Villanova captures Battle 4 Atlantis crown with win over No. 23 Iowa
Nassau, Bahamas (SportsNetwork.com) - James Bell had 20 points as Villanova topped No. 23 Iowa 88-83 in overtime to win the Battle 4 Atlantis championship on Saturday night.
Josh Hart netted 16 points, JayVaughn Pinkston scored 14 and Ryan Arcidiacono added 13 for the Wildcats (7-0), who defeated No. 2 Kansas on Friday night to get to the title game.
Roy Devyn Marble tallied 24 points, five rebounds and five assists for Iowa (7-1), which beat UTEP in the semis on Friday.
Trailing by as many as 15 in the first half and 12 with 11 minutes left in regulation, Bell jumpstarted a 21-2 run by draining a trio of triples in a 72- second span. Pinkston capped the burst with a pair of free throws for a 64-57 Wildcats lead with 4:32 remaining.
Marble's three-point play concluded an 8-0 Iowa flurry to put the Hawkeyes back on top, 65-64, with 2:59 to play.
A pair of Arcidiacono threes, sandwiched around another Marble three-point play, had Villanova in front with 49 seconds to go before Marble split a pair of foul shots with 31 ticks on the clock to tie it at 72-72 and send the game into overtime.
Back-to-back 3-pointers in overtime by Kris Jenkins and Dylan Ennis gave Villanova a 78-75 cushion early in the extra session and the Wildcats never trailed again.
Iowa led 42-33 at the break.
Jenkins scored five of his 10 points in overtime ... Villanova was 11-of-24 from beyond the arc.
12/01 01:48:11 ET