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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.
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