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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.