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

Louisville trounced Villanova 74-55 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament on an evening when they scored 30 points from beyond the three-point line. The Cardinals even the season series against Villanova at 1-1 with the win. Russ Smith put on a show for the Cardinals and put up a game-high 28 points and two rebounds. Luke Hancock also had a decent outing, scoring 12 points and adding three rebounds. JayVaughn Pinkston got a team-high 21 points and four rebounds for the Wildcats. The Cardinals are on an eight-game win streak. Villanova (20-13) finished the regular season seventh in the Big East with a 10-8 conference record. To get to the quarterfinals, Villanova beat St. John's (66-53).

Louisville Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 3:48 left to go.
  • The last time Lville started the season 27-5 was 2008.
  • The win over Villanova extended the Louisville winning streak to eight games.
  • Lville beat the spread by 10 points. That makes the 18th time this season the Cardinals have beaten the spread.
  • Louisville has won every game this season (7-0) when its three-point percentage has been 41.7 percent or better.
  • The Cardinals have won 93 percent of the time this season (14-1) after recording 74 or more total points.
  • Lville has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record one or fewer blocks.
  • Lville has won 94 percent of the time this season (17-1) after holding an opponent to under 38.9 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Louisville has won 89 percent of the time (16-2) when Peyton Siva has 10 points or more and 83 percent of the time (10-2) when Russ Smith has seven field goals made or more.
  • The Cardinals have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past 11 games.
  • Louisville has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past 26 games.
  • 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 in 20 out of 32 games this season.
  • Stephan Van Treese has led the team in rebounding in three out of 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.

Villanova Game Notes

  • 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 10 times in 33 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding 15 times in 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.
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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