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Villanova 87, Hartford 53

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Justin Moore led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points and No. 12 Villanova routed Hartford 87-53.

Eric Dixon had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (3-1), who had six players score in double figures.

The Wildcats shot 52% from the floor and made 15 of their 37 3-point shots.

Traci Carter had 13 points and Austin Williams added 11 points for Hartford (0-2).

Villanova's first six shots were all from behind the arc. They made three of them, jumped out to a 9-2 lead and never trailed.

A 3-pointer from Cole Swider capped a 13-3 run that put the Wildcats up 31-14.

Moore had 13 points to lead the Wildcats into halftime up 43-24 and they stretched the advantage from there.

A dunk by Jermaine Samuels gave Villanova a 30-point lead at 64-34 with 12 minutes left.


Associated Press

December 1, 2020