The 9-10 Villanova Wildcats lead the St. John's Red Storm 29-24 at halftime of the two team's Big East showdown. Both teams rank near the bottom of the standings with 2-5 conference records. The Wildcats are 9-10 on the season, while the Red Storm are 8-10.
The offenses have been inefficient during the first half with both teams shooting 32 percent from the field. The Wildcats are dominating the glass, out-rebounding the Red Storm 27 to 15, including 11 offensive rebounds. Both teams have eight turnovers a piece and 10 fouls.
The Wildcats are being paced by Dominic Cheek, who has seven points on eight shots. Maalik Wayns and JayVaughn Pinkston have six points each.
The second half of the game can be seen on ESPNU.
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