JayVaughn Pinkston scores 19 points and grabs seven rebounds in win.
Villanova wins Big East opener
Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 8 Villanova stayed perfect with an 88-67 rout of Rider on Saturday.
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Villanova hosted St. John's at Wells Fargo Center on February 22, 2014.
Villanova takes on St. John's
Villanova takes on Temple at the Liacouras Center
A tough wing player with the skill to score in multiple ways ... Rebounds well from the guard position ... Brings a superior work ethic with him each time out ... Extremely versatile and should be used in a variety of ways by the coaching staff.
2013-14 Overview: Named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team ... Averaged 7.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per outing while appearing in all 34 games as a reserve ... A three-time choice as BIG EAST Rookie of the Week.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Added 11 points and three rebounds to a 73-53 victory over Milwaukee in the second round ... Collected three rebounds and a steal in 24 minutes of activity in a 77-65 loss to eventual champion Connecticut in the third round.
2013-14 BIG EAST Tournament: Supplied 18 points and eight rebounds in a 64-63 loss to Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal on March 13.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team on March 9 ... Added six points, four rebounds and two assists in a 77-59 win over Georgetown on March 8 ... Sank two key free throws with 19.3 seconds remaining to help VU hold off Xavier 77-70 on March 6 ... Finished with six points and four rebounds ... Contributed 13 points and four rebounds to help the Wildcats defeat Marquette 73-56 on Mar. 2 ... Provided eight points and eight rebounds to help spark a 67-48 win over Butler on Feb. 26 ... Added six points anf four rebounds in 21 minutes of a 57-54 win over St. John's on Feb. 22 ... Chipped in with six points, four rebounds and two assists in a 90-74 win at Temple on Feb. 1 ... Earned a BIG EAST Honor Roll nod on Jan. 20 ... Posted his eighth straight game in double figures when he scored 13 points to go with five rebounds and two steals in a win over DePaul ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the third time on Jan. 13 ... Added 14 points and five rebounds in a 74-67 win at St. John's on Jan. 11 ... Contributed 11 points, five rebounds and a pair of steals in an 83-67 win at Seton Hall on Jan. 8 ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 5 ... Added 10 points and six rebounds to help the Wildcats down Providence 91-61 on Jan. 5 at the Pavilion ... Connected on 4-of-5 from the field for 10 points in a 76-73 overtime win at Butler.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed 10 points, two rebounds and one steal in 19 minutes of activity at Syracuse ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Dec. 23 after leading Wildcats to an 88-67 victory over Rider with 19 points and five rebounds ... Connected on 7-of-8 field goal attempts ... Provided a major spark in a 73-52 win over La Salle on Dec. 15, contributing 13 points and five rebounds in relief of James Bell... Added six points and seven rebounds in a 98-68 win at Saint Joseph's in 22 minutes of activity ... Gave VU a huge lift off the bench with 14 points and five rebounds in an 88-83 overtime victory over No. 23 Iowa in the finals of the Battle 4 Atlantis on Nov. 30 ... Chipped in with two big triples and six rebounds in 63-59 win over No. 2 Kansas ... Added six points and five rebounds in the win over Delaware on Nov. 22 .... Contributed seven points, three rebounds and a steal in a 78-44 win over Towson on Nov. 17 ... Posted his first career double-double in a win over Mount St. Mary's, scoring 17 points and grabbing a team high 11 rebounds in 22 minutes off the bench ... Logged 20 minutes in his collegiate debut on Nov. 8, scoring four points on 1-of-4 shooting from the field.
SIDWELL FRIENDS' SCHOOL
Helped lead Sidwell to a 22-9 record as a senior ... Listed as the nation's No. 82 prospect in the class of 2013 in ESPN's Top 100... Named first team All-Met by the Washington Post ... His current Villanova teammate, Kris Jenkins, was also on the All-Met first team ... Averaged 24.3 points, 13.4 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as a senior ... Played his AAU Basketball for Team Takeover ... Averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds as a junior for Sidwell Friends in 2011-12 ... Announced his intention to attend Villanova in October of 2012 and signed his national letter of intent in November ... Also considered Rutgers and Penn State.
Parents are Moses and Pat Hart ... Has two siblings, Moses Joseph Hart and Aimee Hart ... Born March 6, 1995 in Silver Spring, Md.
Jay Wright on Hart: "Josh is a complete player who can play any position. He and his family will be great Villanovans for life. Josh is an outstanding player and student coming from Sidwell Friends and having been coached by Eric Singletary."