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Villanova cruises past Temple

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Bell scored 19 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 90-74 thrashing of Temple.

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 13 points, Darrun Hillard II notched 12 points and Daniel Ochefu added 11 for the Wildcats (19-2).

Will Cummings led all scorers with 24 points for Temple (6-14), which has dropped nine of 10.

Quenton DeCosey tallied 18 points and Anthony Lee deposited a 12-point, 10- rebound double-double in defeat.

These two Big-5 rivals played a tightly contested first half before Villanova opened it up in the second.

Villanova went on a 11-2 run that Pinkston capped with a jumper to give the Wildcats a 19-8 lead midway through the first. Temple went over five minutes without a point during the run, but turned up its defense minutes later en route to a 12-0 run that tied the game.

The Wildcats went over seven minutes without a point as the Owls clawed their way back into the game.

Ryan Arcidiacono hit two 3s around a Cummings jumper to close the half and Villanova led 36-31 at the break.

Hillard followed a Bell 3 with one of his own to stretch the Wildcats' lead to 43-31 early in the second.

A 14-0 Villanova run minutes later helped the Wildcats build a 22-point cushion. Temple couldn't cut into the deficit as Villanova had an answer for everything the Owls threw at them.

Game Notes

Villanova swept its Big-5 slate and won by a combined 90 points, the largest combined margin of victory in Big-5 single-season history ... Dylan Ennis scored 10 points in the win ... Dalton Pepper finished with 11 points in the setback ... Villanova shot 31-for-59 from the floor and held Temple to 25- for-69 shooting ... The Wildcats resume Big East play when they host Xavier on Monday ... Temple travels to SMU on Thursday.

02/01 19:31:13 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR