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Villanova vs. Maryland: Wildcats Shell Shock Terrapins with 19-0 Second Half Run to Win 11th Straight

Antonio Pena Jumper
Down by 12 points, 59-47, midway through the second-half, The 16-1 Villanova Wildcats went on a 19-0 run to take a 66-59 lead over the 11-6 Maryland Terrapins. Once Villanova retook the lead, they never relinquished it. Maryland did not score from the 9:27 mark until there was 2:13 left in the game. During this 7 minute 14 second stretch the Terrapins were 0 for 8 from the field.
Maalik Wayns Running Floater
Villanova Pre-Game
Corey Stokes Defending Sean Mosley
Although Maryland managed to cut Villanova’s lead to 3 points with 1:36 to go, Maalik Wayns hit a three-pointer from the corner to end the Maryland comeback. Villanova ended up on top 74-66 and won its last non-conference game of the regular season.
Corey Stokes From Downtown
 
Isaiah Armwood Jump Shot
James Bell No-Look Pass
Villanova, which trailed at the half 36-33, won its eleventh game in a row. The Wildcats, who were short-handed due to Maurice Sutton being held out for a violation of team rules, and Dominic Cheek sustaining a knee injury early in the first-half, (Cheek did not play at all in the second- half), got a major lift from Sophomore Isaiah Armwood who grabbed 13 rebounds and kicked in 6 points.
Mouphtaou Yarou Takes it at Dino Gregory
Dino Gregory Sky Hook
Maryland Coach Gary Williams
Maalik Wayns led the way in scoring with 22 points, Corey Fisher added 17 points and had 5 assists, and Antonio Pena had a double-double with 14 points and 10 boards. Mouph Yarou who sat out a good portion of the first-half with foul trouble also corraled 12 rebounds.
Corey Fisher Running Floater
Antonio Pena to the Rim
Villanova Coach Jay Wright

 The Terrapins, coached by Gary Williams, were paced by Jordan Williams who had a monster double-double with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Adrian Bowie and Dino Gregory each chipped in 10 points.

Maryland Coach Gary Williams
Jordan Williams over Maalik Wayns
Jordan Williams Barely Misses the Dunk
Jordan Williams Jumper over Isaiah Armwood

 Next up for Villanova is a Monday afternoon game at Gampel Pavilion vs. Connecticut. The game begins at 3:30 pm on ESPN.

Wells-Fargo Center
Maalik Wayns to the Bucket
Corey Stokes Three-Pointer

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Our video of Villanova’s post-game press conference with Jay Wright, Corey Fisher, and Maalik Wayns can be viewed below:

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