Felines damage out gain Georgetown, 77-73

Cats scratch out win over Georgetown, 77-73

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Villanova (9-10, 3-5) implemented all right down the stretch to damage out a 77-73 success over Georgetown at the Finneran Structure on Monday mid-day. In what was a favorable turnaround of ton of money, the Cats started the video game solid as well as completed strong in order to order the W.

Upheld by a strong protective initiative to begin the competition, ‘Nova got hold of a 7 factor lead (20-13) at the 10:29 mark of the initial fifty percent on an Eric Dixon complimentary toss. The Felines expanded that bring about 11 factors (30-19) with 5:57 entrusted to enter the initial fifty percent with 2 complimentary tosses from Caleb Daniels … however after that the protection broke down as well as enabled 14 factors in the last 5:39 of the fifty percent as well as the Felines dropped right into intermission with just a 37-33 lead.

Georgetown addressed the 2nd fifty percent bell quicker than ‘Nova did as well as had the ability to develop a 6-point lead on a number of circumstances – the last of which came over merit of a shift pail by Primo Spears with 8:16 continuing to be in the video game. Camera Whitmore addressed promptly with a three-ball for Villanova as well as later on 2 Daniels complimentary tosses cut the margin to 1 with 6:49 on the clock. ‘Nova got hold of a 5 factor side when Mark Armstrong rushed to the mug for a lay-up at the 4:19 mark. 4 Georgetown complimentary tosses as well as a pull-up jumper from Primo Spears placed the Hoyas back in the lead with 2:54 to go. A Dixon complimentary toss as well as a driving lay-up by Brandon Slater off-set one more Spears jumper to knot the video game at 71 at the 1:53 mark.

Eric Dixon after that turned up significant for ‘Nova with a block versus Primo on one end as well as a traditional three-point dip into the various other to bet the Felines to a 74-71 lead with 1:01 continuing to be. The Hoyas cut the lead back to one and after that Brandon Slater took a trip to hand the sphere back to Georgetown with just 30 secs left. Slater promptly removed his turn over by ordering a swipe as well as passing the sphere in advance to Camera Whitmore for a shift dunk.

A Hoya three-ball jumped off the front of the edge right into the hands of Dixon – that was promptly fouled as well as ultimately drained pipes either complimentary tosses to ice the ready ‘Nova with just 2 secs continuing to be.

‘Nova had actually stabilized racking up with 5 gamers uploading dual numbers –  Caleb Daniels with 16, Brandon Slater 15, Mark Armstrong 14,  Web Cam Whitmore 13, as well as Eric Dixon with 12.


  • Racked up 1.15 factors per belongings
  • 18-10 benefit in factors off turn overs
  • 30-22 side in factors in the paint
  • Capturing: 48.9% 2PFG, 50% 3PFG
  • Just 7 turn overs (10.4%) (contrasted to 13 for the Hoyas)
  • +11 racking up benefit from the charity line


  • Allowed 1.09 factors per belongings
  • Enabled 40 2nd fifty percent factors – consisting of 15-25 (60%) 2PFG enabled as well as 8 complimentary tosses
  • FG protection – enabled 60.5% 2PFG as well as 35.7% 3PFG
  • Villanova tallied just 1 offending rebound (a group O-Board) – 3.6% offending rebounds – yikes

Gamer Notes:

Caleb Daniels (34 Minutes, 110 ORtg, 25 %Poss, 16 Pts, 2-6 2PFG, 1-3 3PFG, 9-10 FEET, 4 Reb (0 Off), 1 A, 1 TO, 0 Blk, 1 Stl)

Daniels’ steadfast play as well as management was awarded with a triumph in this fight. He did an excellent task of assaulting off the dribble as well as backing his protector to discover means to rack up from both the area as well as the charity line. Daniels additionally added with some top quality protection as well as solid service the glass

