Nova vs. Notre Dame: The Day After

Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

The Wildcats fall back to earth after the wins over Syracuse & Louisville.

  • Villanova beat the spread by 3.0 points. That makes the 12th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • 'Nova has lost 3 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Jay Wright's team is 0-4 this season when failing to break the 60-point barrier.
  • 9 turnovers was a season low for the Wildcats. So was 3 made 3-pointers. However, they only forced the Irish to turn the ball over 6 times; the 8th consecutive game where the 'Cats have lost the battle of the turnovers.
  • This is the 6th loss of the season where the Wildcats opponent came back to win after being down at halftime.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou's 20 point game was the 5th of his career and accounted for one-third of the team's points. He has led the team in scoring 4 times and in rebounding 5 times in 21 games this season.
  • Darrun Hilliard's 14 point output was his 5th staright double-digit game.

Stats c/o StatSheet

Videos

Darrun Hilliard Crossover

Hilliard Drive, Dunk, & 1

Game Stats

STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Mouphtaou Yarou 31 8-12 0-0 4-4 2 7 0 0 3 2 2 20
Daniel Ochefu 21 2-8 0-0 1-2 3 5 2 0 0 2 3 5
James Bell 31 1-3 1-2 2-2 0 6 1 1 0 1 2 5
Darrun Hilliard 34 4-9 1-4 5-5 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 14
Ryan Arcidiacono 37 2-9 1-4 0-1 0 2 5 0 0 0 4 5
Tony Chennault 9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0
JayVaughn Pinkston 27 4-7 0-1 3-3 1 6 4 0 1 1 1 11
Achraf Yacoubou 10 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTALS
21-50 3-11 15-17 6 28 14 1 6 9 16 60
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