Ryan Arcidiacono's game-tying three-pointer sent the Villanova Wildcats into overtime against the No. 3 Syracuse Orange, and the Wildcats carried the momentum into the extra period, resulting in a 75-71 win over the Orange. It was Villanova's second victory over a top-five team this week.
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Arcidiacono finished just 3-for-12 from beyond the arc, but with two seconds remaining, he received a pass from Mouphtaou Yarou, who rebounded James Bell's miss, and drilled a shot in traffic, sending the crowd into a frenzy. That came after the Wildcats blew a 12-point first-half lead but rallied from several deficits of their own in the second half.
Jerami Grant was a big reason why Syracuse was even in the game at the end. He scored the first seven points in the second half for the Orange, turning a six-point halftime deficit into a one-point lead. The Orange could have used Grant's scoring down the stretch as Villanova continued to fight back, but the freshman fouled out with 5:22 remaining. He finished with 12 points and five rebounds off the bench.
Syracuse will stay on the road next weekend, facing a meeting with Pitt on Feb. 2. Villanova will hit the road to take on Notre Dame on Wednesday.