Eric Dixon (31 Minutes, 102 ORtg, 20 %Poss, 12 Pts, 3-4 2PFG, 0-0 3PFG, 6-11 FEET, 4 Reb (0 Off), 0 A, 2 TO, 1 Blk, 0 Stl)

Dixon made some significant soft-pedal the go for the Felines – he attracted a nasty with 2:37 continuing to be as well as linked the video game by making one of 2 complimentary tosses. At 1:24 he obstructed Primo Spears as well as protected the sphere for ‘Nova with ball game bound at 71. On the following belongings, he made a lay-up in the the paint “as well as one” to place the Felines up 74-71 with 1:01 continuing to be. He got hold of a protective rebound with 2 ticks left as well as sunk a totally free toss to prolong the bring about 4 as well as ice the video game. Though he was plucked times in support of Patterson for protective matches, Dixon was a distinction manufacturer for ‘Nova in this video game.

Brandon Slater (33 Minutes, 109 ORtg, 25 %Poss, 15 Pts, 4-7 2PFG, 1-2 3PFG, 4-4 FEET, 2 Reb (0 Off), 2 A, 3 TO, 0 Blk, 1 Stl)

Slater made far better choices on violation than he has actually been making in current video games. He made fast choices to drive when he had a course to the edge as well as was conventional when making a decision when to discharge three-pointers. Excellent initiative on protection. His racking up as well as offending performance substantially helped the ‘Nova reason.

Chris Arcidiacono (22 Minutes, 104 ORtg, 5 %Poss, 2 Pts, 0-0 2PFG, 0-1 3PFG, 2-2 FEET, 3 Reb (0 Off), 0 A, 0 TO, 0 Blk, 0 Stl)

He really did not transform the sphere over, he rushed on protection, as well as he contributed on the glass.

Mark Armstrong (31 Minutes, 175 ORtg, 14 %Poss, 14 Pts, 3-5 2PFG, 2-2 3PFG, 2-2 FEET, 3 Reb (0 Off), 2 A, 0 TO, 0 Blk, 1 Stl)

This was the most effective well-rounded video game that Armstrong has actually played in a ‘Nova attire. His protection is boosting. Offensively he tore down a number of deep spheres, he was solid with the sphere as well as he utilized his rate as well as dribble to both strike the basket efficiently as well as to aid develop for his colleagues.

Web Cam Whitmore (30 Minutes, 91 ORtg, 28 %Poss, 13 Pts, 2-8 2PFG, 3-5 3PFG, 0-1 FEET, 0 Reb (0 Off), 2 A, 1 TO, 1 Blk, 4 Stl)

Whitmore did an excellent task of interfering with the passing lanes as well as developing turn overs. He additionally fired the three-ball well as well as struck the edge efficiently – though he had a handful of shots rim out on him. Unusually, he really did not order any kind of rebounds in this video game. An additional peculiarity with Whitmore is just how occasionally he reaches the charity line as a gamer with dimension that can strongly strike the basket.

Brendan Hausen (6 Minutes, – ORtg, – %Poss, 3 Pts, 0-0 2PFG, 1-2 3PFG, 0-0 FEET, 0 Reb (0 Off), 1 A, 0 TO, 0 Blk, 0 Stl)

Hausen drained his initial three-point effort of the day right into the dead facility of the pail. His 2nd effort was a little bit off-balance from the left edge as well as fizzled. He had fun with excellent power in a short initial fifty percent run and after that never ever saw the court in the snugly disputed 2nd fifty percent.

Trey Patterson (15 Minutes, 94 ORtg, 10 %Poss, 2 Pts, 1-1 2PFG, 0-1 3PFG, 0-1 FEET, 1 Reb (0 Off), 1 A, 2 TO, 0 Blk, 1 Stl)

Patterson remains to profit the having fun time he has actually made considering that Jordan Longino’s injury. His protection is boosting as he obtains even more court time. Offensively, he is a 4th or 5th alternative that does not require to try to find his shot.

Following Video Game: Villanova handles St. John’s at MSG on Friday evening  (1/20, 7:00 p.m., FS1)

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