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South Florida vs Villanova

Villanova 68, South Florida 40

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points to lead Villanova to a 68-40 victory over cold-shooting South Florida on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-9, 6-5 Big East) led by as many as 34 points against the short-handed Bulls (10-13, 1-10), who were without leading scorer and rebounder Victor Rudd, who was out with a groin injury.

JayVaughn Pinkston finished with 10 points for Villanova, which shot 52.4 percent (22-for-42) from the field, including 53.8 percent (7-for-13) from 3-point range.

Javontae Hawkins had 11 points for South Florida, which lost its sixth straight and 10th in 11 games. The Bulls, who entered last in the Big East in scoring at 60.6 points per game, had a season-worst 38 points on Jan. 12 at Louisville.

But the Bulls did set a season low for field goals made (10) and field-goal percentage (22.2 percent), going 10 of 45. South Florida also was a season-worst 1-for-16 from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats dominated the opening half, with Mouphtaou Yarou's follow at the buzzer to send Villanova into halftime with 39-16 lead. Yarou ended with nine points and 10 rebounds.

South Florida missed 17 of 22 shots in the opening half, while Villanova was 13-for-20 from the field. The Wildcats dominated the glass in the opening 20 minutes, outrebounding the Bulls 21-8. Villanova finished with a 39-28 advantage on the glass.

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South Florida Bulls
T. Fitzpatrick, F322-82-25026
Z. LeDay, F230-47-82037
A. Collins, G321-40-12112
J. Poland, G303-121-24128
M. Brock, G250-40-25120
J. Hawkins213-97-940213
K. White172-30-02044
J. Omogbehin80-00-22020
M. Abdul-Aleem70-20-00010
M. McCloskey50-10-00010
Totals 11-4717-262832040
 23.4%65.4% 
Villanova Wildcats
M. Yarou, F263-83-410209
D. Ochefu, F222-22-34036
R. Arcidiacono, G271-40-01433
D. Hilliard, G266-83-610217
J. Bell, G252-40-05026
J. Pinkston232-96-753310
T. Chennault192-21-12015
A. Yacoubou163-30-03148
M. Sutton61-21-53023
M. Brzoja50-00-03100
P. Farrell20-01-20011
N. McMahon20-00-00010
H. Lowe10-00-00010
Totals 22-4217-2839112368
 52.4%60.7% 
American Athletic
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Tulane0-08-1151
Cincinnati0-07-2107
Houston0-05-275
SMU0-07-372
Temple0-07-461
UCF0-06-4262
Memphis0-05-4167
Tulsa0-06-591
E. Carolina0-05-5257
So. Florida0-05-5200
Connecticut0-04-493

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova0-010-012
Seton Hall0-09-119
St. Johns0-08-156
Butler0-08-246
Xavier0-08-249
Creighton0-08-3137
Providence0-08-378
Georgetown0-06-379
DePaul0-06-4189
Marquette0-05-459
 
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RUT 63
MICH 62 Final
WISC 65
MISS 79 Final
MIZZ 98
OKST 72 Final
UT 59
BUT 59 Final
GW 56
DEP 78 Final
MU 89
UNC 61 Final
UM 87
KAN 66 Final
OKLA 72
MSST 58 Final
FLA 83
PITT 62 Final
CIN 52
ISU 70 Final
KSU 79
MIST 78 Final
PUR 65
LMU 55 Final
GONZ 74
UTAH 64 Final
ORE 73
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ND 104
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UNLV 64
ILLST 75 Final
CREI 72