Saturday, February 16, 2013

Villanova Beats UConn in Hartford!

Something rare happened today: Villanova trailed at halftime. That was probably the third rarest thing to happen today though, as they committed fewer turnovers than the other team, and they won in an upset on the road,, beating UConn 70-61. How did they do it? Well, the short answer is that Ryan Arcidiacono had what might have been his best game of the season, and James Bell avenged a putrid first half by scoring  all 11 of his points in the second half. Bell's scoring came by way of three shots from beyond the arc and a thunderous alley-oop via Arcidiacono. Also with a nice game was Mouphtaou Yarou, who finished with 11 points and 16 rebounds. By comparison, UConn only had 24 rebounds as a team.

This is a huge win, and it shows the team that they can win road games like this. They may not go to the NCAA tournament, but they have shown a clear progression throughout the season, doing things that we wouldn't have thought possible just a few months ago. Beat Rutgers on Monday.

Villanova is now 33-30 all time against the Huskies.


  1. GOT TO BEAT RUTGERS! One game at a time Wildcats. Great write up!

  2. Best Fresh performance @UCant since Scottie