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NCAA Game Summary - Rider at Villanova



(Saturday, December 21st)

Final Score: (8) Villanova 88, Rider 67

Villanova, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Villanova Wildcats are off to their best start in 52 years after another easy win.

The road is about to get a little tougher.

Josh Hart scored 19 points and the No. 8 Wildcats beat Rider 88-67 on Saturday for their fourth straight win by at least 21 points.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points and Darrun Hilliard scored 13 for Villanova (11-0), which was coming off comfortable wins over Philadelphia-area Big Five rivals Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's and La Salle.

The Wildcats will go into their road game against No. 2 Syracuse next Saturday sporting an 11-0 record for the first time since the 1961-62 season.

It will be the first meeting between the old Big East rivals since Syracuse left for the ACC and should mark Villanova's toughest test since last month's win over Kansas.

"If our guys didn't come to play we get beat today, and our guys came to play," said Villanova coach Jay Wright. "They have break coming up and everybody has been talking to them about the Syracuse game, and it's really a pleasure to coach guys that could focus on the next game and have respect for their opponent and that's the best thing I think we did today."

Rider (5-5) had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Broncs were led by Anthony Myles, who scored a game-high 22 points.

Villanova led by 13 after Hart's jumper made it 25-12 but Rider scored the next seven points on a Myles 3-pointer and back-to-back buckets by Jimmie Taylor to get within six.

The Broncs got as close as five but the Wildcats scored 16 of the last 23 points in the first half to take a 43-29 lead into the break behind better than 54 percent shooting.

"I thought for the first 17 minutes of the game we played fairly well, and then for the last three minutes of the half I thought we really let it get out of control," said Rider coach Kevin Baggett.

"Then we talked about coming out and being ready to go in the second half and we didn't, and they built a larger lead."

Pinkston's 3-pointer capped a 9-2 burst to open the second half that gave Villanova a 21-point lead. The Wildcats led by as many as 27 and shot 50 percent (28-of-56) in the game.

Game Notes

Among those in attendance for Villanova Basketball Alumni Day was Rollie Massimino, who coached Villanova's 1985 national championship team and was recently inducted into the college basketball Hall of Fame ... Villanova started 12-0 in 1961-62 ... Rider plays Penn on Dec. 29.

12/21 20:03:17 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
2nd
PHI 45
CHA 60
 
2nd
PHI 45
CHA 60
 
Half
ORL 43
UTA 49
 
1st
CLE 21
BRK 25
 
1st
BOS 27
MIN 24
 
1st
DET 31
TOR 26
 
1st
MIA 20
WAS 23
 
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MEM
CHI
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SAN
POR
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DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
2nd
RAD 76
SIENA 64
 
2nd
BUCK 48
CASEWEST 41
 
Half
LIB 51
CPNC 35
 
2nd
SCAR 28
CLEM 30
 
Half
CMICH 51
CONC 28
 
Half
MIAMI 25
EKENT 27
 
2nd
GWEBB 56
HIWASSEE 38
 
Half
ODU 31
MDES 26
 
Half
BUF 38
NIAG 28
 
Half
KSU 32
NCAT 25
 
2nd
FAM 26
UNF 38
 
2nd
NORST 42
NARZ 26
 
Half
DART 33
NILL 19
 
Half
MORE 27
NKENTUCKY 49
 
Half
UCSB 34
SDCHR 18
 
Half
STJ 18
GAELS 33
 
Half
ALA 34
STILL 21
 
Half
HAMP 29
TENST 24
 
2nd
TENN 30
TENT 34
 
2nd
WMARY 48
WSHMD 18
 
1st
MERC 24
COOK 9
 
1st
FLGC 23
FUR 20
 
1st
CALST 20
SDKST 23
 
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MTST
CHAT
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NDAK
DICKINSON
 
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PRIN
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LAM
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MINN
SEAT
 
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SUTAH
 
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SILL
NO
 
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ARZ
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2nd
NJD 2
TAM 0
 
1st
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
1st
DET 1
NYI 0
 
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WIN
BOS
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CAL
DAL