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Villanova tops Robert Morris 73-70 in OT

By: AP
By: AP

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Scottie Reynolds responded to his
benching with a solid performance at the foul line, and
second-seeded Villanova survived a scare from Robert Morris in a
73-70 overtime win Thursday in the NCAA tournament.

Coach Jay Wright benched his senior star to make a "teaching
point." Reynolds missed 13 of 15 shots from the floor, but he made
seven of eight free throws in the final 3:06 of regulation to send
the game into overtime.

Reynolds finished with 20 points for the Wildcats (25-7), who
hung on as they try and make the Final Four for the second straight
season.

Karon Abraham scored 23 for Robert Morris (23-13), which
appeared on the brink of becoming only the fifth No. 15 seed to
beat a No. 1 and the first since 2001. Abraham let fly a 25-footer
in OT that cut it to 71-70 with 10.2 seconds left, but an
off-balance 3 at the buzzer was no good.

The Colonials left the court to a standing ovation.


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