UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - Jermaine Samuels scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 5 Villanova eased to a 71-53 win over No. 17 Tennessee Saturday in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.

Collin Gillespie and Brandon Slater also scored 14 points and Justin Moore added 13 for the Wildcats who had a 20-point lead at halftime.

Santiago Vescovi scored 23 points for Tennessee, which had opened the season with lopsided wins over Tennessee-Martin and East Tennessee. He was the only Volunteer to get to double figures.