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Big East Tournament - Villanova Falls 74-55 to Louisville - Recap

Villanova was scorched by Russ Smith for 28 points as Louisville defeated them 74-55 in NCAA action on Thursday.

Louisville was the ATS victor, as they covered the 10.5-point spread as a favorite.

Louisville got 12 points from Luke Hancock and another 10 points from Peyton Siva. Peyton Siva contributed 4 assists, while Stephan Van Treese cleaned the glass with 8 rebounds.

Villanova got a 21-point performance from JayVaughn Pinkston, who was supported by 13 points from Mouphtaou Yarou. JayVaughn Pinkston had 4 assists in a losing cause for Villanova, while Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed 11 rebounds.

Louisville led at halftime, 30-21.

Villanova won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 35-32.