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Mouphtaou Yarou shoots 9 for 10, Villanova beats St. John's 66-53 in Big East tournament

Give it to the big guy. He's the only one making shots.Mouphtaou Yarou connected on his first seven attempts from the field and scored 18 points, sending Villanova to a 66-53 victory over St. John's in the second round of the Big East tournament Wednesday night."One of the things I'm most proud about him is, he's a guy that came from Africa, and he's a Philadelphia basketball player," Wildcats coach Jay Wright said. "He's a Villanova basketball player. He knows the game. He is smart. He's a leader. He's playing for his teammates."Ryan Arcidiacono added 15 points to help the seventh-seeded Wildcats (20-12) move into the quarterfinals, where they will play Thursday night against fourth-ranked Louisville, the tournament's No. 2 seed.Villanova beat Louisville 73-64 at home on Jan. 22 to end a three-game skid and turn its season around."I think they're playing a lot better right now. I think they're really hot," Wright said. "And this team has been in this position before. I expect a great ...

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