In case you were out (I was) Villanova actually won a game yesterday, beating DePaul 87-71 despite turning the ball over 28 times (bleh). How is that possible, you ask? Well, it helps when you shoot an astonishing 56% from the floor, make over 79% of your free throws, only waste 10 of your field goal attempts on three pointers, and play against a very bad offensive team.
To make the day even better, both Dominic Cheek and Maalik Wayns played well, but the most effective player on the floor for either team was JayVaughn Pinkston, who scored 13 points on 4-5 shooting in only 13 minutes on the floor.
In the poor play department, Markus Kennedy had only three points in 34 points, turned the ball over a ridiculous seven times, but HE FINALLY MADE A FREE THROW! He's now 1-12 on the season from the free throw line. Ty Johnson turned the ball over eight times, and Wayns had six turnovers. If Villanova actually wins games going forward, I kind of want to see Kennedy have a historically futile season from the line, just for morbid entertainment.
The next game will be against Syracuse Correctional Center at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday.