Play by Reynolds rescues Villanova

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PHILADELPHIA --- Scottie Reynolds wasn't interested in talking about his 27 points. He is a mature senior star now and the play he wanted to talk about after Villanova's seventh consecutive win was an offensive rebound.

Villanova's Scottie Reynolds drives past Georgetown forward Jerrelle Benimon in the Wildcats' 82-77 victory Sunday.  Associated Press
Associated Press
Villanova's Scottie Reynolds drives past Georgetown forward Jerrelle Benimon in the Wildcats' 82-77 victory Sunday.

The 6-foot-2 guard was able to grab the rebound of a missed 3-pointer by teammate Reggie Redding as the shot clock expired, before falling to the court and calling a timeout.

Reynolds glossed over his big offensive game Sunday to talk proudly of his lone offensive rebound in the fourth-ranked Wildcats' 82-77 victory over No. 11 Georgetown.

"I'm not saying I'm great, but you see the great players come up with the big play, do whatever it takes, an offensive rebound, a dive on the floor, taking a charge," he said, referring to his big play with 1:55 left and the Wildcats ahead 72-69. "It doesn't have to be a shot all the time."

The Wildcats (16-1, 5-0) moved into a tie for first place in the Big East with No. 16 Pittsburgh, but the win wasn't sealed until Reynolds and freshman Maalik Wayns combined to go 8 of 8 from the free-throw line over the final 36 seconds.

NO. 8 DUKE 90,

WAKE FOREST 70

Miles Plumlee had career highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds, younger brother Mason Plumlee added 11 points and Duke defeated Wake Forest in Durham, N.C.

Kyle Singler added 21 points and 15 rebounds and Nolan Smith had 20 points for the Blue Devils (15-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They overcame a defense determined to stop leading scorer Jon Scheyer, broke the game open with 13 straight points midway through the first half and rolled to their 13th consecutive win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Al-Farouq Aminu had 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (12-4, 2-2), who lost their 12th in a row at Cameron and haven't won here since 1997, when Tim Duncan was still in school.

MICHIGAN 68,

NO. 15 CONNECTICUT 63

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Zack Novak made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 11/2 minutes left and Manny Harris followed with a layup to lift Michigan a win over Connecticut.

Harris finished with 18 points for the Wolverines (10-7).

The Huskies (11-6) have lost three in a row for the first time since closing the 2006-07 season with four losses. Connecticut's Kemba Walker had 15.


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