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March Madness - Villanova Falls 77-65 Against Connecticut - Game Recap

Villanova was scorched by Shabazz Napier for 25 points as Connecticut defeated them 77-65 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Bettors who backed Connecticut were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 4.5 at sportsbooks.

Connecticut got 12 points from Lasan Kromah and another 11 points from Ryan Boatright. Ryan Boatright contributed 3 assists, while Niels Giffey cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.

Villanova got 18 points from Ryan Arcidiacono in a losing cause and another 14 points from James Bell. Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 6 assists for them, while Daniel Ochefu had 8 rebounds.

Connecticut led at halftime, 25-24.

Connecticut won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 36-30.