Scores

Final

Villanova 71

(4-0, 0-0 away)

UC Riverside 46

(1-3, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

4:30 PM ET, November 24, 2011

Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California

1 2 T
VILL 32 3971
UCRV 16 3046

Top Performers

Villanova: M. Wayns 23 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast

UC Riverside: D. Cowlah 10 Pts, 2 Reb

Villanova 71, UC Riverside 46

Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Maalik Wayns scored a season-high 23 points and Villanova cruised to a 71-46 victory over UC Riverside on Thursday in the 76 Classic.

Darrun Hilliard and James Bell each had 12 points for the Wildcats (4-0), who used a 30-6 run to overwhelm the Highlanders.

Daymond Cowlah led Riverside (1-3) with 10 points. The Highlanders shot 31 percent and were 3 of 19 from 3-point range.

Villanova fell behind by six early but turned up the defensive pressure to hold the Highlanders scoreless for nearly 7 1/2 minutes. Hilliard's 3-pointer started a run of 16 unanswered points to put the Wildcats in front 28-14.

BJ Shearry snapped the drought with a jumper at 2:21 for Riverside's lone points during the final 9:47 of the first half. The Wildcats led 32-16 at halftime and quickly pushed the advantage to 24 after the break.

The game was Villanova's first in California since 2003-04.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VILL
UCRV
Points 71 46
FG Made-Attempted 24-57 (.421) 16-50 (.320)
3P Made-Attempted 7-17 (.412) 3-17 (.176)
FT Made-Attempted 16-18 (.889) 11-15 (.733)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 27 6

2011-12 Season

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