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Recap: Villanova 70, Connecticut 61
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Date: February 16, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
  

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ryan Arcidiacono scored 25 points and Villanova grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in beating Connecticut 70-61 on the road Saturday.

Mouphtaou Yarou added 11 points and had 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (16-10, 7-6 Big East).

Omar Calhoun scored 16 points to lead UConn (17-7, 7-5). The Huskies came into the game having won five of their last six, including an emotional upset over rival Syracuse on Wednesday.

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But Villanova held UConn's guard tandem of Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright to just six points. The pair had been averaging just under 33 points a game.

A pair of Arcidiacono 3-pointers sparked an 11-0 run that turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 52-45 Villanova lead and the Wildcats never trailed again.

The freshman guard had five of Villanova's nine 3-pointers and the Wildcats hit 9 of 21 from behind the arc. They are now 13-0 when they make six or more 3-pointers in a game.

A layup from Yarou gave the Wildcats a 64-57 lead with just over 2 minutes left and Bell sealed the win with a 3-pointed that stretched the lead to 10.

Shabazz Napier picked up two fouls in the game's first 4 minutes, and the Huskies had a difficult time running their offense without him. Villanova went on an 11-0 run, holding UConn without a field goal for more than 7 minutes in the first half, before a fast-break dunk by DeAndre Daniels made it 13-8.

Daniels had six of the Huskies first eight points.

Napier came back in midway through the half, helping the Huskies to a 10-2 run that gave them back the lead at 16-14.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from little-used Leon Tolksdorf brought the crowd into the game and stretched the lead to 22-16. Tolksdorf had just 10 points all season coming into the game, six in Big East play.

Arcidiacono kept the Wildcats close. He had 17-first half points, including the team's final seven of the half. He had five of the team's nine first-half baskets.

Napier didn't get his first bucket until after halftime, but had nine assists. Boatright's first bucket didn't come until the game's final minute.

Villanova outrebounded UConn 41-25, including 20-5 on the offensive glass. The Wildcats came in leading the Big East in rebounding, pulling down an average of 39 per game. UConn, which lost 7-foot-1 center Enosch Wolf to an indefinite suspension following a domestic-violence arrest, has nobody on the roster taller than 6-9.

Villanova has been an enigma this season, beating Syracuse and Louisville in the same week, but losing to Providence twice and suffering an 18-point loss to Columbia. They were coming off an 18-point loss to Cincinnati, after wins over DePaul and South Florida, two teams at the bottom of the conference standings.

UConn had won the last four meetings between the schools.

The Huskies fall to 12-2 when leading at the half this season.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 VILL  +170   +4.5   133 
 CONN  -200   -4.5   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 VILL  +170   +4.5   133 
 CONN  -200   -4.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 VILL  32%   42%   72% 
 CONN  68%   58%   28% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 16
 
    Kent at Ohio
11:00 AM EDT
    Villanova at Connecticut
12:00 PM EDT
    Xavier at Dayton
12:00 PM EDT
    Boston College at Florida State
12:00 PM EDT
    Virginia at North Carolina
12:00 PM EDT
    William Mary at Old Dominion
12:00 PM EDT
    Notre Dame at Providence
12:00 PM EDT
    Rutgers at DePaul
1:00 PM EDT
    St Josephs at LaSalle
1:00 PM EDT
    Pittsburgh at Marquette
1:00 PM EDT
    Kentucky at Tennessee
1:00 PM EDT
    Florida at Auburn
1:45 PM EDT
    Texas Christian at Iowa State
1:45 PM EDT
    Oklahoma at Oklahoma State
1:45 PM EDT
    Indiana State at Bradley
2:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Indiana
2:00 PM EDT
    Illinois Chicago at Loyola-Chicago
2:00 PM EDT
    Virginia Tech at North Carolina State
2:00 PM EDT
    Georgia Tech at Wake Forest
2:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Evansville
3:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Arkansas
4:00 PM EDT
    Butler at Fordham
4:00 PM EDT
    Towson at Hofstra
4:00 PM EDT
    UCLA at Stanford
4:00 PM EDT
    Texas Tech at West Virginia
4:00 PM EDT
    South Carolina at Alabama
4:00 PM EDT
    Southern Utah at Eastern Washington
5:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi St at Louisiana State
5:00 PM EDT
    Cornell at Brown
6:00 PM EDT
    Duke at Maryland
6:00 PM EDT
    Temple at Massachusetts
6:00 PM EDT
    Detroit at Valparaiso
6:00 PM EDT
    Texas AM at Vanderbilt
6:30 PM EDT
    Pennsylvania at Dartmouth
7:00 PM EDT
    Princeton at Harvard
7:00 PM EDT
    Baylor at Kansas State
7:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at Long Beach State
7:00 PM EDT
    Northeastern at UNC Wilmington
7:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at Washington State
7:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Seton Hall
8:00 PM EDT
    Northern Iowa at Drake
8:00 PM EDT
    Georgia at Mississippi
8:00 PM EDT
    Michigan St at Nebraska
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri St at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Rice at UAB
8:00 PM EDT
    Montana at Idaho State
9:00 PM EDT
    Texas at Kansas
9:00 PM EDT
    Sacramento State at Northern Colo
9:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at UNLV
9:00 PM EDT
    Montana State at Weber State
9:00 PM EDT
    Denver at San Jose State
10:00 PM EDT
    Northridge at UC Davis
10:00 PM EDT
    Santa Barbara at Cal Poly SLO
10:00 PM EDT
    Hawaii at Pacific
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at UC Irvine
11:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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