Villanova got out to a big lead early, going up 42-20 at the half. Sophomore point guard Arcidiacono finished the game with 12 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, and senior guard Tony Chennault had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals off the bench. Arcidiacono and Chennault are both local products, as Chennault is from Philadelphia and Arcidiacono is from Langhorne, PA. The Wildcats' ability to secure local talent will go a long way in keeping with their excellent recruiting. As mentioned above, Bell finished with 20 points, but also had 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks to go with it.
The Wildcats were able to find scoring off the bench, whom as a collective group contributed 20 of the team's 78 points. Villanova's defense also came up big, as they forced Towson into 24 turnovers in the game. It was a great all-around team effort from the Wildcats, as the Towson Tigers are no cupcake opponent. The Wildcats' schedule will eventually get more difficult, as they will play teams like Syracuse and Marquette down the road, but beating the teams they need to beat early on will go along way come judgment day in March.
Next game: Friday, November 22 vs Delaware Blue Hens (Home game)
By: Dan Goggin