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2009-03-19 21:21:35

Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson led a Villanova comeback with 25 points each Thursday and the Wildcats recorded an 80-67 NCAA win over American. The Eagles owned a 14-point advantage early in the second half in a bid to become the first 14th-seeded team in three years to win a tournament game. Coming into this year's tourney, No. 14 seeds had a combined overall record of 17-96. Villanova, however, ran off 15 straight points to go in front for good. Corey Fisher added 11 points for the...

2009-03-13 21:08:40

Earl Clark scored 17 points Friday and fifth-ranked Louisville overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Villanova 69-55 in the Big East semifinals. Louisville (27-5) will face either Syracuse or West Virginia in Saturday's title game. Syracuse was playing 24 hours after outlasting Connecticut in a classic six-overtime quarterfinal battle. Jerry Smith added 16 points for Louisville and Terrence Williams contributed 11 rebounds. Villanova (26-7), which was coming off a last-second...

2009-03-05 21:17:18

Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points Thursday and No. 16 Villanova produced a huge second half in rolling over Providence 97-80. Villanova took a half game lead over Marquette in the battle for fourth-place in the Big East Conference. The top four teams will receive a bye into the quarterfinals of next week's five-day league tournament. Providence, meanwhile, failed in a bid to improve its chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson both had...

2009-03-02 20:49:09

Scottie Reynolds made 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored 23 points Monday night to help 16th-ranked Villanova post a 77-60 win over Notre Dame. Dante Cunningham added 18 points and eight rebounds and Shane Clark scored 13 for the Wildcats (24-6, 12-5 Big East), who won for the fourth time in their last five games. The Wildcats stand a half-game behind Marquette for the No. 4 seed in the Big East post-season tournament next week. The top four seeds in the conference get automatic two-round passes...

2009-02-28 14:21:37

Despite making only one basket in the final 9:22 Saturday, Georgetown hung on for a 56-54 upset of poor-shooting 12th-ranked Villanova. Chris Wright capped a 13-point, five-assist and four-rebound effort by sinking a layup and two free throws in the final 48 seconds to help the Hoyas overcome their 25 turnovers. DaJuan Summers regained his shooting touch by scoring 16 points (3-of-6 3-pointers), and reserve Nikita Mescheriakov added 11 points with three rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 6-10 Big...

2009-02-25 22:30:55

Scottie Reynolds and Dante Cunningham both scored 18 points Wednesday and No. 12 Villanova held on down the stretch to edge DePaul 74-72. The Blue Demons lost their school-record 15th straight game. Dante Cunningham gave Villanova a five-point cushion by making two free throws with 5 seconds to play, after which Dar Tucker hit a 3-pointer to account for the final score. The Wildcats (23-5, 11-4 Big East) won for the ninth time in 10 games. Corey Fisher added 12 points for Villanova and Corey...

2009-02-22 15:06:24

Six Wildcats scored in double figures Sunday and 14th-ranked Villanova held on for an 89-86 Big East win over Syracuse. Three free throws in a 30-second span by Reggie Redding gave Villanova an insurmountable 89-86 lead with 16 seconds left, and both Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn missed 3-point attempts in the closing seconds. Dwayne Anderson led Villanova with a season-high 22 points. Corey Fisher scored 16, while Shane Clark added 15 and Dante Cunningham had 12 with 12 rebounds and six...

2009-02-19 23:20:06

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...

2009-02-13 23:03:24

A career-best 43 points by junior Da'Sean Butler Friday sent West Virginia coasting to a 93-72 win over No. 13 Villanova. Butler made 12-of-23 shots from the field and was 6-of-13 from beyond the arc while becoming the first West Virginia player in 31 years to reach the 40-point mark. Villanova was coming off consecutive 102-point efforts in victories over Syracuse and Marquette. The unexpected result left Villanova in fifth place in the 16-team Big East Conference, three games behind...

2009-02-10 23:29:49

Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher combined to sink nine 3-pointers Tuesday for No. 13 Villanova, which downed No. 12 Marquette 102-84. Reynolds was the game's top scorer with 27 points, including 15 from 3-point range. Fisher hit four 3-pointers and totaled 21 points in Villanova's sixth straight win. Shane Clarke added 16 points and Dante Cunningham 15 for the Wildcats (20-4, 8-3 Big East). Jerel McNeal tallied 23 points and Lazar Hayward added 22 for the Golden Eagles (20-4, 9-2).


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