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Villanova vs. Milwaukee: First-half analysis

by Amy Moritz

Villanova takes a 27-23 lead over Milwaukee into halftime of the final game of the day at First Niagara Center.

The Wildcats used a 9-0 run to regain the lead after Milwaukee had a solid first-half from three-point range. The Panthers led by as many as five, going up 21-16 after back-to-back three-pointers from Austin Arians. 

Milwaukee shot 5 of 14 from three-point range while Villanova was 0-for-12.

Arians leads the Panthers with nine points while J.J. Panoske has four rebounds  and five points.

Darrun Hilliard has 11 points for Villanova, going 4 of 8 from the field and hitting three free throws. James Bell has six points and seven rebounds.

The Wildcats are dominating the low post, scoring 20 points in the paint with eight second-chance points.




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Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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