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Recap - Villanova Defeats Temple 90-74

James Bell scored 19 points leading Villanova to a 90-74 victory over Temple at Liacouras Center on Saturday.

Villanova won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10.5-point spread as favorites.

JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 points for Villanova and Darrun Hilliard II chipped in with 12 points. Ryan Arcidiacono had 5 assists for them, while Darrun Hilliard II was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 7 boards.

Temple got 24 points from Will Cummings in a losing cause and another 18 points from Quenton DeCosey. Dalton Pepper contributed 5 assists for them, while Anthony Lee had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 36-31 at the break.