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PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas – James Bell scored 20 points and sparked a huge Villanova rally, Josh Hart added 16 and the Wildcats beat No. 23 Iowa 88-83 in overtime to claim the Battle 4 Atlantis championship on Saturday night.
JayVaughn Pinkston scored 14 points and Ryan Arcidiacono added 13 for the Wildcats (7-0), who got two big offensive rebounds in the final seconds of overtime.
Kris Jenkins scored five of his 10 points in overtime for Villanova, which was down by 15 in the first half, then held Iowa (7-1) to one field goal for nearly a 10-minute stretch of the second half.
Devyn Marble led all scorers with 24 points for Iowa. Zach McCabe scored 14 and Mike Gesell added 10 for the Hawkeyes, who scored the first three points of overtime but never led again.