Scores

Final

Providence 72

(13-12, 2-10 Big East)

Villanova 74

(11-13, 4-8 Big East)

Coverage: ESPN3

8:00 PM ET, February 7, 2012

The Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania

1 2 T
PROV 44 2872
VILL 30 4474

Top Performers

Providence: B. Cotton 20 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast

Villanova: J. Pinkston 28 Pts, 14 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Villanova 74, Providence 72

Associated Press

APNewsNow. Villanova 74, Providence 72. Will be updated.

By DAN GELSTON

AP Basketball Writer

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- JayVaughn Pinkston had 28 points and 14 rebounds to help Villanova rally from a 19-point deficit and stun Providence 74-72 on Tuesday night.

Pinkston scored the last nine points for the Wildcats (11-13, 4-8 Big East) for their wildest victory of the season. Pinkston simply dominated down the stretch, tying the game at 72-all with a big dunk off a turnover, then powered down the lane for the winning layup with 27 seconds left.

Villanova entered 14th in the Big East standings and Providence 15th. This has had the makings of a classic between two conference heavyweights.

Dominic Cheek hit four clutch 3-pointers and scored 17 points for the Wildcats. Mouphtaou Yarou had 17 points and eight rebounds.

Bryce Cotton scored 20 points for Providence (13-12, 2-10). The Friars blew a 60-41 lead early in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PROV
VILL
Points 72 74
FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 27-60 (.450)
3P Made-Attempted 8-15 (.533) 6-17 (.353)
FT Made-Attempted 14-20 (.700) 14-17 (.824)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 19 2

2011-12 Season

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