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Reynolds sparks Villanova

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —Scottie Reynolds scored a season-high 36 points, including a game-clinching layup in the final minute, to lead No. 4 Villanova past Louisville 92-84 on Monday night.

Reynolds was nearly perfect, going 9 of 10 from the field, including making all five of his three-point attempts, as the Wildcats (15-1, 4-0 Big East) snapped a three-game losing streak to the Cardinals (12-5, 3-1).

The teams combined for 44 turnovers, 67 fouls and 94 free throws.

Samardo Samuels led Louisville with 21 points and Edgar Sosa added 17, but the Cardinals had no answer for Reynolds.

The senior guard scored 30 points in the second half, including Villanova's final 16, to help the Wildcats beat the defending conference champions.

Louisville led by as many as 17 points in the first half but faltered in the second against the Wildcats' pressure.

VILLANOVA (15-1): Pena 2-4 0-0 4, Reynolds 9-10 13-17 36, Fisher 3-7 6-9 12, Redding 0-5 2-4 2, Stokes 1-5 4-4 7, Wayns 3-7 3-4 11, Yarou 1-2 2-4 4, Cheek 1-2 1-2 3, Sutton 0-0 0-0 0, King 4-6 3-3 12, Armwood 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 24-49 35-49 92.

LOUISVILLE (12-5): Delk 2-5 0-0 5, Swopshire 0-9 7-7 7, Samuels 4-4 13-13 21, Sosa 4-11 7-10 17, Smith 1-6 2-2 5, Knowles 3-12 2-2 9, Siva 3-5 4-4 12, Buckles 1-2 3-4 5, Kuric 0-3 1-3 1, Jennings 1-1 0-0 2, Mar ra 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 19-60 39-45 84.

Halftime—Louisville 43-36. 3-Point Goals—Villanova 9-14 (Reynolds 5-5, Wayns 2-3, King 1-2, Stokes 1-3, Fisher 0-1), Louisville 7-33 (Siva 2-4, Sosa 2-6, Delk 1-4, Smith 1-5, Knowles 1-7, Kur ic 0-1, Marra 0-2, Swopshire 0-4). Fouled Out—Knowles, Pena, Siva. Rebounds—Villanova 36 (King 7), Louisville 42 (Samuels, Swopshire 7). Assists—Villanova 10 (Fisher 3), Louisville 12 (Knowles 3 ). Total Fouls—Villanova 33, Louisville 33. Technical—Villanova Bench. A—20,076.

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