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NCAA Game Summary - DePaul at Villanova



(Saturday, January 18th)

Final Score: (6) Villanova 88, DePaul 62

Villanova, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - James Bell posted 17 points and eight rebounds as No. 6 Villanova defeated DePaul, 88-62.

Daniel Ochefu had 14 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Wildcats (16-1, 5-0 Big East), who have won five straight since a loss to Syracuse on Dec. 28.

"Good game for us. I think we beat a good team today," said Villanova head coach Jay Wright. "We were able to watch them on film their last two games, including Tuesday night against St. John's. I think this is a really good team and I think we played well."

Brandon Young scored 13 points to lead the Blue Demons (10-9, 2-4), who had won two straight coming in.

"The thing that really bothered us was our inability to make offensive plays," said DePaul head coach Oliver Purnell. "I thought we had some initial stops but we didn't stop it. As the game went on, Villanova seemed more energetic, running down dead balls and that kind of thing."

The game was tight for much of the first half, but Bell hit a pair of free throws to kick off a 9-2 run for Villanova, which Ryan Arcidiacono capped on a jumper for a 25-18 lead with four minutes left.

Ochefu later hit a pair of baskets and, after Young put in a layup, Arcidiacono closed the half with a jumper to give the Wildcats a 33-24 lead at the break.

DePaul got the first four points of the second half, but Ochefu's 3-point play started an 8-0 run for Villanova with Darrun Hilliard's free throw giving the team a 41-28 lead.

Villanova kept its lead at double digits the rest of the way, and a Bell 3- pointer and Josh Hart dunk with seven minutes left gave the team a 69-52 advantage.

The Wildcats continued to build their lead in the final minutes for the easy finish.

Game Notes

Villanova hosts Creighton on Monday ... DePaul hosts Xavier on Monday ... The Wildcats lead the series, 17-8 ... Villanova shot 55.4 percent from the field, while DePaul made just 40.7 percent of its shots.

01/18 23:07:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
CHA 108
ATL 93
 
3rd
CAR 3
NJD 1
 
Final
NYY 2
BAL 10
Final
TAM 6
BOS 9
Final
MIA 1
HOU 1
Final
MIN 7
PHI 1
Final
DET 4
STL 3
Final
PIT 8
TOR 3
Final
TOR 3
ATL 5
Final
NYM 10
WAS 2
Final
CIN 9
CHC 5
Final
MIL 2
CLE 3
Final
CHC 18
COL 4
Final
CWS 4
OAK 10
Final
TEX 2
SDP 3
Final
SEA 8
SFG 9
Final
ARI 5
KAN 10
Final
ANA 4
LOS 5
4th
CHA 108
ATL 93
 
Half
CHI 54
NYK 34
 
1st
MIL 18
GSW 19
 
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UTA
OKC
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POR
DEN
Final
WISC 85
ARZ 78
2nd
YALE 54
CAN 55
 
1st
KENT 12
ND 11
 
Final
WAS 3
NAS 4
Final
NYI 2
ANA 3
Final
PIT 3
ARI 2
Final
BOS 4
NYR 2
Final
PHI 2
SJS 3
Final
DET 4
TAM 0
2nd Intermission
MON 2
FLA 2
 
3rd
CAR 3
NJD 1
 
3rd
TOR 0
OTT 2
 
2nd
STL 1
CLB 1
 
2nd
MIN 2
LOS 1
 
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COL
BUF
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VAN
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