Maalik Wayns and Jay Vaughn Pinkston scored 18 points apiece for Villanova.
Villanova played overtime for the second time in 48 hours
Dominic Cheek nets 23 points for the Wildcats
Pinkston paced the Wildcats with 24 points
Villanova vs. Rutgers
Villanova vs. No. 23 Notre Dame - AP Photo Gallery
Villanova vs. USF
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Villanova vs. Louisville - AP Photo Gallery
A combination guard who can get into the lanes and make plays ... This former high school quarterback is a natural leader who can play either guard slot.
2011-12 Season: Drew nine starting assignments in his 32 appearances ... Averaged 3.3 ppg and connected on 86 percent of his free throw attempts ... Contributed 65 assists.
2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season: Recorded a season-high 14 points to go with six assists and five rebounds in a 73-70 overtime loss to Connecticut on Feb. 20 with starter Maalik Wayns sidelined by a knee injury ... Two days earlier he had tied a season high with eight points in 40 minutes of action in a 74-70 overtime loss to Notre Dame on Feb. 18 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Also added seven assists against the Fighting Irish ... Logged a season high 38 minutes filling in for the injured Maalik Wayns on Feb. 15 at USF ...Came up with four points, four assists and four steals ... His second half defense helped slow Vincent Council in a 74-72 win over Providence on Feb. 7 ... Contributed six points and three assists in 21 minutes of action at Louisville on Jan. 25 ... Tied a season-high with eight points and added five rebounds on Jan. 11 against Syracuse ... Contributed seven points and five assists in a season-high 33 minutes of an 87-71 win over DePaul on Jan. 8 at the Pavilion.
2011-12 Non Conference Highlghts: Delivered eight points, five assists and four rebounds in 24 minutes in his second career starting assignment against American on Dec. 22 ... Matched a season-high with six points at Saint Joseph's on Dec. 17 ... Earned his first career start on Dec. 13 against Boston University and logged a season-high 24 minutes ... Provided four points and one rebound against the Terriers ... Enjoyed his most productive game of the early season against Penn ... Supplied six points, three assists and a steal in 15 minutes of activity ... Added two points and an assist in eight minutes of action in a 65-64 loss to Santa Clara on Nov. 27 ... Made his college debut by logging 12 minutes and scoring a point against Monmouth.
2011-12 Postseason: Contributed seven points and four rebounds in 26 minutes off the bench in Villanova's first round BIG EAST Tournament victory over Rutgers ... Saw 20 minutes of action in the season-ending loss to USF the following night at Madison Square Garden.
MONTROSE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Helped lead Montrose to the ESPN Rise 2011 National High School Invitational ... Scored 21 points, including all 11 of his free throw attempts, to help spark Montrose past Oak Hill Academy 71-64 in overtime to the crown in the nationally televised finale ... Was named the tournament's most valuable player ... A first team All-Metro choice by the Washington Post ... Montrose finished with a 24-1 record ... Came to Montrose from Plainfield (N.J.) High School, where he averaged 18.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.2 steals as a junior in 2009-10.
Hails from Plainfield, N.J. and signed a national letter of intent to attend Villanova in the fall of 2010 ... Born on July 28, 1992 in New Brunswick, N.J. ... Parents are Perone Johnson and Monica Johnson ... Siblings are P.J. Johnson (25) and Shannon Johnson (22).