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Villanova Downs Xavier 81-58 - Match Report

Villanova cruised to victory on Monday, running Xavier out of the gym and running up an 81-58 score at Villanova Pavilion.

Bettors who backed Villanova were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9 at sportsbooks.

James Bell had 27 points for Villanova and Darrun Hilliard II chipped in with 17 points. Daniel Ochefu had 4 assists for them, while JayVaughn Pinkston was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 8 boards.

Xavier got 17 points from Semaj Christon in a losing cause and another 14 points from Matt Stainbrook. Dee Davis contributed 4 assists for them, while Matt Stainbrook had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 28-22 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Villanova as they grabbed 36 boards, while Xavier only had 34.