Guard appeared in 31 games as a reserve in 2012-13
Villanova grabbed the early lead and built upon it
Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points to lead the Wildcats in the win.
Win came eight years to the date since its last upended a Top 5 team at the Center
Sophomore guard accepting new challenges in second trip through the BIG EAST
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Villanova hosted American at the Pavilion on December 22, 2011 on a night Villanova Basketball alums returned.
Villanova went up against Temple at the Pavilion on December 10, 2011. ©Aurora Imaging Company LLC
Villanova squared off against Monmouth at the Pavilion on November 11, 2011.
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A strong guard who brings athleticism and an ability to defend ... Can score by taking the ball to the basket or converting jump shots.
2012-13 Overview: Topped the Wildcats in 3-point field goal accuracy (.396) ... Averaged 2.9 ppg in 31 appearances as a reserve ... Informed the coaching staff of his plans to transfer to another program on April 2.
2013 BIG EAST Championship Highlights: Logged nine minutes in a 74-55 loss to No. 4 Louisville on March 14.
2012-13 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Contributed eight points and three rebounds to a 68-40 win over USF on Feb. 9 ... Dropped in a 3-pointer from the right corner to snap a 53-53 tie with No. 5 Louisville with 3:53 to play that helped propel VU to a 73-64 win ... Also added four assists and just one turnover in that span ... Topped the Wildcats with seven rebounds at Providence on Jan. 19 ... Supplied eight points and four rebounds in 21 minutes at Syracuse on Jan. 12.
2012-13 Non-Conference Highlights: Added eight points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of an 83-56 victory over Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... Contributed seven rebounds in a 75-65 win over Delaware on Dec. 16 ... Supplied nine points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action in a 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 11 at the Pavilion ... Established new career highs in points (13) and rebounds (six) in a 68-55 win at Penn on Dec. 8 ... His 3-point basket with four seconds left in the first half allowed the `Cats to take a 35-27 lead into halftime after a Quaker rally had closed the gap ... .Added five points and four rebounds in nine minutes of action in a Big Five contest against Temple on Dec. 5 ... Contributed two points and a steal in 12 minutes of a 62-52 win at Vanderbilt on Dec. 1 ... Added four rebounds in 17 minutes of an 89-81 win over Purdue on Nov. 15 ... Collected a career-high five rebounds in 18 minutes against Marshall on Nov. 11 ... Contributed nine points in 15 minutes against UDC.
2011-12 Overview: Saw action in 26 games and earned a starting nod three times ... Averaged 10.6 minutes per game in his 26 appearances ... Was 8-of-8 at the free throw line ... Averaged 2.2 ppg.
2011-12 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Saw action in 14 games, averaging 1.2 ppg ... Added three rebounds and a steal in 13 minutes at USF on Feb. 15 ... Came off the bench to contribute eight points in 22 minutes at Marquette on New Year's Day.
2011-12 Non-Conference Highlights: Supplied a season-high eight points in 23 minutes of a 73-52 win over American on Dec. 22 ... Appeared as a starter for the first time in his college career against Boston University on Dec. 13, adding two points, three rebounds and his first career blocked shot in the win over the Terriers ... Came off the bench to add four points and two rebounds in a 78-67 loss at Temple on Dec. 10 ... Contributed three points and a pair of assists in 18 minutes of action in a 73-65 win over Penn on Dec. 3 ... Supplied five points and one rebound in 10 minutes in the Wildcats' 79-69 win over Delaware on Nov. 18 ... Came off the bench to supply seven points in 19 minutes of VU's 106-70 win over Monmouth on Nov. 11.
LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
Named 2011 Gatorade New York State Player of the Year ... Led the Crusaders to a class A Federation state title in 2009 ... Began his prep career at American Christian School in Pennsylvania before relocating to Long Island Lutheran on the North Shore ... Averaged 19 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior to go with 2.8 assists per contest.
Signed a letter of intent to attend Villanova in November 2010 ... Last name is pronounced Ya - coo - boo ... Known as "Ash" to teammates and staff.