Villanova Survives Scare at Providence Thanks to and-1 in Final Seconds of 2OT

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 18, 2014

Feb 18, 2014; Providence, RI, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Ryan Arcidiacono (15) drives to the basket to score in the final seconds of play against Providence Friars forward Kadeem Batts (10) in double overtime at Dunkin Donuts Center. The Villanova Wildcats defeated the Providence Friars in double overtime 82-79. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

No. 9 Villanova managed to avoid a major upset on Tuesday night at the hands of Providence, but it wasn't easy.

The game was tied at 79-all in the closing seconds of the second overtime and needed someone to make a clutch play. Sophomore Ryan Arcidiacono came through with an and-1 layup:

Arcidiacono made the ensuing free throw to give the Wildcats an 82-79 victory.

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