For the Wildcats, the points were spread evenly between Corey Stokes with 9 (all on three pointers), Antonio Pena & Maalik Wayns 8 each, and Corey Fisher with 7. Pena also had 7 rebounds.
Lafayette Shooting Free-Throws
In the second half the Cats flat out beat up on the Leopards. Villanova built the lead to 30 on a Maurice Sutton basket to go up 65-35. The lead ultimately grew to 47 points when Dominic Cheek hit a jumper, part of a 16-0 run, to make the score 86-39. The final score was 86-41, capping a great day for Villanova sports.
Mouph Yarou Put-Back
Antonio Pena Lay-Up
Except for lackluster three point shooting, the Cats played effectively. By doing so, Villanova recorded their fourth victory in as many tries this season.
Maalik Wayns Fights for Loose Ball
Maurice Sutton Sky-Hook
Leading scorers for the Cats, who had six players in double figures, were Stokes with 19, Fisher 16, Pena & Yarou with 12 (Mouph also had 12 boards for a double- double), Sutton had 11, and Wayns 10. Rebounding leaders were Yarou with a dozen, Armwood had 9 and Pena corralled 8 boards. Wayns had 6 assists to go with 3 turnovers, Fisher had 4 assists and committed his first two turnovers of the season.
Before the game Fran O’Hanlon was honored and presented with a Villanova Jersey. Some of his old teammates were on hand including Chris Ford, Tom Inglesby, and former Villanova Coach Jack Kraft.
Walk-On Dallas Ouano
V for Victory
Villanova next plays UCLA on Wednesday night (in the second game of a double-header) in the NIT Tip-Off Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Tennessee plays Virginia Commanwealth University in the first game of the doubleheader.
Check back on Sunday for our expanded photo gallery from Villanova vs. Lafayette