In 22 previous games this season, Villanova forward Darryl Reynolds had never scored more than six points.
He more than tripled his season high Saturday in the Wildcats' impressive 72-60 road victory at 11th-ranked Providence.
With Villanova's starting center Daniel Ochefu sidelined for a third straight game as a result of a concussion, Reynolds started in his place and scored 19 points on 9-for-10 shooting. Most of Reynolds' baskets came around the the rim on layups, tip-ins and deft back-to-the-basket post moves.
Nine of Reynolds' points came in the opening five minutes of the second half, enabling Villanova to extend its lead to 15 and give itself enough of a cushion to survive Providence's attempt to rally. Reynolds also had 10 rebounds and two blocks, helping the Wildcats remain alone in first place in the Big East and avenge their lone league loss of the season.
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