Villanova vs California Riverside

Villanova 71, UC Riverside 46


ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - 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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Villanova Wildcats
M. Yarou, F304-93-4100011
M. Wayns, G359-195-517123
D. Cheek, G260-62-23002
D. Hilliard, G244-41-241212
J. Bell, G134-61-130412
A. Yacoubou201-40-01003
J. Pinkston171-12-25044
M. Sutton151-22-24014
M. Kennedy120-30-06120
T. Johnson80-30-00110
Totals 24-5716-1839101571
California Riverside Highlanders
E. Berry, F213-80-05007
K. Bradshaw, F210-13-64053
K. Nitoto, G361-84-43216
P. Martin, G282-102-22046
D. Cowlah, G174-70-020210
B. Shearry222-50-02034
H. Gaines213-50-02116
T. Burke131-32-35014
A. Quick130-30-00000
D. Chavarria80-00-00040
Totals 16-5011-153132146
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Seton Hall10-821-1244
St. Johns7-1114-19140

Big West
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
UC Irvine12-421-15133
UC Davis11-523-13166
CSNorthridge 7-911-19313
Cal Poly6-1011-20296
UC Riverside5-117-21330
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