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Arcidiacono, Bell hit clutch 3-pointers to lift Villanova past No. 3 Syracuse 75-71 in OT

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    Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston, right, has his shot blocked by Syracuse's Baye Keita during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (The Associated Press)

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    Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (The Associated Press)

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    Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams, right, goes up for a shot against Villanova's JayVaughn Pinkston during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (The Associated Press)

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    Syracuse's Jerami Grant, right, goes up for a shot against Villanova's Tony Chennault during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (The Associated Press)

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    Syracuse's Rakeem Christmas, top, goes up for a shot against Villanova's Tony Chennault during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (The Associated Press)

Ryan Arcidiacono hit the tying 3-pointer with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, and James Bell hit consecutive 3s in overtime to send Villanova to its second win over a Top 5 team this week, 75-71 over No. 3 Syracuse on Saturday.

The Wildcats defeated No. 5 Louisville 73-64 on Tuesday and became the first unranked team to beat two Top 5 teams in the same season since Florida State in 2010-11, according to STATS LLC.

Arcidiacono's 3-point attempt to tie with about 25 seconds left in regulation was off the mark. Syracuse's Michael Carter-Williams missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and JayVaughn Pinkston grabbed the rebound.

James Bell missed a 3 and Mouphtaou Yarou grabbed the rebound. Syracuse decided not to foul, giving Yarou time to kick it out to Arcidiacono. He let go a leaner from just beyond the 3-point line to tie the game at 61 and force overtime.