Saturday, January 26, 2013

'Nova Finishes Strong

The Syracuse Orange would suffer an upset at the hands of the unranked Villanova Wildcats. The Cats would have a great fight as they did early this week against the #5 Louisville Cardinals. The Wildcats would have 6 unanswered points in the end of the end of the fourth quarter. The 'Cuse would hold a lead of 61-55 with 2:50 seconds left. Then, Ryan Arcidiacono would hit a buzzer beating three point jump shot on a perfect assist by Mauphtao Yarou for 'Nova. In overtime it was all Wildcat. The 'Cats would put up 14 points in the small 5 minute overtime. 3 of the points coming off Villanova's only three pointer which was a perfect play. The ball fake by Yarou drew C.J Fair back a few steps and it gave James Bell an open three point shot. It would leave 1:55 on the clock and a 69-65 lead. Villanova wouldn't even have made it to overtime if it wasn't for the Darrun Hilliard who had 25 points and 7 rebounds which would help lead to 'Nova's 47 rebounds. Also Mauphtao Yarou had 16 REBOUNDS and 14 points. So this game was fought over the fact that the Wildcats had the heart to win and wanted it more.

          By David B.

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