 S Pointer 3
Villanova M Yarou 18 J Pinkston 9 R Arcidiacono 5

St. John's lost to Villanova 66-53 in the second round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday, Mar. 13. The Red Storm remain winless against Villanova this season at 0-2. The Red Storm were led by Chris Obekpa, who put up six points and six rebounds (4 Blk 4 Stl). JaKarr Sampson scored 13 points and added nine rebounds. For the Wildcats, Mouphtaou Yarou got a game-high 18 points and seven rebounds. This makes five losses in a row for the Red Storm. St. John's (16-15) finished the regular season 11th in the Big East with an 8-10 record in conference play.

St. John's Game Notes

  • The last time SJU started the season 16-15 was 2006.
  • St. John's has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-3) after recording seven or fewer assists.
  • The Red Storm have lost 86 percent of the time this season (1-6) after having a field goal percentage of 35.6 percent or worse.
  • When the opposition records 19 or more free throws made this season, St. John's has lost 100 percent of the time (0-4).
  • When the opposition shoots a field goal percentage of 40.7 percent or better this season, St. John's has lost 80 percent of the time (3-12).
  • When the opposition records 14 or more assists this season, St. John's has lost 80 percent of the time (3-12).
  • SJU set a season low for assists (seven).
  • The Red Storm have recorded more blocks than their opponents for the past seven games.
  • St. John's has recorded fewer three-pointers than their opponents for the past six games.
  • Phil Greene IV accounted for 30.1 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (JaKarr Sampson and Chris Obekpa) accounted for 44.1 percent of the rebounds.
  • Phil Greene IV has led the team in scoring in four out of 31 games this season.
  • JaKarr Sampson has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 31 games this season.
  • JaKarr Sampson has six straight double-digit point games.
  • Phil Greene IV has five straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the second foul out of the season for Jamal Branch.

Villanova Game Notes

  • The top two scorers (Mouphtaou Yarou and Ryan Arcidiacono) accounted for 50.0 percent of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (JayVaughn Pinkston and Mouphtaou Yarou) accounted for 41.0 percent of the rebounds.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in scoring five times in 32 games this season.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in rebounding seven times in 32 games this season.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has seven straight double-digit point games.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has 10 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou set a career high with nine field goals made.
SJU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
B+Chris Obekpa28661441
B+JaKarr Sampson371390101
BPhil Greene IV361622104
BS. Pointer36743202
C+Christian Jones8420000
D+M. Bourgault17300001
D+Amir Garrett13220002
DJamal Branch20221005
-David Lipscomb4010000
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mouphtaou Yarou291870310
AJ. Pinkston301291111
B+R. Arcidiacono371565108
BJames Bell29742202
C+Tony Chennault24832102
CDarrun Hilliard29414202
D+Daniel Ochefu20220001

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