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March Madness - Wisc-Milwaukee Falls 73-53 to Villanova - Recap

Villanova cruised to victory on Thursday, running Wisc-Milwaukee out of the gym and running up a 73-53 score at First Niagara Center.

Bettors who backed Villanova were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 16.5 at sportsbooks.

Villanova got 16 points from Darrun Hilliard II and another 13 points from JayVaughn Pinkston. Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 3 assists, while Daniel Ochefu cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Wisc-Milwaukee got 17 points from Austin Arians in a losing cause and another 10 points from Matt Tiby. Steve McWhorter contributed 5 assists for them, while Jordan Aaron had 6 rebounds.

Villanova led at halftime, 27-23.

The rebound battle favored Villanova as they grabbed 46 boards, while Wisc-Milwaukee only had 37.