Monmouth vs Villanova

Villanova 106, Monmouth (NJ) 70

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Dominic Cheek scored 27 points and Mouphtaou Yarou tallied a double-double, leading Villanova to a 106-70 rout of Monmouth (N.J.) on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Yarou scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and blocked two shots for the Wildcats. Maalik Wayns also chipped in with 15 points.

Villanova led 39-30 with 3:08 left in the first half when Cheek's 3-pointer started a 16-6 run into halftime that put the Wildcats ahead comfortably the rest of the way. The Wildcats outscored the Hawks 51-34 in the second half to seal it.

The Wildcats shot 54.5 percent (36 of 66) from the floor compared to just 35.9 percent (23 of 64) for the Hawks.

Villanova was 12 of 25 on 3-pointers, including five from Cheek. Monmouth hit just 8 of 31 shots from beyond the arc.

Jesse Steele led Monmouth with 12 points.

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Monmouth Hawks
M. Myers Keitt, F221-60-03212
E. Waite, F223-63-45349
P. Wait, C175-50-100510
J. Steele, G292-106-635012
D. Nesmith, G283-112-442210
W. Campbell223-110-12038
A. Nicholas213-70-02218
A. Tillotson151-21-22113
M. Harris102-32-32016
D. James90-00-00010
M. DiLeo50-32-21022
Totals 23-6416-2329152170
 35.9%69.6% 
Villanova Wildcats
M. Yarou, C259-126-7101324
D. Cheek, G289-154-462327
M. Wayns, G274-94-445215
J. Bell, G242-43-43418
D. Hilliard, G173-61-13239
J. Pinkston214-61-24209
A. Yacoubou192-92-21227
M. Kennedy163-40-08346
T. Johnson120-11-20131
M. Sutton50-00-03000
D. Ouano40-00-00000
N. McMahon20-00-00000
Totals 36-6622-26492221106
 54.5%84.6% 
Northeast
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Wagner0-07-146
Robert Morris0-06-4146
CCSU0-05-5158
Sacred Heart0-05-6256
St. Fran.-Pa.0-04-5205
LIU-Brooklyn0-04-7273
F. Dickinson0-03-6300
Mt St Marys0-03-7307
St. Fran.-NY0-02-7314
Bryant0-01-10262

Big East
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Villanova0-010-04
Georgetown0-08-0198
Xavier0-09-120
Seton Hall0-08-122
Butler0-08-238
St. Johns0-08-219
Creighton0-07-250
Marquette0-07-394
Providence0-07-360
DePaul0-06-4214
 
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Louisville 83
ALB 56 Final
PITT 89
Morg St 63 Final
XAV 74
CLMB 57 Final
UConn 70
JAST 59 Final
Florida 99
MRST 58 Final
Kentucky 108
FERRIS 33 Final
Michigan 59
Mich St 55 Final
NC 67
NORFL 44 Final
Alabama 64
SE Mo St 68 Final
Missouri 83
Towson 54 Final
Kansas 100
Mt St Mry 37 Final
MU 91
Belmont 76 Final
DUKE 77
Wright St 42 Final
Ohio St 73
Oregon 64 Final
VANDY 78
Texas So 57 Final
Baylor 77
Cal Irvine 56 Final
California 77
LMU 69 Final
UCLA 58
E Wash 69 Final
GONZ 77