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Dave O'Brien and Steve Lavin doing the game on ESPN2 (not in HD).
Starters: Scottie Reynolds, Corey Stokes, Dwayne Anderson, Antonio Pena, and Dante Cunningham
- Pena scores first 2
- 'Nova up 4-2 with 17:55 left
- 6-2... Pena has 4, Dante w/ 2
- ESPN has unveiled the "Wave Cam"... a "Pavilion Exclusive"
- 8-7 at the 15:00 mark
- 'Nova turnover. Cats down 9-8 14:00
- Stokes hits 3. 'Nova up 13-9. Fisher is doing a great job of pushing the ball up court in transition.
- Kerry Kittles, Alvin Williams, and Tim Thomas are in the house.
- Hawks up 14-13 at the under-12 timeout.
- 'Nova has 114 career Big 5 Wins- Temple & SJU have 113
- Hawks get 3 and turnover lay-up. On a 10-0 run. 'Nova down 13-19.
- Dante gets 2 baskets... Cats down 17-19
- Hawks are 4-7 from 3. SJU up 26-20
- Now they're 5-8... 29-20
- Scottie hits deep 3. 29-23 St Joes 4:16 to go
- Reynolds hits another deep 3... 31-26
- SJU keeps getting easy baskets on backdoor screens
- Hawks up 9 w/ 0:03
- Dante shows amazing hussle to keep it 'Nova ball w/ 2:05 remaining.
- Steve Lavin noting that we are not a fast and speedy team
Half time... St Joe's 35: :26 Villanova
Scottie Reynolds only Wildcat to score in the last 9 minutes.
Scottie Reynolds: 9pts, 2 assists
Dante Cunningham: 8pts, 3rebs
- Dante scores and gets us within 7
- DC with an 18 footer. Scottie w/ 2 asssists.
- SJU 39-32 at the Under-16 timeout
- Wildcats look tired and fatigued
- SJU up 9. 41-32
- Back to back baskets by Scottie & Dwayne. 41-36
- 13:39 to go in the game... 4 total free-throws
- Turnovers: SJU-8, 'Nova-6
- Fisher: 0 pts, 2 fouls
- Shane misses both from the line
- Still 41-36. Under-12 TV timeout
- SJU hasn't scored in 4+ minutes
- 41-38 SJU
- Scottie to the line to shoot 3.
- 41-41 with 10:56 remaining
- SJU last scored at 15:13
- I shouldn't have typed that. Matching 3s for SJu and 'Nova
- SJU up 47-44 at the Under 8 timeout.
- 50-44 SU 5:30 to go
- Anderson gets 3-point play. 50-47 SJU.
- SJU's Nivins misses 2 FTs
- Redding hits a 18 footer. 50-49 4:05 to go.
- Cats down 3.. crowd getting louder. Scottie hits 20 footer. 52-51
- Reggie hits again! 'Nova up 53-52. First lead since 13-11 (11:00 to go in the 1st)
- Trmendous Hussle play by Dante keeps the ball for 'Nova
- 1:25 Wildcats up 53-52
- Nivins at the line... hits the 1st
- SJU up 54-53
- Redding draws a foul. Goin to the line for 2 w/ 0:59
- Hits them both. 'Nova up 55-54. SJU out of timeouts.
- Nivins back to the line with :44.6
- Hits both FTs
- SJU up 56-55
- Redding misses
- SJU to the line for 1 & 1
- 6 ties. 7 lead changes
- Govens misses front end. Jay Wright calls timeout.
- 10.9 seconds remain
- Scottie drives. Draws foul. to the line
- 4.8 seconds.
- Shooting 2.
- 'Nova up 1.
Cunningham steals the inbounds! Dante at the line.
'Nova up 3. 2.5 seconds.