NCAAB Game Recap - Villanova at DePaul
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Duke
66
NCSU
88
F
Syr
66
Lou
90
F
Vill
91
DeP
71
F
Aub
55
UGA
65
F
Butl
72
Seton
74
F
Tuls
43
Hou
76
F
Samf
66
Mercer
106
F
Furm
66
ETSU
75
F
UCF
89
Cin
87
F(2OT)
ECU
73
Mem
77
F
TexAM
74
Alab
68
F
VMI
74
WCU
71
F
GaTec
86
Wake
79
F
Iona
64
Sien
65
F
Mich
60
Rut
52
F
GMas
50
Rich
65
F
Woff
79
UNCG
83
F(OT)
Army
77
LoyMD
81
F
Boston
59
Lafy
61
F
Chat
91
Citad
68
F
Leh
67
Colg
70
F
Navy
62
Amer
71
F
CenAR
68
SFA
83
F
Lamar
77
SamH
65
F
Nich
73
NWSt
69
F
SMU
72
Tul
80
F
ULMo
66
ArkSt
52
F
NDSt
77
SDak
74
F
BC
65
UVA
78
F
McNee
59
InWor
65
F
SDSt
94
N DA
83
F
TCU
56
Tex
70
F
CBap
63
UMKC
69
F
IlSt
69
LoyIL
84
F
Valpa
75
Drake
77
F(OT)
MOSt
79
Brad
83
F(OT)
Ford
49
LaSal
58
F
GrgWas
70
Duques
67
F
AbCh
82
HBU
68
F
Prov
73
GTown
63
F
KansSt
62
TxTch
69
F
Wyo
58
UtSt
78
F
SCar
76
MisSt
79
F
Ind
68
Minn
56
F
Mia-FL
102
VaTec
95
F(3OT)
Cal
66
WaSt
57
F
Bois
80
SJSU
62
F
AF
62
Fres
71
F
LongB
55
UCIrv
70
F

Villanova 91, DePaul 71

Feb 19, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(12) Villanova (20-6)

46

45

91

DePaul (13-13)

26

45

71

Bey, Gillespie lead No. 12 Villanova past DePaul 91-71
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:14 AM

CHICAGO (AP) Collin Gillespie made the first one and Saddiq Bey got the last one.

In between, Villanova put on quite a show.

Gillespie and Bey each made five of Villanova's 18 3-pointers, and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used their long-range shooting to beat DePaul 91-71 on Wednesday night.

"We shot the ball great," coach Jay Wright said. "We've run into some teams that have done that to us and when someone is shooting the ball like that it's kind of hard for the opponent to do anything. We just did a really good job sharing the ball and knocking down 3s."

Villanova went 18 for 26 from deep in its 20th straight victory against DePaul. The Wildcats (20-6, 9-4 Big East) have made at least nine 3s in their last five games, including 17 during Sunday's 76-56 victory at Temple.

Bey finished with 20 points and seven assists. Gillespie and Justin Moore had 17 points apiece.

"Just be more solid every day and keep getting better with every practice and every game. That's our mentality," Bey said.

DePaul (13-13, 1-12) dropped its eighth straight game. The Blue Demons took the Wildcats to overtime in a 79-75 loss on Jan. 14, but the rematch was a blowout.

Coach Dave Leitao said the losing has taken a toll on his team.

"Obviously we're all involved in this game of basketball, but what's going on in front of us is a little bit more life than it is basketball," he said, "in that all of us have to figure out when you face adversity, how best to deal with it."

While Villanova was taking aim from deep, DePaul went 4 for 12 from 3-point range. Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points, and Paul Reed finished with 13 points and seven rebounds.

During one telling sequence in the second half, Coleman-Lands made a nice steal before missing a jam for DePaul. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree then slammed it home at the other end, giving Villanova a 77-46 lead with 8:21 left.

Cosby-Roundtree had a season-high 11 points and seven rebounds.

"It was just me coming in and and trying to do whatever the team needed," he said. "Just tried to be on the glass and rebounding and focus on defense and rebounding."

The Wildcats grabbed control when they closed the first half with a 15-2 run for a 46-26 lead at the break. They had 10 3s at halftime; the Blue Demons had 10 made field goals.

BACK ON TRACK

Coleman-Lands bounced back after he had just six points in Saturday's 93-64 loss at Creighton. He was 7 for 15 from the floor.

The senior guard passed 1,000 career points when he scored 17 against Georgetown on Feb. 8

"He played hard today," Leitao said. "But when you achieve a goal like that you leave an indelible mark on this game that you've played for a long, long time."

BIG PICTURE

Villanova improved to 15-1 this season when it wins the rebounding battle. Cosby-Roundtree led the Wildcats to a 35-28 advantage on the glass.

DePaul dropped to 1-4 against ranked opponents this season. The Blue Demons got off to a great start this year, but the Big East slate has been a disaster.

UP NEXT

Villanova visits Xavier on Saturday. The Wildcats beat the Musketeers 68-62 in their Big East opener on Dec. 30.

DePaul hosts Georgetown on Saturday night. The Blue Demons lost 76-72 to the Hoyas on Feb. 8.

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Leaders

Villanova PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Antoine 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Arcidiacono 0 0 0 0 0 0
DePaul PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Coleman-Lands 17 0 3 4 1 0
P. Reed 13 0 2 7 0 1

Team Comparison

Vill DeP
Points For 91 71
Field Goals 33/58-57% 28/59-47%
Three Pointers 18/26-69% 4/12-33%
Free Throws 7/9-78% 11/20-55%
Offensive Rebounds 7 8
Defensive Rebounds 28 20
Rebounds 36 30
Blocks 1 4
Steals 5 8
Turnovers 17 10
Personal Fouls 19 14
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Vill Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 14 DeP 75 @ Vill 79 R. Weems 2 J. Moore 3
Wed Feb 19 Vill 91 @ DeP 71 J. Samuels 5 O. Lopez Jr. 1

Game Information

Stadium: Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 5,451
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