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Jay Wright Quote
That was a difficult game and you have to give St. John's a lot of credit. They lost their leading scorer [D'Angelo Harrison] and you're not just going to go find one. I thought Steve [Lavin] did a great job of finding another way... We were struggling in the first half. I felt the second half we got more aggressive against their pressure and started to make some plays and got to the foul line.
- Beat the spread by 8.5 points- the 19th time this season.
- The Wildcats have recorded more steals than their opponents for the past seven games.
- Yarou and Arcidiacono accounted for 50% of Nova's points.
- Pinkston and Yarou accounted for 41% of the Wildcats' boards.
- JayVaughn Pinkston has 10 straight double-digit point games. Mouphtaou Yarou had a career high with nine field goals made.
- JayVaughn Pinkston has led the team in rebounding in seven out of 32 games this season.
- Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in scoring in five out of 32 games this season.
- Ryan Arcidiacono has seven straight double-digit point games.
Around the Interwebs
Rapid Reaction [ESPN]
Villanova secures Big Dance invite with ugly win over St. John’s [Yahoo!]
Nova ousts St. John's, advances in Big East tournament [CBSsports]
Yarou Leads Villanova Past St. John's, 66-53 [Villanova.com]