Score: Villanova 86, Stony Brook 64
Player of the Game: Shane Clark 25 pts, 7 reb
Recap: Last night was Nova's season opener against Stony Brook at the Pavilion. They won 86-64. Shane Clark was the player of the night with a career high 25 points (4-5 for 3 pt) to go along with 7 rebounds. He was really feeling his jump shot last night, and if a forward like Clark can consistently make threes it will really improve the team. Freshman Malcolm Grant had 16 points, also shooting 4-5 for three. He also played good defensively and showed a lot of hustle. Dante Cunningham had a solid night with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. Sophomore star Scottie Reynolds had a bit of an off night shooting, but still scored 13 points and had 6 assists. He had a couple of acrobatic plays driving to the basket and finishing. Casiem Drummond had 8 points and 5 rebounds. He looked good at some moments, especially on the defensive end, but struggled offensively, missing a few easy shots. In particular he missed a wide open lay up under the basket, that he should have dunked hard but instead went up for a soft lay up and missed. Corey Stokes surprising had a very quiet night. He only had 2 points and was 0-2 for three. He looked nervous out there, but hopefully those were just first game jitters and he'll be ready to go next game. Antonio Pena had an embarrassing moment in his first game when he went up for a rebound and accidentally tip the ball into the basket for the other team. Pena had 4 points and 4 rebounds. Dwayne Anderson played limited minutes but had 4 points, 2 of them coming from a spectacular alley-oop dunk. Andrew Ott and walk-on Jason Colenda also made appearance late in the game. Corey Fisher sat out again with tendentious in his knee; hopefully he'll be back soon.