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20 November 2006

'Nova-Iowa live thread

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
11/20/2006 06:23:00 PM

Villanova is now playing Iowa in the Paradise Jam third-place game. For those of you who do not have FCSN TV, here is a link to a live radio stream: WHO-radio

[update 8:14 p.m.] Villanova 90 Villanova 89, Iowa 60. Final. Villanova improves to 2-1 (0-0) for the year. Full recap and player grades coming later tonight.

[update 8:30 p.m.] Ross Condon's three was ruled a 2. Villanova 89, Iowa 60.

In-game updates are below the fold.

[update 8:11 p.m.] Great game for the 'Cats. Box score is here. Full recap with player grades coming later tonight.

[update 8:09 p.m.] Ross Condon for THREE! Ross hit a three-pointer with three ticks left. Villanova wins 90-60, FINAL.

[update 8:07 p.m.] Frank T. scores!! Tchuisi just hit a layup to put 'Nova up 85-57 with 90 seconds to play.

[update 7:55 p.m.] Sumpter finally exits the game, finishing with 26 points on 7-10 shooting. Benn and Redding are now in.

[update 7:53 p.m.] Sumpter just got fouled hard. Why is he still in?! We are up 74-48 with 5:11 to play.

[update 7:48 p.m.] Iowa radio announcers: "Paradise is when you have a defense like Villanova." 'Cats up 70-45 off another Anderson three-pointer. 13 threes for the 'Cats. 6:55 to play.

[update 7:40 p.m.] Reynolds threaded an great pass down low to Dante, who missed it at first, and then put his own rebound back in. Count that as a "ghost assist" for Scottie. Sumpter also just hit two more 3-pt FG, he has 24 on the game, on 7-9 shooting. Nova up 27, 67-40, with 8:50 to play.

[update 7:32 p.m.] It's raining threes in the Virgin Islands. Dwayne Anderson just hit his second 3-pt FG, giving Villanova 10 threes and a 57-32 lead with 12:30 left in the game.

[update 7:30 p.m.] Villanova has forced another 5 turnovers early in the second half. Iowa now has 18 TOs on the game. Shane Clark just hit a huge three, putting Nova up 54-30.

[update 7:26 p.m.] Dwayne Anderson fed a sweet pass down low to Dante for a layup, putting Villanova up 50-28 at the 16-minute TV timeout.

[update 7:24 p.m.] Nardi hit a three and Cunningham had a fast-break lay-up off an Iowa turnover to put 'Nova up 20, 46-26.

[update 7:22 p.m.] 'Cats look a little cold coming out of the locker room. After two minutes of second half play, Villanova only has two turnovers and one foul.

[update 7:18 p.m.] On the floor for the 'Cats to start the second half: Sumpter, Sheridan, Reynolds, Nardi, and Cunningham.

[update 7:15 p.m.] The Wildcats' stifling defense forced 13 turnovers in the first half. Excellent. Second half is about to start.

[update 7:05 p.m.] A look at some stats at the half. Curtis Sumpter leads the Wildcats with 15 points, going an excellent 4-6 from the field. Mike Nardi has 13 points already, shooting 5-11, including 3-6 from the three. Dwayne Anderson has 7 points on 2-6 shooting. Clark and Cunningham each have 3 points. Benn and Drummond also have been in the game.

[update 7:01 p.m.] Villanova leads 41-24 at the half. The 'Cats have hit 7 three-pointers. The three-quarter-court press has proved devastatingly effective, forcing several Iowa turnovers and allowing the 'Cats to run a little bit. The team looks good right now. Hope they can keep it up in the second half.

[update 6:53 p.m.] Villanova just doubled up the Hawkeyes, 34-17, and are on a 31 to 8 run. (Or a 19 to 2 run). Nardi's fast-break three-pointer just forced an Iowa timeout with 2:26 left.

[update 6:49 p.m.] The 'Cats are playing great defense. Dante Cunningham just had a huge swat of an Adam Haluska would-be dunk, and then Villanova forced the Hawkeyes into a shot-clock violation. Still 29-17.

[update 6:47 p.m.] The run continues. Dwayne Anderson hit two free throws and a three-pointer to put the 'Cats up 29-17 with 5:30 to play.

[update 6:44 p.m.] Villanova is on a little run. Nardi hit 2 threes and Shane Clark hit a three. 'Nova is up 24-17 with 7 minutes to play in the half.

[update 6:33 p.m.] Sumpter just scored 7 straight points to put us up 2 with 10 minutes to play in the half.

[update 6:27 p.m.] Slow start for 'Nova... down 10-5 at the 12-minute mark. We are 2-10 from the field, and have given Iowa 9 free throws already.

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At 6:54 PM, November 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

do i have to keep refreshing this page every 5 minutes??

i dont get fox college in new york! haha

At 6:55 PM, November 20, 2006, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

If you want to see the live updates you do


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