Villanova Defeats St. John's 57-54 - Recap

Villanova grabbed a 57-54 win over St. John's on Saturday, behind an 18-point effort from Darrun Hilliard II at Villanova Pavilion.

Villanova won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 8.5-point spread.

Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 points for Villanova and James Bell chipped in with 9 points. Ryan Arcidiacono had 3 assists for them, while Daniel Ochefu was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

St. John's got a 15-point performance from D'Angelo Harrison, who was supported by 13 points from Rysheed Jordan. Phil Greene IV had 3 assists in a losing cause for St. John's, while Jakarr Sampson grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Villanova were victorious, as the score was 28-27 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Villanova as they grabbed 41 boards, while St. John's only had 33.