February 19, 2009

COL BKB: Villanova 82, Rutgers 72

Corey Fisher keyed a 12-point run in the second half Thursday night that allowed No. 14 Villanova to pull away for an 82-72 victory over Rutgers.

Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 21 points and six assists. Corey Stokes hit 5-of-7 3-point tries and scored 17, helping Villanova extend its home winning streak to 27 games.

Fisher scored seven points during the second-half run that boosted Villanova's lead to 66-56 with 7 minutes to play. He finished with 14.

Villanova climbed to 21-5 for the season and is 9-4 in Big East Conference play.

Rutgers (10-16, 1-12) got 19 points from Mike Rosario. It was the Scarlet Knights' fourth straight loss.