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.