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Villanova vs Saint Joseph's Final: 65-61 - Recap

Villanova grabbed a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday, behind a 12-point effort from James Bell at Villanova Pavilion.

Villanova was the ATS victor, as they covered the 4.5-point spread as an underdog.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 12 points for Villanova and Darrun Hilliard chipped in with 9 points. JayVaughn Pinkston had 3 assists for them, while Maurice Sutton was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Saint Joseph's got 22 points from Langston Galloway in a losing cause and another 16 points from Carl Jones. Carl Jones contributed 5 assists for them, while C.J. Aiken had 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 33-31 at the break.

Villanova had a 39-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.