Navy Comes Up Short At Villanova
Greg Sprink (File Photo)
Nov. 25, 2006
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Mike Nardi scored a season-high 20 points and Curtis Sumpter added 16 to lead Villanova past Navy 70-61 on Saturday.
Dante Cunningham had nine points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (4-1), who won their home opener after playing four straight road games - at Northwood (Fla.) and games against the College of Charleston, Xavier and Iowa in the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.
Villanova led by as many as 18 points in the first half and held a 33-19 advantage at halftime. Navy whittled the lead to 51-49 with 7:49 remaining on a 3-pointer by Adam Teague.
Villanova responded with six straight points, stretching its lead to 57-49. Navy closed within 62-58 with 3:02 left before Sumpter was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He hit all three shots to give the Wildcats a 65-58 lead.
The Wildcats shot 40 percent and committed 14 turnovers. Navy shot 38 percent and had 11 turnovers.
Villanova outrebounded Navy 45-30 and shot 23-for-35 from the line. Navy shot 4-for-9 from the throw.