DePaul Falls at No. 6 Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. - A 15-point run to open the game pushed No. 6/6 Villanova past DePaul on Wednesday night at The Pavilion. Following a Jeremiah Kelly three-pointer to start the evening's scoring, the Wildcats answered with 15 straight points and never looked back in the 99-72 decision.

Villanova (13-1, 2-0 BIG EAST) shot a sizzling .613 from the field in the first half and led 49-24 at halftime. Scottie Reynolds led the barrage with 10 points in the opening frame and finished with a game-high 21 to lead four Villanova players in double-figures.

The second half played even as the two teams combined for nearly 100 points. Four DePaul players reached double-figures led by Mac Koshwal's double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Will Walker also registered his first career double-double with 13 points and a career-high 10 assists. Nate Rogers and Ryan Siggins came off the bench for DePaul with career-high scoring games of 14 and 11 points.

After shooting just .280 from the field in the first half, DePaul (7-8, 0-3) went 15-for-29 (.517) in the second half that included a 7-of-11 (.636) effort from behind the arc.

The Blue Demons return to Allstate Arena next week to host the Providence Friars on Thursday, Jan. 14. The 8 p.m. game in Rosemont will be televised on ESPN2 and broadcasted on the radio on WSCR "The Score" (670 AM).

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