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RECAP: Villanova Beats ETSU To Move To 3-0

RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Daniel Ochefu posted his third straight double-double and No. 11 Villanova played stifling defense to beat East Tennessee State 86-51 on Friday night in a preliminary round of the NIT Season Tip-off.

The Wildcats (3-0) blew the game open with a 24-0 run over a span of 8:26 in the first half, helped by nine turnovers by East Tennessee State.

Kris Jenkins had 17 points and Phil Booth had 16 points - both career highs - to team up with Ochefu, who had 12 points and 16 rebounds to pace the offense. But it was the Villanova press that separated the teams.

The Buccaneers (2-1) struggled to get the ball across half court for much of the first half.

T.J. Cromer was the top scorer for East Tennessee State with 12 points.

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