A Look at Villanova's Non-Conference Stats

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova's 70-60 win over NJIT wrapped up the 2012 calendar for the Wildcats as well as the team's out of conference play for the season.

As Jay Wright's 9-4 squad heads into the BIG EAST conference play let's take a look back at the first 38% of the season. Positive wins over the University of the District of Columbia and Marshall had Villanova walking into Madison Square Garden to face Purdue on national television where the Wildcats pulled out an overtime victory in the 2k Sports Classic semifinals.

The 3-game streak ended when 'Nova ran into a strong Alabama team in the 2k Sports Classic final and sent the team into a downspin that saw consecutive losses to Columbia and LaSalle (in overtime); games Villanova fans usually consider as "Gimmes".

A win on ESPN on the road in Nashville to Vandy and a loss to cross-town opponent Temple followed. 'Nova now finds itself with it's 9-4 record and on a five-game streak with wins against Penn, St. Joe's, Delaware, Monmouth, and NJIT.

Villanova is featuring fairly balanced scoring with James Bell, Ryan Arcidiacono, and JayVaughn Pinkston in double digits with Pinkston leading the way at is tallying 12.2 points per game.

Player GP MIN MIN PTS PPG
JayVaughn Pinkston 13 322 24.8 159 12.2
Ryan Arcidiacono 13 423 32.5 150 11.5
James Bell 13 368 28.3 139 10.7
Darrun Hilliard 13 360 27.7 126 9.7
Mouphtaou Yarou 13 289 22.2 103 7.9
Maurice Sutton 13 210 16.2 81 6.2
Achraf Yacoubou 13 192 14.8 58 4.5
Tony Chennault 13 243 18.7 57 4.4
Daniel Ochefu 13 213 16.4 42 3.2
Mislav Brzoja 7 25 3.6 2 0.3
Nick McMahon 2 2 1 0 0
Patrick Farrell 2 2 1 0 0
Henry Lowe 2 1 0.5 0 0

Overall shooting as a team, Nova is 41.2% from the field, 71.3% from the line, and 35.3% from behind the arc. Individually...

Player GP MIN FGM FGA FG% FTM FTA FT% 3PM 3PA 3P%
Maurice Sutton 13 210 29 51 0.569 23 34 0.676 0 0 0
JayVaughn Pinkston 13 322 45 97 0.464 62 88 0.705 7 20 0.35
Daniel Ochefu 13 213 16 35 0.457 10 23 0.435 0 2 0
James Bell 13 368 47 109 0.431 21 28 0.75 24 57 0.421
Achraf Yacoubou 13 192 21 50 0.42 4 8 0.5 12 33 0.364
Mouphtaou Yarou 13 289 31 74 0.419 41 51 0.804 0 1 0
Darrun Hilliard 13 360 38 102 0.373 37 56 0.661 13 39 0.333
Tony Chennault 13 243 20 56 0.357 11 14 0.786 6 14 0.429
Ryan Arcidiacono 13 423 38 115 0.33 47 58 0.81 27 85 0.318
Mislav Brzoja 7 25 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 1 0
Nick McMahon 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Farrell 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Henry Lowe 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

On the boards, Coach Wright is getting solid team contribution. Mouphtaou Yarou, Pinkston, and Maurice Sutton are 1 rebound from the team lead. Bell and freshman Daniel Ochefu are also averaging over 4 boards per game.

Player GP MIN OFFR DEFR REB RPG
Mouphtaou Yarou 13 289 23 42 65 5
JayVaughn Pinkston 13 322 27 37 64 4.9
Maurice Sutton 13 210 20 44 64 4.9
James Bell 13 368 14 42 56 4.3
Daniel Ochefu 13 213 23 33 56 4.3
Achraf Yacoubou 13 192 15 31 46 3.5
Darrun Hilliard 13 360 5 33 38 2.9
Ryan Arcidiacono 13 423 3 25 28 2.2
Tony Chennault 13 243 1 21 22 1.7
Mislav Brzoja 7 25 1 2 3 0.4
Nick McMahon 2 2 0 0 0 0
Patrick Farrell 2 2 0 0 0 0
Henry Lowe 2 1 0 0 0 0

The balance of the team's statistics show that Maurice Sutton has accounted for 46% of the team's blocks, Darrun Hilliard is leading the team in steals, and Arcidiacono is averaging three and a half assists.

Player GP MIN APG AST STL SPG BLK BPG TO TPG
JayVaughn Pinkston 13 24.8 1.8 24 11 0.8 3 0.2 28 2.2
Ryan Arcidiacono 13 32.5 3.5 46 15 1.2 0 0 34 2.6
James Bell 13 28.3 1.6 21 10 0.8 6 0.5 30 2.3
Darrun Hilliard 13 27.7 1.1 14 19 1.5 3 0.2 20 1.5
Mouphtaou Yarou 13 22.2 0.7 9 4 0.3 6 0.5 23 1.8
Maurice Sutton 13 16.2 0.8 10 11 0.8 23 1.8 20 1.5
Achraf Yacoubou 13 14.8 0.5 7 10 0.8 0 0 12 0.9
Tony Chennault 13 18.7 1.7 22 11 0.8 0 0 18 1.4
Daniel Ochefu 13 16.4 0.2 3 11 0.8 9 0.7 14 1.1
Mislav Brzoja 7 3.6 0.4 3 1 0.1 0 0 1 0.1
Nick McMahon 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Patrick Farrell 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Henry Lowe 2 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.5

Do any of these numbers surprise you?

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