Villanova never trailed as they beat South Florida 72-59 Wednesday night at the Pavilion.
Shane Clark scored 15 and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the Cats in scoring. It was the first double digit game for Clark since he scored 15 in December against Columbia.
USF Freshman guard Dominique Jones was impressive with 29 points but he was the only Bull to overcome Nova's defense. The Bulls shot 31% for the night from the field.
The Cats now are still on the NCAA bubble and need to win at Providence and have a good showing at the Big East Tourney in NYC next week.