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

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Villanova vs. Louisville: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Villanova 55
(20-13, 7-9 away)
(4) Louisville 74
(27-5, 16-1 home)
Venue: Madison Square Garden
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 21 34 55
Louisville 30 44 74
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 21 M Yarou 11 J Pinkston 4
Louisville R Smith 28 S Van Treese 8 P Siva 4

On Thursday, Mar. 14, Villanova allowed 30 points from three-point territory to Louisville and was crushed by the Cardinals 74-55 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament. The Wildcats now have a record of 4-3 versus AP-ranked teams this season. JayVaughn Pinkston got a team-high 21 points and four rebounds in the Wildcats loss. Mouphtaou Yarou got a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Russ Smith finished with a game-high 28 points and two rebounds for the Cardinals. Villanova (20-13) finished the regular season seventh in the Big East with a 10-8 record in conference play. To get to the quarterfinals, Villanova got the best of St. John's (66-53).

Villanova Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:48 left to go.
  • The last time Villanova started the season 20-13 was 2001.
  • Prior to this game, Villanova played 54 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 23-31.
  • Villanova has lost 100 percent of the time this season (0-5) after recording 55 or fewer total points.
  • When the opposition records 12 or more steals this season, Villanova has lost 75 percent of the time (1-3).
  • The Wildcats set a season high for turnovers (25).
  • Villanova set a season low for three-pointers (two).
  • JayVaughn Pinkston recorded a team season high in field goals attempted with 17.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston accounted for 38.1 percent of the team's points.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou accounted for 31.4 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in scoring in 10 out of 33 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding in 15 out of 33 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded the 32nd double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double. It was his eighth this season and 22nd of his career.
  • This marks the seventh 20-point game of JayVaughn Pinkston's career.
  • JayVaughn Pinkston has 11 straight double-digit point games.

Louisville Game Notes

  • Russ Smith accounted for 37.8 percent of the team's points.
  • The top two rebounders (Stephan Van Treese and Wayne Blackshear) accounted for 40.6 percent of the rebounds.
  • Russ Smith has led the team in scoring 20 times in 32 games this season.
  • Stephan Van Treese has led the team in rebounding three times in 32 games this season.
  • Peyton Siva has three straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the 18th 20-point game of Russ Smith's career.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AJ. Pinkston322144103
AMouphtaou Yarou3413110202
CDaniel Ochefu12220000
CJames Bell33731114
CDarrun Hilliard25733207
D+R. Arcidiacono35312103
D+Tony Chennault19220102
-Achraf Yacoubou9010002
Lville PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARuss Smith292822205
B+W. Blackshear17751112
B+Luke Hancock241232201
BPeyton Siva311024304
C+S. Van Treese15080101
C+Chane Behanan26622112
CM. Harrell13220010
CGorgui Dieng25631001
CKevin Ware17311202
-Tim Henderson3000000

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