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2009-03-28 21:14:19

Scottie Reynolds scored with a half second left Saturday to give Villanova a 78-76 win over top-seeded Pittsburgh in the NCAA East Regional final. The third-seeded Wildcats overcame a late mistake to beat Pittsburgh for the second time this season and earn a trip to the Final Four in Detroit next Saturday. Villanova upset Georgetown in 1985 to win the national college championship. Dwayne Anderson scored 17 points and Reynolds had 13 for the Wildcats (30-7), who made their first 21 foul...

2009-03-26 23:51:15

Scottie Reynolds polished off a large night for the Big East Thursday, leading Villanova to a 77-54 thrashing of Duke in the NCAA regional semifinals. Third-seeded Villanova joined Big East rivals Pittsburgh and Connecticut in the Elite Eight and set up the possibility of five teams from that conference competing in the regional finals. The Wildcats will play for the East Region title and a berth in the Final Four Saturday against Pittsburgh. Big East regular-season champion Louisville will...

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...

2009-02-28 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...

2009-02-19 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...

2009-02-10 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).

2009-02-04 22:34:51

Scottie Reynolds scored 31 points and made two free throws with a second remaining Wednesday, giving No. 16 Villanova a 94-91 win over Providence. The Wildcats owned a 20-point lead early in the second half, but Providence closed within 92-91 when Weyinmi Efejuku made a three-pointer with 5 seconds remaining. Reynolds then accounted for the final score with his two foul shots and Providence could not get off a shot in the time remaining. Dwayne Anderson contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds...

2009-02-01 14:34:34

Dante Cunningham scored 12 of his 21 points in the second half Sunday, leading No. 21 Villanova to a 71-50 Big East Conference win over Cincinnati. His output helped the Wildcats sprint away from a surprisingly slim 30-29 halftime lead, and led to the 25th straight victory at the Pavilion, their on-campus home court. Corey Fisher and Scottie Reynolds, the other Villanova players in double figures, scored 11 points apiece, while Cunningham added eight rebounds, three blocked shots, and two...

2008-12-29 21:54:38

Corey Fisher scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half Monday to lead the 13th-ranked Villanova Wildcats to a 62-45 win over Temple. Fisher was 7-of-8 from the field and 4-for-4 on three-point shots to help Villanova remain perfect at home this season (8-0). Dante Cunningham had 10 of his 12 points in the first half to help the Wildcats (12-1) overcome a poor first-half shooting performance. Villanova shot only 32.1 percent over the first 20 minutes and made just two of 10 three-point...


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