It was a balanced scoring attack that led Villanova to a 82-70 win over UCLA. The win moved the Wildcats to 5-0 on the young season and into Friday's Pre-Season NIT Final against Tennessee.
Corey Fisher led the way for 'Nova with 26 points and Maalik Wayns had a career-high 19 points as the double-headed point guard attack used their speed and driving ability to put the Bruins away.
Corey Stokes added 16 with outside shooting and Mouphtaou Yarou recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds.
For the game, the 'Cats shot 40.3% from the floor (25-62) but less than 31% from distance (4-13), but VU used a 40-33 rebound margin to take an early lead and maintain through the 40 minutes of the game.
Villanova will move forward to the Pre-Season NIT Final on Friday against Tennessee. Tipoff is slated for 5p from Madison Square Garden. [Tickets]
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Villanova Box Score
|Corey Fisher, G||36||6-19||0-2||3||4||2||0||2||3||26|
|Maalik Wayns, G||28||7-16||1-4||6||3||2||0||3||2||19|
|Corey Stokes, G||37||5-10||2-5||1||1||2||0||1||3||16|
|Mouphtaou Yarou, F-C||27||5-9||0-0||16||0||2||3||0||4||13|
|Dominic Cheek, G||19||1-3||1-3||2||0||0||0||1||1||3|
|Maurice Sutton, F-C||17||1-2||0-0||3||1||1||1||0||5||3|
|Antonio Pena, F||22||0-3||0-0||7||1||0||2||0||2||2|
|Isaiah Armwood, F||14||0-0||0-0||2||1||1||1||0||2||0|