Feb. 8, 2010


MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (AP) - Scottie Reynolds scored 19 of his 21 points in the final 13 minutes and No. 4 Villanova held off No. 5 West Virginia 82-75 on Monday night.

Villanova (21-2, 10-1) rebounded from a blowout loss at No. 7 Georgetown on Saturday to pull into a first-place tie with No. 2 Syracuse in the Big East.

West Virginia (19-4, 8-3) led only in the game's opening minutes, couldn't overcome an 11-point halftime deficit and saw its six-game winning streak snapped. The Mountaineers will have to wait until Friday night at No. 25 Pittsburgh to try for their sixth straight 20-win season.

Corey Fisher added 17 points and Antonio Pena had 10 for Villanova.

Darryl Bryant led five Mountaineers in double figures with 15 points. Devin Ebanks and Da'Sean Butler had 13 apiece.