After being humiliated last weekend by St. Joe's, the Villanova basketball team won the final game of their out of conference schedule against American 73-52 to enter Big East play 7-5 overall and undefeated (6-0) at home. Leading the way for Villanova with 12 points apiece were Maalik Wayns and JayVaughn Pinkston. More importantly from Wayns, he took only one(!) three point shot. Also in double figures was Dominic Cheek with 10 points. As a team, Villanova shot 40 percent from beyond the arc, much better.
Not everything was good though. As a team, they shot only 43% from the field and under 65% from the line. Mouphtaou Yarou had an absolutely brutal night offensively, making only one of the six shots that he took, and missing three of his four free throw attempts. Also, Cheek took three outside shots, which is three too many.
More to come tomorrow.