Philly Sports Live

Villanova takes down Musketeers

Villanova PA: On Wednesday January 14 from the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University as a Big East Primetime encounter took place as the 5th ranked Villanova Wildcats hosted Xavier Musketeers. Villanova comes into game off a win over DePaul on January 10 while Xaiver enters game following a loss to Butler also on January 10. The game was broadcasted Nationally on FOX Sports 1 with Gus Johnson & Bill Raftery calling the Action

Villanova won the tip to start the game and they would score right away as Darrun Hilliard hits 3 pointer then hits jump shot for the games first 5 points, Xavier gets on the board from basket from Matt Stainbrook. The tone of the 1st half was Villanova shooting from 3 pt range, Xavier had no answer for it in the 1st half, Villanova would have full control of the 1st half and they would get the ;lead to 18 points as they took a 45-27 lead into halftime. Villanova shot 9-18 from 3pt range.

Xavier got ball to begin the 2nd half, Villanova would pick up where they left off in the 1st half and increase the lead to 23 points at 61-38 with 13:05 left. Xavier would go a big run that would cut the lead all the way down to 10 points at 67-57 with 7:03 left. Both teams got nailed with technical fouls late in the game. Villanova hits a couple more big 3 pointers that would basically ice the game as Villanova would win this game by the final score of 88-75, with the win Villanova goes to 16-1 (4-1 in Big East) while Xavier falls to 11-6 (2-3 in Big East).

Final Stats:

Villanova Wildcats:
Ryan Arcidiacono: 18 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 4-4 from foul line
Dylan Ennis: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 5-8 from 3pt range

Xavier Musketeers
Matt Stainbrook: 17 points, 5 rebounds,
JP Macura & Jalen Reynolds with 14 points


Villanova Coach Jay Wright

Xavier Coach Chris Mack