Villanova Tops Cincinnati

Cunningham scores 21 points, Reynolds adds 11

Philadelphia -- Dante Cunningham scored 21 points, Scottie Reynolds added 11 and No. 21 Villanova rallied from an early deficit for a 71-50 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday.

Corey Fisher also had 11 for the Wildcats (17-4, 5-3 Big East), who won their third straight thanks to 51 percent shooting.

Villanova also extended its winning streak to 25 at The Pavilion, its 6,500-seat on-campus arena. The last loss for the Wildcats at the arena was Jan. 6, 2007, when they fell to DePaul, 73-65. The streak began with a 102-87 win over Notre Dame on Jan. 17, 2007.

Alvin Mitchell scored 15 points and Yancy Gates added nine for Cincinnati (14-8, 4-5), which had won two in a row.

A jumper by Mitchell got Cincinnati within 45-39 with 13:13 remaining before Villanova went on a 12-0 run to take a 57-39 advantage with 7:25 left.

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