From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often!
After a light Tuesday, it’s a much busier Wednesday. Eight Villanova products are hitting the court today, including a couple of Wildcat vs. Wildcat showdowns with Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons) facing Donte DiVincenzo (Milwaukee Bucks), as well as Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors) against Mikal Bridges (Phoenix Suns).
Spellman who had been out with a sore right knee since the start of the season was available and on the active list for Wednesday’s game, but head coach Tom Thibodeau didn’t give him any minutes during the Knicks 112-100 win over the Jazz.
Up Next: vs. Oklahoma City on Friday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET
DiVincenzo had four points, four rebounds, and an assist in the Bucks’ 130-115 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Up Next: vs. Utah on Friday, Jan. 8, at 8 p.m. ET
Bey had a great performance off the bench in Detroit’s 130-115 loss to Milwaukee. He lit it up from downtown, shooting 6-for-10 from beyond the arc en route to a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double. He also had three assists and a steal.
Up Next: vs. Phoenix on Friday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. ET
Saddiq Bey with a double-double: career-high 20 points and 10 boards. Tied Allan Houston's franchise record for 3-pointers made by a rookie with 6.— Keith Langlois (@Keith_Langlois) January 7, 2021
Hart was scoreless during the Pelicans’ narrow 111-110 loss to Oklahoma City. He did grab 10 rebounds, dish out an assist, and collect three steals.
Up Next: vs. Charlotte on Friday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Toronto lost to the Suns, 123-115. Lowry had 24 points, nine rebounds, six assists, and one steal.
Up Next: at Sacramento on Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. ET
Bridges had 13 points, four boards, three assists, and a block in the Suns’ 123-115 victory over the Raptors.
Up Next: at Detroit on Friday, Jan. 8, at 7 p.m. ET
Paschall was a bright spot off the bench in the Warriors’ 108-101 loss to the Clippers. He had 19 points, three rebounds, and an assist through 20 minutes of gametime.
Up Next: vs. Clippers on Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Arcidiacono was still out for the Bulls’ 128-124 loss to Sacramento.
Up Next: at Lakers on Friday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. ET
Only one NBA ‘Cat in action on Thursday night and it’s Jalen Brunson. He and the Mavericks will face the Denver Nuggets at 10 p.m. ET. The game can be seen on TNT.