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Darrun Hilliard, Ryan Arcidiacono lead No. 9 Villanova over St. John's, 57-54

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    St. John's Jakarr Sampson, center, puts up the shot over Villanova's Daniel Ochefu, left, with St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer along side them during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Associated Press

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    Villanova's Darrun Hilliard II, center, take a three-point shot with St. John's Chris Obekpa, right, of Nigeria, and Rysheed Jordan, left, defending during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Associated Press

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    St. John's Sir'Dominic Pointer, left, reaches for the ball while hanging on the basket as Villanova's Josh Hart, center, and Dylan Ennis, right, of Canada, go after it during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Associated Press

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    St. John's Phil Greene IV reacts to his three point shot during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Villanova, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Associated Press

Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points, Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 and No. 9 Villanova beat St. John's 57-54 on Saturday.

It was the second straight win for Villanova (24-3, 12-2 Big East) since its second loss of the season to No. 11 Creighton.

D'Angelo Harrison had 15 points for St. John's (18-10, 8-7), Rysheed Jordan scored 13 and JaKarr Sampson had 12 points and 10 rebounds as the Red Storm's six-game winning streak ended.

Arcidiacono hit a 3-pointer from the top of the circle to give Villanova a 53-50 lead with 3:43 left. After the Red Storm missed a shot, JayVaughn Pinkston grabbed two key offensive rebounds for the Wildcats and Hilliard made a free throw