WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) JayVaughn Pinkston scored 16 points and had eight assists to lead Villanova past Monmouth 83-56 on Saturday night, the Wildcats' fourth consecutive victory.
James Bell had 15 points, Tony Chennault 11 and Darrun Hilliard 10 for the Wildcats (8-4), who used a 23-6 run in the second half to put the game out of reach.
Andrew Nicholas scored 16 points and Marcus Ware had 12 for Monmouth (5-7).
Despite dominating in most categories, the Wildcats led only 34-27 with 4:19 remaining in the first half. Hilliard made three foul shots and a layup, and Tony Chennault hit a 3-pointer and made two free throws in Villanova's 10-2 run for a 44-29 advantage at the break.
Monmouth closed to 44-36 only 2:14 into the second half, but Villanova ran off 10 straight points and eventually pushed the advantage to 65-41 at the 10:18 mark on Chennault's 3-pointer.
With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path.
Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers.
Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends.
"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."
Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.
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Next up, the Watt brothers have been staying in shape working out together and they even have a football field coming soon. Check out JJ Watt painting the lines. He says he has a new respect for groundskeepers now. The stage is set for the Watt brothers!
Finally, no bullpen, no problem! Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman sets up a makeshift bullpen on his boat dock and it even has a mound. Now that is a beautiful place to get your reps in!
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