Xavier vs. Villanova: Score and Reaction from 2017 Regular Season

Posted by Tyler Conway on January-10-2017 Add Comments

For a brief second, it looked like Xavier would hand Villanova its second loss. The Musketeers ran out to an eight-point lead in the first half and looked unstoppable on the offensive end. 

Then the well went dry. Xavier never recovered.

Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart each scored 20 points, as third-ranked Villanova overcame a rough start for a dominant 79-54 win over No. 15 Xavier.

Down eight with 7:25 remaining in the first half, Villanova went on a 15-2 run and did not trail in the game's final 23 minutes. The Wildcats stretched their lead to as many as 29 poin...

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