Villanova captures Battle 4 Atlantis crown with win over No. 23 Iowa

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Updated: December 1, 2013

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.

Game Notes

Jenkins scored five of his 10 points in overtime … Villanova was 11-of-24
from beyond the arc.