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COL BKB: Villanova 82, Providence 79 (2OT)

Feb. 18, 2014 at 10:11 PM   |   Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Ryan Arcidiacono's 3-point play with 3.6 seconds remaining Tuesday proved decisive in No. 11 Villanova's 82-79 double-overtime win over Providence.

The score was tied 79-79 when Arcidiacono drove the left side and banked home a go-ahead lay-in, drawing a foul from Kadeem Batts.

His subsequent foul shot gave him 21 points for the game and lifted the Wildcats (23-3, 11-2 Big East) to a hard-earned victory.

JayVaughn Pinkston supplied 20 points with six rebounds and James Bell chipped in 17 and nine for Villanova.

The Friars (17-10, 7-7) were led by Bryce Cotton with 22 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.

Batts finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Topics: James Bell
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