Arcidiacono's leads Villanova over UConn, 70-61
By PAT EATON-ROBB
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Ryan Arcidiacono scored 25 points and Villanova grabbed 20 offensive rebounds in beating Connecticut 70-61 on the road Saturday.
Mouphtaou Yarou added 11 points and had 16 rebounds for the Wildcats (16-10, 7-6 Big East).
Omar Calhoun scored 16 points to lead UConn (17-7, 7-5). The Huskies came into the game having won five of their last six, including an emotional upset over rival Syracuse on Wednesday.
A pair of Arcidiacono 3-pointers sparked an 11-0 run that turned a three-point halftime deficit into a 52-45 Villanova lead and the Wildcats never trailed again.
The freshman guard had five of Villanova's nine 3-pointers and the Wildcats hit 9 of 21 from behind the arc.
Updated February 16, 2013