Player of the Game: Corey Stokes: 18 pts, 7 reb, 3 ast
Recap: This one was over before it started. Villanova completely dominated the first half, jumping out to a 32 point lead (45-13). Monmouth actually won the second half by 9 points, but that was a result of Jay Wright showing class by stopping the pressing and sitting Reynolds and Cunningham for most of the second half.
Every time Corey Stokes shoots a three, the entire building expects it to go in. That's because it usually does. Allan Ray was the same way, but the scary thing is that Stokes is an even better shooter. Corey was red-hot early, but cooled off later in the game. He hit five longballs tonight to finish with 18 points.
Livin' at the Line
All great players get the free throw line consistently, and that's exactly what Scottie Reynolds has been doing. Scottie's shot wasn't falling, but he was 7-8 from the line to finish with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals. He has made an impressive 23 of 25 free throws through four games this season.
Five on One
Dante Cunningham might as well have been playing by himself because no one on Monmouth could stop him. He had 19 and 7, including 6 offensive boards. He scored inside and also hit a few mid-range jumpers.
Shane Clark was perfect from the field (4-4 Fg, 2-2 3pt) to score 10 points. This is his first game of the season in double figure scoring.
Bringing the Pena
Antonio Pena fouled out for the second straight game, once again versus an undersized, less talented team. It was a non-factor in tonight's game, but his foul trouble could come back to haunt Nova later in the season.
You Lack Discipline
Casiem Drummond was suspended for the game because of a minor disciplinary issue, but he will be at practice on Wednesday. It shouldn't be anything to worry about.