Mar 6, 2012; New York, NY, USA; Villanova Wildcats guard Maalik Wayns (2) drives to the basket during the second half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in the first round of the 2012 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

#14 Villanova crushes #11 Rutgers


The Scarlet Knights were stunned by the Villanova Wildcats last night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats pulled away in the second half to be Rutgers 70-49. Villanova will play South Florida tonight at 9pm ET.

Villanova took control of the second half and scored 40 points to Rutgers’ 15 in the later half. Maalik Wayns scored 28 points for the Wildcats and will definitely be the player to watch tonight against USF.
 
The Scarlet Knight had one of, if not, their worst half offensively. They went 3-of-25 shooting from the field in the second half. and they were 16 of 55 for the game (29.1 percent). Overall, just not a good game for them to say the least.

Here’s the box score of the game.

 

 

Villanova Wildcats

Player POS MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A O D T AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Mouphtaou Yarou FORWARD,CENTER 34 5-10 0-0 3-8 3 9 12 0 0 2 0 2 13
JayVaughn Pinkston F 21 2-5 0-0 2-2 2 2 4 0 0 2 7 1 6
Maurice Sutton FORWARD,CENTER 23 2-5 0-0 2-3 1 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 6
Maalik Wayns G 37 7-14 1-6 13-14 1 5 6 4 0 1 4 0 28
Dominic Cheek G 30 1-3 0-2 0-0 3 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 2
Ty Johnson   26 2-4 1-1 2-2 0 4 4 1 0 1 1 0 7
Markus Kennedy   5 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2
James Bell   24 2-6 2-6 0-1 1 3 4 1 0 2 0 0 6
Total   200 22-48 4-15 22-30 14 29 43 8 16 9 14 4 70
Percentage     45.8% 26.7% 73.3%       Team Rebounds: 4

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Player POS MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A O D T AST PF ST TO BS PTS
Greg Lewis F 10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 0 0
Gilvydas Biruta F 22 1-6 0-0 2-5 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4
Jerome Seagears G 26 2-10 2-5 0-0 2 1 3 1 0 0 4 0 6
Eli Carter G 35 8-17 3-4 4-7 0 3 3 1 0 3 3 0 23
Dane Miller G,F 28 2-6 1-2 2-3 1 4 5 2 0 2 2 0 7
Myles Mack   28 2-7 2-6 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 6
Mike Poole   25 1-6 0-1 1-2 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 3
Austin Johnson   8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kadeem Jack   14 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0
Charlie Rigoglioso   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Malick Kone   2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mike Kuhn   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   200 16-55 8-18 9-17 14 15 29 9 22 6 15 1 49
Percentage     29.1% 44.4% 52.9%       Team Rebounds: 6

 

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