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Villanova vs. Providence, 2/11/04



Feb. 11, 2004

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Villanova did not attempt a shot during the first 3:16 of the game - the Wildcats turned it over five times before a Mike Nardi 3-pointer ended a 10-0 run

Providence made 10 of its first 12 shots and six of its first eight 3-pointers

For the half, PC shot .667 (16-of-24) from the field and .667 (8-of-12) from 3-point range

The Friars scored 20 points off turnovers in the first half compared to seven for 'Nova

Providence held an 11-4 advantage in assists and a 7-3 edge in steals during the first 20 minutes of play

Villanova head coach Jay Wright picked up a technical foul with 10:35 remaining in the game - from that point on, PC outscored Villanova 33-22

The Wildcats were out rebounded, 34-27 - the first time the 'Cats have been out rebounded in seven games

In its last five games, Villanova has allowed its opponents to shoot 46-for-95 from 3-point range (.484)

In its last two contests, Providence has connected on 25 3-pointers

The Friars improved to 8-0 when shooting over 50% from the field, and 9-0 when shooting better than 40% on 3-pointers

PC's Donnie McGrath tied a career high with 23 points

The two Friar starting guards outscored Villanova's three starting guards 43-27

The Wildcats have lost three of their last five games at the Pavilion - this is just the second season in the last 10 that Villanova has lost three Big East games at the Pavilion

Tonight was Villanova's worst loss in the 18-year history of the Pavilion (26 points) - the previous record was 18-point losses to Providence during the '86-'87 season and Miami during the '00-'01 season

Providence is the second team in the history of the Pavilion to score 100 points - La Salle scored 102 during the '90-'91 season



This is the first time in the history of the Villanova/Providence series that Providence has scored 100 points (77 games)

In each of Jay Wright's three seasons, the Wildcats have been 13-9 after 22 games

The Wildcats have alternated wins and losses in the last eight games

Villanova has lost its last four games against ranked opponents

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