Dec. 14, 2007
TWO IN A ROW OVER 100: Villanova scored over 100 points for the second straight game with tonight's win. The Wildcats also had 101 points in last Sunday's 101-93 win at Temple. The only other time Villanova has scored 100 points in back-to-back games was a three-game streak in 1969-70. That season, the Wildcats defeated Toledo (107-82), DePaul (102-90) and Seton Hall (126-96) in a three-game span. The 126 points against Seton Hall remain a school record and Villanova won seven games that season with at least 100 points.
THE LAST TIME: Villanova's point total in tonight's victory was its highest since the team scored 108 points in a 108-61 win over Rider last season on December 20. The Wildcats have also recorded multiple games with at least 100 points for the second straight season.
VILLANOVA MAKES SECOND HALF RUN: The Wildcats took control of tonight's game with a 14-1 run midway through the second half. Hartford had pulled to within 66-63 before Villanova jumpstarted its big run on a three-pointer by freshman Corey Fisher with 9:38 remaining. The run lasted just 2:06 and culminated with a dunk by junior Dwayne Anderson that made the score 80-64 with 7:32 to play. In all, Villanova outscored the Hawks 37-12 in the game's final 9:38.
THREE-POINT SHOOTING: Villanova made a season-high 15 three-pointers in tonight's game, surpassing the 12 triples it had in a win over George Mason on November 23. In all, the Wildcats have made at least 10 three-pointers on four occasions through the first nine games, including the last two contests. The 15 three-pointers by the team tonight were the most since Villanova set a school record with 17 triples in an 84-47 win over Lehigh on November 27, 2005. The Wildcats finished 15-33 (.455) from behind the three-point arc in tonight's game.
FIVE IN DOUBLE FIGURES: The Wildcats had five players score in double figures in tonight's victory. It was the first time Villanova has had at least five players reach double digits since six players did so in a 108-61 victory over Rider last season on December 20, 2006.
CUNNINGHAM CAREER-HIGH REBOUNDS: Junior forward Dante Cunningham established a career-high with 13 rebounds in tonight's game. Cunningham notched a double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the game, marking his second double-double of the season.