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No. 12 Villanova beats Saint Joseph

Antonio Pena had 14 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, Corey Stokes scored 17, and No. 12 Villanova beat Saint Joseph's 71-60 on Friday night.

Five different players scored for the Wildcats (6-1) during a 13-0 run early in the second half that helped make this one more comfortable. Villanova beat its Big 5 rival for the 11th time in the last 14 games in the series.

The rivalry that dates to 1921 and features schools separated by 6.7 miles has been a lopsided one. Villanova leads 44-24 overall.

SAINT JOSEPH'S (3-4): Aiken 1-2 0-0 2, Quarles 4-12 1-2 12, Hilliard 5-7 0-0 10, Galloway 3-11 0-0 7, Jones 8-16 1-1 19, O'Brien 0-0 0-2 0, Swilling 0-3 0-0 0, Bentley 1-1 0-0 3, Crosgile 1-6 0-0 3, Roberts 1-1 0 -2 2, Baptiste 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 25-61 2-7 60.

VILLANOVA (6-1): Pena 7-9 0-1 14, Yarou 2-8 0-0 4, Wayns 2-8 2-2 6, Fisher 3-13 6-8 14, Stokes 6-15 2-2 17, Cheek 4-11 4-6 14, Bell 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-65 14-19 71.

Halftime—Villanova 38-28. 3-Point Goals—Saint Joseph's 8-23 (Quarles 3-3, Jones 2-7, Bentley 1-1, Galloway 1-4, Crosgile 1-5, Swilling 0-3), Villanova 7-23 (Stokes 3-9, Cheek 2-5, Fisher 2-6, Wayns 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Saint Joseph's 34 (Hilliard 7), Villanova 48 (Pena 14). Assists—Saint Joseph's 9 (Aiken 3), Villanova 19 (Fisher 8). Total Fouls—Saint Joseph's 15, Villanova 7. A—6,500.

No. 7 UConn 94, UMBC 61

UMBC (0-7): Fry 3-5 0-0 6, Plummer 1-6 0-2 2, De La Rosa 4-17 3-3 13, King 6-10 1-1 14, Jolicoeur 3-10 2-2 9, Wertz 0-6 0-0 0, Conway 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Neller 3-8 0-0 9, Wasco 0-0 0-0 0, Satch ell 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 23-71 8-10 61.

CONNECTICUT (7-0): Smith 3-7 4-4 11, Lamb 5-9 0-0 12, Walker 9-13 4-4 24, Olander 0-0 0-0 0, Oriakhi 4-8 3-4 11, Napier 1-4 3-4 6, Coombs-McDaniel 4-8 0-4 10, Bailey 0-0 0-0 0, Beverly 2-2 2-2 7, Stewart 0-0 0 -0 0, Giffey 4-5 0-0 11, Okwandu 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 33-59 16-22 94.

Halftime—Connecticut 44-32. 3-Point Goals—UMBC 7-20 (Neller 3-7, De La Rosa 2-4, King 1-3, Jolicoeur 1-4, Fry 0-1, Plummer 0-1), Connecticut 12-23 (Giffey 3-4, Walker 2-3, Lamb 2-4, Coombs-Mc Daniel 2-5, Beverly 1-1, Napier 1-3, Smith 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UMBC 32 (Satchell, Wertz 6), Connecticut 44 (Walker 13). Assists—UMBC 10 (De La Rosa 5), Connecticut 26 (Walker 10). Total Fouls—UMBC 17, Connecticut 12. A—NA.

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