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Nova Loses to WVU

With a 2 Seed in the upcoming BIG EAST Tournament on the line, Villanova blew a 14-point lead in a 68-66 Overtime loss to West Virginia.

Despite holding the Mountaineers to only 16 points in the first half, Villanova (24-6, 13-5) was outscored by 13 in the second half and needed an NBA-range 3-pointer from Corey Fisher with 13 seconds remaining to send the game to the extra frame.

In OT, Villanova made 3 free throws and didn't record a field goal until 35 seconds remained. After going ahead on a Da'Sean Butler layup with 5.3 seconds remaining, Scottie Reynolds couldn't connect on a buzzer beating 3-pointer to win the game for 'Nova.

If he did, his legend would have grown.

Reynolds led the Wildcats with 17 points and is now in 2nd place on Villanova's all-time scoring list. Corey Fisher added 12 points for Nova and Corey Stokes had 11.

Nova's 13-5 finish means the Wildcats will either finish with the 3rd seed for the Tournament or the 4th, if Pittsburgh defeats Rutgers this evening.

NOTE: Taylor King did not play as a "teaching point".

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