Wayns, Cheek held out of starting lineup vs USF

Villanova guards Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek began Thursday night's game against South Florida on the bench because of what a team spokesman called a "minor issue" at practice.

The spokesman said the two guards were expected to play.

Wayns, a junior from Roman Catholic High, is the Wildcats' top scorer with a 17.2-point average but has struggled with his outside shot all season. Cheek, also a junior, is the team's third-leading scorer at 11.7 points per game but, like Wayns, is shooting less than 30 percent from three-point range.

--Joe Juliano