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
    NOVA 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
    NOVA
    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

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