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NCAA Game Summary - St. John's at Villanova



(Saturday, February 22nd)

Final Score: (9) Villanova 57, St. John's 54

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Darrun Hilliard totaled 18 points thanks to four shots from beyond the arc, and No. 9 Villanova hung on to top St. John's, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon.

Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 12 points, while JayVaughn Pinkston pulled down 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (24-3, 12-2 Big East), winners in eight of their last nine.

D'Angelo Harrison posted 15 points and JaKarr Sampson added 12 with 10 boards for the Red Storm (18-10, 8-7), whose six-game win streak was halted.

Arcidiacono banked in a 3-point shot to snap a 50-50 tie with 3:44 remaining.

"Coach (Jay) Wright had a play designed for us to hold the ball until a certain time on the shot clock," Arcidiacono said. "Then Daniel and I got into a ball screen and his man switched up and I told him to go down to the block. I think the shot clock was at six seconds and I thought I could get a rhythm three but he contested it so I had to put some extra air under it and it was good. That was all luck."

Down 55-53, a traveling call against Phil Greene in the lane with 14.1 seconds to play prevented the Red Storm from producing a tying basket.

Greene then fouled Arcidiacono with 11.4 to go, and the usually sure-handed shooter missed his first try and hit the second, for a 56-53 'Nova edge.

Harrison briefly had an open look from beyond the arc on the left wing, but his try was blocked by James Bell as 3.2 showed on the clock.

He got the ball back underneath the basket and was harmed on a reverse layup, making the first free shot and intentionally missing the second. A lane violation on Rysheed Jordan turned the ball over to the Wildcats.

Josh Hart missed his first free throw but hit the second to once again make it a three-point margin, then heave from three-quarter court fell well short at the buzzer.

"The entire team competed and continued to counter punch. We didn't go quietly into the night and we had our opportunities but didn't put the ball in the basket frequently enough," St. John's coach Steve Lavin said.

Hilliard hit two from long range and Villanova scored the game's first eight points, but St. John's recovered to eventually take a 21-20 edge thanks to a Jordan jumper with 5:27 left in the half.

The Red Storm were behind 28-27 at intermission, then managed to assume a 30-28 edge on a Jordan bucket less than a minute in. It was the last time the visitors held the lead.

A quick 10-2 surge, capped by a triple from hart, supplied Villanova with a 38-32 advantage. Bell connected from long range and the lead was 44-38, with 11:15 to play. Though St. John's rallied twice to tie, it could not push through.

Game Notes

Villanova shot just 39.2 percent from the floor in victory, making only 20- of-51 shots and 9-of-22 from long distance ... The Wildcats hit just 8-of-16 free throws and committed 15 turnovers, while the Red Storm coughed up the ball only nine times and hit 13-of-19 from the charity stripe.

02/22 20:12:30 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
TEX 3
CLE 12
Final
COL 6
CIN 4
Final
MIA 2
PIT 5
Final
CWS 5
TOR 3
Final
KAN 2
NYY 4
Final
BOS 4
MIN 6
Final
PHI 0
NYM 7
Final
SEA 3
TAM 0
Final
SFG 3
MIL 1
Final
DET 3
OAK 2
9th
HOU 4
BAL 5
 
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 8
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR