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NCAA Game Summary - Villanova at St. John's



(Saturday, January 11th)

Final Score: (8) Villanova 74, St. John's 67

New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - JayVaughn Pinkston had 15 points and 10 rebounds and No. 8 Villanova pulled away from St. John's 74-67 on Saturday afternoon.

Josh Hart tallied 14 points and five rebounds off the bench and Ryan Arcidiacono added 13 points for the Wildcats (15-1, 4-0 Big East), who have won four straight since their lone loss of the season Dec. 28 at Syracuse.

"I thought St. John's played really well. Their defense was outstanding." Villanova head coach Jay Wright said.

De'Angelo Harrison had 22 points and Rysheed Jordan chipped in 12 points to lead St. John's (9-6, 0-3), which has dropped three straight.

"We aren't worried," Red Storm forward JaKarr Sampson said of the team's 0-3 start in conference play. "I felt like we played a good game today and we are only going to get better each day."

Neither team led by more than six before an 8-0 Wildcats run helped them seize control of the contest late in the second half.

Arcidiacono's cross-court pass found a wide-open Kris Jenkins along the left wing and he drained the triple. After Pinkston sunk a pair of free throws, Arcidiacono dove onto the floor to force a tie-up. The possession arrow was in the Wildcats' favor and Darrun Hilliard knocked down a right corner 3 a bit later to stake Villanova a 63-56 cushion with 5:00 left.

Sampson hit a pair of foul shots before Harrison followed suit a possession later to pull St. John's within 67-63 with 48 ticks left, but the Red Storm never got any closer.

Hart split a pair and then stole the ball away from Jordan and converted a layup to increase the advantage back to 70-63. Hart was unable to complete the three-point play.

The Red Storm took a 33-31 edge into the locker room.

Villanova shot just 25.9 percent (7-of-27) in the first half but got to the foul line 19 times and sunk 15 of those attempts.

Game Notes

Villanova shot 35.2 percent (19-of-54) from the floor and outrebounded the Red Storm, 48-39 ... St. John's shot 34.3 percent (23-of-67) from the field and 18.2 percent (2-of-11) from beyond the arc.

01/11 18:32:12 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
Final
PHI 103
MIN 94
Final
BOS 87
HOU 93
Final
ATL 105
POR 99
Final
CLE 101
SAC 90
Final
BRK 122
TOR 127
Final
MIA 72
DAL 93
Final
NOP 108
LAC 103
4th
UTA 90
GSW 77
 
1st
PHO 14
CHI 15
 
Final
PRIN 72
HARV 75
 
Final
CORN 57
BRO 49
 
Final
PENN 58
DART 51
 
Final
NIAG 61
MAR 65
 
Final
CAN 63
QUIN 57
 
Final
MAN 87
SIENA 79
 
Final
WILL 63
IUPUI 59
 
Final
FAIR 59
MON 60
 
Final
ARST 67
OREG 68
Final
CLMB 59
YALE 63
 
Half
BUF 45
KSU 25
 
Half
ARZ 24
ORST 13
 
Final
NJD 1
PIT 2
Final
CAR 2
STL 3
3rd
COL 1
NAS 0
 
1st Intermission
ANA 0
CHI 1