Battle 4 Atlantis - Villanova vs Iowa Recap - Villanova Wins 88-83
Villanova earned an 88-83 victory over Iowa on Saturday, getting 20 points from James Bell at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.
Villanova won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3-point spread as underdogs.
JayVaughn Pinkston had 14 points for Villanova and Josh Hart chipped in with 14 points. Darrun Hilliard had 5 assists for them, while James Bell was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.
Iowa got a 24-point performance from Roy Devyn Marble, who was supported by 14 points from Zach McCabe. Roy Devyn Marble had 5 assists in a losing cause for Iowa, while Melsahn Basabe grabbed 6 rebounds.
Villanova hit the break trailing 42-33 before taking care of business in the second half.
Villanova won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 48-36.