I don't see this result as too distressing for Villanova, because St. John's is red hot right now, and they're one of the few teams Villanova has played against this season that is superior to them defensively. For Villanova, Darrun Hilliard had 18 points on six of eight shooting and Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 points, three rebounds, and three assists to only one turnover. Ochefu led the way in rebounds with 11, followed by Pinkston with nine.
Now might be a good time to address a disturbing trend. The last two games, Villanova's opponents have played much closer than they should have because of poor free throw shooting, especially by players who should be making them, like Ryan Arcidiacono, who was three of six from the line today. This sub-par free throw shooting has been a season long trend for Arcidiacono, who is shooting 72% from the stripe this season after shooting 82.4% as a freshman. That drop off means that Arcidiacono has scored ten fewer points this season that he would have scored if he simply maintained his free throw percentage from last season. This is something to watch as the season winds to a close, because teams need to make free throws down the stretch in games to do well in the NCAA tournament.