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NCAA Game Summary - Villanova at Temple



(Saturday, February 1st)

Final Score: (9) Villanova 90, Temple 74

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Bell scored 19 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 90-74 thrashing of Temple.

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 13 points, Darrun Hillard II notched 12 points and Daniel Ochefu added 11 for the Wildcats (19-2).

Will Cummings led all scorers with 24 points for Temple (6-14), which has dropped nine of 10.

Quenton DeCosey tallied 18 points and Anthony Lee deposited a 12-point, 10- rebound double-double in defeat.

These two Big-5 rivals played a tightly contested first half before Villanova opened it up in the second.

Villanova went on a 11-2 run that Pinkston capped with a jumper to give the Wildcats a 19-8 lead midway through the first. Temple went over five minutes without a point during the run, but turned up its defense minutes later en route to a 12-0 run that tied the game.

The Wildcats went over seven minutes without a point as the Owls clawed their way back into the game.

Ryan Arcidiacono hit two 3s around a Cummings jumper to close the half and Villanova led 36-31 at the break.

Hillard followed a Bell 3 with one of his own to stretch the Wildcats' lead to 43-31 early in the second.

"I thought there were a couple of 3s that were made that were guarded, especially with Bell," Temple coach Fran Dunphy said. "He's really a great catalyst for them. He was the guy that I was most concerned about."

A 14-0 Villanova run minutes later helped the Wildcats build a 22-point cushion. Temple couldn't cut into the deficit as Villanova had an answer for everything the Owls threw at them.

Game Notes

Villanova swept its Big-5 slate and won by a combined 90 points, the largest combined margin of victory in Big-5 single-season history ... Dylan Ennis scored 10 points in the win ... Dalton Pepper finished with 11 points in the setback ... Villanova shot 31-for-59 from the floor and held Temple to 25- for-69 shooting ... The Wildcats resume Big East play when they host Xavier on Monday ... Temple travels to SMU on Thursday.

02/02 03:32:36 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
IND 89
MEM 97
Final
CHI 108
CLE 114
Final
MIL 93
PHI 81
 
Half
SAC 48
POR 48
 
Half
PHO 36
SAN 45
 
2nd
LAL 28
LAC 39
 
4th
TULA 14
CIN 31
 
4th
MEM 33
TULSA 14
 
Final
CLB 1
TOR 4
Final
DET 5
LOS 2
3rd
DAL 1
ANA 1
 
3rd
CAL 4
NAS 2