The Cats showed composure for a young team and rallied in the 2nd half to overcome a 21 point deficit to beat LSU at the Wachovia Center in the last game of the inaugural Big East / SEC Invitational. Nova was down but not out in the 2nd half. They scratched their way back to beat the Tigers on the shooting of Freshman, Malcolm Grant. He finished with 18 points to lead Villanova. When Scottie Reynolds had a off night shooting he made a critical steal to help draw the team close. But it was Grant who scored all of his 18 points in the 2nd half lead the way. Hopefully this will help the young team grow up a little faster and prepare them for some really tough games ahead in the Big East.