Villanova Easily Defeats DePaul, 87-71

The Villanova Wildcats host the DePaul Blue Demons Sunday at The Pavilion (Noon on MSG).

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Villanova Vs. DePaul Final Score: Wildcats Ease Past Blue Demons, 87-71

Behind 21 points form junior guard Maalik Wayns and 20 from junior guard Dominic Cheek Sunday the Villanova Wildcats snapped a three-game losing streak, as they beat the DePaul Blue Deams, 87-71, in a Big East Conference game at The Pavilion.

Junior forward Mouphtaou Yarou added 14 and freshman forward JayVaughn Pinkston 13 for the Wildcats (8-8, 1-3), who had lost their first three league games for the first time in 30 years. 'Nova led 48-36 at the half thanks to solid shooting (63.3-percent).

Sophomores Brandon Young and Cleveland Melvin led the Blue Demons (10-5, 1-2) in scoring, as they netted 22 and 19, respectively.

The Villanova basketball schedule now features the Wildcats hosting the No. 1-ranked team in the country, Syracuse Orange (17-0, 3-0), Wednesday (7 p.m. on ESPN2).

For more on the Wildcats, make sure to check out the SB Nation blog The Nova Blog. Meanwhile, Big East Coast Bias has everything you need on the Big East Conference.

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Villanova Vs. DePaul Score: Wildcats Lead Blue Demons, 48-36, At Halftime

Behind 13 points from junior guard Maalik Wayns and a late 12-2 run, the Villanova Wildcats have a 48-36 halftime lead on the DePaul Blue Demons in a Big East Conference game at The Pavilion. DePaul's sophomore guard Brandon Young has a game-best 15 points.

The Wildcats (7-, 0-3 Big East) used five of Mouphtaou Yarou's nine points to jump out to an early 10-0 advantage. However, despite having their first basket come almost five minutes into the contest, the Blue Demons (10-4, 1-1) trimmed 'Nova lead to just one point with 10:11 remaining.

A 12-2 run near the end of the second half helped the Wildcats take a 12-point advantage into the locker room.

Junior guard Dominic Cheeks has netted 11 points for the Wildcats.

For more on the Wildcats, make sure to check out the SB Nation blog The Nova Blog. Meanwhile, Big East Coast Bias has everything you need on the Big East Conference.

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