2K Sports Classic - Villanova Downs Purdue 89-81 - Match Report

Villanova got 22 points from Darrun Hilliard as they ran past Purdue 89-81 on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.

Villanova was a 1.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Villanova got 18 points from Ryan Arcidiacono and another 16 points from JayVaughn Pinkston. Ryan Arcidiacono contributed 6 assists, while James Bell cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Purdue got 16 points from D.J. Byrd in a losing cause and another 13 points from Terone Johnson. Ronnie Johnson contributed 9 assists for them, while Anthony Johnson had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 35-29 at the break.

Purdue won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 53-44.