Villanova, PA (Sports Network) - Ryan Arcidiacono scored 25 points and dished
out six assists in the second game of his collegiate career to lead the
Villanova Wildcats to an 80-68 victory over the Marshall Thundering Herd at the
Pavilion in the 2K Sports Classic.
Arcidiacono's shooting propelled Villanova (2-0) as he converted 4-of-9 from
three-point range and 9-of-10 attempts at the charity stripe. James Bell added
19 points, Darrun Hilliard netted 15 points, and JayVaughn Pinkston grabbed a
team-high seven rebounds.
D.D. Scarver paced Marshall (1-1) with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the
field. Chris Martin and Elijah Pittman provided a spark off the bench by
scoring 13 and 12 points, respectively. DeAndre Kane dished out a game-high
seven assists but went just 2-of-10 from the floor. Dennis Tinnon just missed a
double-double as he provided 15 points and nine boards in the losing effort.
Villanova came out of the gates hot to shoot 56.5 percent from the field and 5-
of-12 from distance in the opening 20 minutes. The Thundering Herd made 52
percent of their field goal attempts, but still went into the intermission
Marshall rallied in the second half and trailed by only two points, 70-68, with
4:01 left to play. Bell hit a three-pointer on the next possession to spark a
12-0 Wildcats' run.
The Thundering Herd made only 8-of-15 at the free throw line in the contest
while Villanova made 25-of-37 attempts at the charity stripe.
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