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Rider vs Villanova Recap - Villanova Wins 88-67

The battle between Villanova and Rider didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Rider was handed an 88-67 defeat on Saturday at Villanova Pavilion.

Bettors who backed Villanova were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 18.5 at sportsbooks.

Josh Hart had 19 points for Villanova and JayVaughn Pinkston chipped in with 14 points. Ryan Arcidiacono had 3 assists for them, while Darrun Hilliard was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Rider got 22 points from Anthony Myles in a losing cause and another 15 points from Jimmie Taylor. Jimmie Taylor contributed 4 assists for them, while Daniel Stewart had 6 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 43-29 at the break.

Villanova won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-29.