Stjohns 24 29 53
Villanova 24 42 66
Date of game: 3/13/2013

Recap: Villanova vs. St Johns

New York, NY (Sports Network) - Mouphtaou Yarou led all scorers with 18 points on an efficient 9-of-10 shooting display in helping Villanova advance to the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament with a 66-53 win over St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova (20-12) improved its NCAA Tournament resume with a victory over then-No. 5 Georgetown last week and further solidified it Wednesday with a convincing win to open conference tourney play.

Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 points and five assists, while JayVaughn Pinkston totaled 12 points and nine rebounds for the seventh-seeded Wildcats, who will play second-seeded Louisville on Thursday.

St. John's saw its NCAA Tournament hopes quickly fade with a 1-6 stretch to end its regular season, playing its final three games without suspended leading scorer D.J. Harrison.

Phil Greene IV paced the 10th-seeded Red Storm (16-15) with 16 points and JaKarr Sampson followed with 13, though the pair combined to shoot 12-of-37 (32 percent) from the floor.

St. John's trailed by a dozen, 18-6 midway through the first half, but clawed back and pulled even at 24-24 by halftime.

Villanova went up by double digits with just over eight minutes remaining after Sampson was whistled for a technical foul for hanging on the rim. Darrun Hilliard made the subsequent free throws and Daniel Ochefu followed with a jumper for a 50-40 cushion.

Greene answered with a 3-pointer and a quick layup to cut the deficit to five, but the Wildcats scored the next seven points to pull away for good.

The contest pitted two of the seven Catholic basketball schools set to depart the current Big East this summer to form their own conference next season.

Game Notes

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Bears send Briggs to IR

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs will miss the remainder of the season due to a groin injury that could end his long tenure with the franchise.

Royals ship Crow to Miami

The Kansas City Royals have traded reliever Aaron Crow to the Miami Marlins for a pair of minor league pitchers.

Pacers' West, Watson to make season debuts

The Indiana Pacers welcome back two familiar faces on Friday, with forward David West and guard C.J. Watson set to make their season debuts.

Ducks acquire D Brewer from Lightning for pick

The Anaheim Ducks acquired veteran defenseman Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning Friday in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.