Dec. 22, 2008
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP)--Dante Cunningham had 24 points and 10 rebounds and Scottie Reynolds added 23 points as No. 18 Villanova held off Navy 78-68 on Monday night.
Corey Stokes had 11 points and Antonio Pena contributed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (11-1), who played their first game in eight days since winning at city rival La Salle on Dec. 14.
Chris Harris had career highs of eight 3-pointers and 30 points for the Midshipmen (8-4), while Kaleo Kina added 15 points.
Harris' sixth 3-pointer cut Villanova's lead to 29-26 with 3:58 remaining in the first half. But the Wildcats scored the next eight points on the way to a 37-28 halftime lead.
Adam Teague hit a long 3-pointer to cut the lead to 65-61 with 4:41 remaining and a free throw by Kina made it 67-64 with 2:38 left. But two free throws by Pena and one by Cunningham extended the lead to 70-64.