Villanova struggled with shooting from the field, but nailed 34 free throws to come back and beat La Salle 76-69 in overtime. It was the second consecutive night that a Big 5 match-up went to overtime — imagine that as a double-header. Despite needing an additional 5-minute period, Villanova pulled out the win behind Maalik Wayns and his 22 points and 4 assists in 37 minutes; the point guard also finished one rebound shy of a double-double.
Mouphtaou Yarou did have a double-double, with 10 points, 14 rebounds and 1 block. James Bell and Dominic Cheek joined their teammates in double digit scores, with 15 and 18 points respectively.