The Villanova Wildcats welcomed the University of North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday for a “secret scrimmage,” and, according to reports, the ‘Cats came away with the 89-79 victory.
Phil Booth led all scorers with 41 (?!) points while Eric Paschall chipped in another 24 points on 6 made threes. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points on 5 threes. If you’re doing the math, that’s 88 of Villanova’s alleged 89 points. According to reports, Villanova made 20 total threes.
“The scrimmage helped us a great deal,” said UNC head coach Roy Williams. “It showed us early on that Villanova’s talent, experience and toughness was much better than ours because they were so much more active. As the game went along we got a little bit better but it was a slap in the face for us.”
Let’s dissect this scrimmage for the next three weeks.
Villanova tops North Carolina by 10 in a 50-minute scrimmage, per release. 41 for Phil Booth and 24 for Eric Paschall, including six made threes. Cam Johnson led the Tar Heels with 19.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) October 20, 2018
Villanova’s Phil Booth made 9 3’s and had 41 points over two 20-minute and one 10-minute period in a closed scrimmage against UNC. Cameron Johnson led five Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points. Villanova out-scored UNC, 41-36, in first 20 minutes and 48-43 in 2nd.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 20, 2018
Coby White (17), Luke Maye (16), Little (13) and Garrison Brooks (11) also scored in double figures over the 50 minutes for the Tar Heels.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 20, 2018
Eric Paschall scored 18 of his 24 points from three-point range and freshman Saddiq Bey made five threes en route to 23 points for Nova. https://t.co/L9M6797uYa