Villanova 70 Marquette 52

It started off as sloppy but #7 Villanova dominated Marquette for the final 30 minutes in a 70-52 win at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Wildcats (20-2, 7-2 Big East) were led by G Ryan Arcidiacono’s 18 pts and Daniel Ochefu dominated the glass with 9 rebounds. The Golden Eagles(10-12, 2-8 Big East) lost their 6th straight game

At one point, Villanova held Marquette scoreless on 11 consecutive possessions in the first half and led 36-19 at half . Nova led by as many as 24 pts[50-26] in the second half. A scary moment for MU, when the team’s leading scorer Matt Carlino left the game after being flipped on his head.

In the post game, MU coach Steve Wojciechowski pointed out to his teams missed layups and short shots as being the key.

"I thought that really affected our spirit, missing those," Wojciechowski said. "We don't have the depth and experience of guys who've been in it. It appears, based on tonight, our psyche is fragile right now."

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