UConn came to the Wachovia Center and handed Villanova their third loss on the season, 84-75.
The Huskies were led by Kemba Walker who scored a career high 29 points. Although Connecticut bested Villanova in FG% (48.9% to 40.6%) the Wildcats shot respectably. The difference came from the charity stripe and on the boards. UConn shot 24 more Free Throws than 'Nova, making 35 as opposed to VU's 16. On the rebounding side, 'Nova was outrebounded 36-22- the largest rebound difference this year for Jay Wright's squad.
Scottie Reynolds led the way for Villanova with 18 points. Corey Fisher added 14 and big-man Antonio Pena had 10 before fouling out.
'Nova (22-3, 11-2) moves into a ties for first with Syracuse in the conference. The Wildcats next play at Pittsburgh on Sunday.