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Game 21: vs. Cincinnati

Cincy.gif#21 Villanova looks to extend their winning streak at The Pavilion to 25 games as they host Cincinnati (14-7, 4-4) on Sunday. The Wildcats (16-4, 4-3) are coming off a 10 point win over #3 Pittsburgh earlier in the week. The Bearcats knocked off #25 Georgetown on the same night.

Cincinnati is led by 6'1" Junior guard Deonta Vaughn who is good for just under 16 points a game. He adds 4.8 assists a game. On the boards, 6'9" Yancy Gates pulls down the most rebounds at 6 a game, and Mike Williams gets another 5; those two are also the #2 and #3 scorers on the team.

Coach Mike Cronin usually starts Gates and Williams up front along with Steve Toyloy. Vaughn and Dion Dixon run the backcourt.

Quick Game Notes

  • Coaches around the country will be wearing sneakers this weekend as part of Coaches vs. Cancer "Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend". For more information, head to Last year, Jay Wright and the entire coaching staff wore warm-ups along with sneakers.
  • Villanova is 3-1 all-time against Cincy. 2-1 since the Bearcats entered the Big East.
  • Cincinnati won last year's game 69-66 at Fifth-Third Arena.
  • Villanova's last loss in The Pavilion was against DePaul on January 17, 2007.