VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Eric Paschall scored 20 of his 25 issues in the second one part and No. 13 Villanova rebounded from its first Large East loss via working clear of Windfall 85-67 on Wednesday evening.
Fellow senior Phil Sales space added 22 for the Wildcats (20-Five, 11-1), who have been recent off a one-point loss to No. 10 Marquette upon getting off to a program very best 10-Zero get started in league play.
Nate Watson led Windfall (14-11, Four-Eight) with 18 issues. The Friars have misplaced 4 in their closing 5 however have been coming off an outstanding 14-point street win at St. John’s on Saturday.
After two directly Three-pointers from Paschall put Villanova forward 53-45 early in the second one part, Windfall scored the following 10 issues, culminating with a thieve and acrobatic opposite layup from Maliek White, to take a 55-53 lead with 10:29 last.
However Paschall delivered two extra giant threes — proper in entrance of the ‘Nova bench — to lend a hand the Wildcats shut the sport on a 23-6 run. Underclassmen Saddiq Bey and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree helped seal the win with a Three-pointer and three-point play all the way through the decisive spurt.
Pashcall shot 10 for 13 from the sphere and Five for six from Three-point vary. Cosby-Roundtree completed with 12 issues and did not omit a shot from the sphere (Four for Four) or the foul line (Four for Four).
Windfall junior Alpha Diallo, the 8th main scorer and best rebounder within the Large East, was once held scoreless till an emphatic dunk and three-point play with 1:38 left within the first part adopted via a Three-pointer with 2.Five seconds left.
However fueled via best 14-for-14 loose throw taking pictures within the first part, the Wildcats led 39-34 at halftime.
Diallo completed with 11 issues and 7 rebounds whilst committing 5 turnovers.
Windfall: The Friars, who’ve made the NCAA Match and received a minimum of 20 video games in each and every of the closing 5 seasons, proceed to combat to realize traction within the crowded convention. They rank closing within the league in scoring offense.
Villanova: The Wildcats have a one-game lead on Marquette for first position within the Large East whilst no different staff within the league even has a successful document. Villanova received the primary 4 regular-season championships of the remodeled Large East ahead of Xavier took the identify closing season.
Windfall starts a three-game house stretch vs. Xavier on Saturday afternoon.
Villanova performs the primary of 3 directly video games at the street at St. John’s on Sunday night time.
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