I was on twitter for most of the game until they said I was typing too much, so I stopped and watched the rest of the Hoya game up close on my tv. The Hoyas had many opportunities to win the game but did not take advantage of them. The Hoyas shot 34% (9-26 3 pointers). Too many 3 pointers shot at the wrong time when the Hoyas should have found a way to get inside and get the foul kick or dish out. With Chris Wright in foul trouble, his leadership most of these times were missed, but the Hoyas moved on and continued to grind it out. Greg Monroe scored a team high of 29 points 14 rebounds in the Hoya loss.
The freshman Jerelle Benimon had another good outing off of the bench tonight. His strength, toughness and grit pays rebounding dividends for the Hoyas. I had to laugh at the tussle between he and Villanova freshman Isiah Armwood (Montrose Christian, Montgomery County, Maryland) underneath the basket. I was saying to myself, "now you know doggone well you're not taking the ball away from the "vice-grip of Benimon." Once Jerelle Benimon gets the rock in his hands it's over. I think Villanova's Armwood felt the wrath as he bucked up at Benimon. Benimon gave him the last "no you don't shove." I was like let the boys play and whoever gets the ball, it's theirs. All the other stats were just about even between the two Big East powerhouse team. Both teams had 10 steals, and 34 rebounds a piece.