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Villanova Cruises Past No. 23 Penn State 73-65

Nov. 21, 2004

Box Score

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) - Jackie Adamshick scored 21 points and Liad Suez added 20 as Villanova handed No. 23 Penn State its third straight road loss, 73-65 Sunday.

Tanisha Wright led Penn State (0-3) with 22 points, and Ashli Schwab had 20.

Villanova, which led the nation in 3-point field goals two of the last three seasons, grabbed the momentum to start the second half behind its long-range shooting.

Suez and Adamshick hit two 3s apiece, and Suez added a three-point play, helping the Wildcats turn a one-point halftime deficit into a 44-36 lead 5 minutes into the second half.

Villanova (1-0) knocked down 9-of-20 3-pointers, including 4-for-8 in the second half. Suez and Adamshick combined to go 8-of-15 from three-point range.

Penn State, which opened its season with losses at Duke and Texas, trailed by as many as 14 in the second half. The Nittany Lions cut the deficit to 68-63 with under a minute to play, but Schwab failed to convert an open layup.

Villanova improved to 25-2 at the Pavilion since 2002, which included a perfect 12-0 season last year and a 59-56 upset win over No. 1 Connecticut.