Gillespie leads No. 11 Villanova against DePaul after 28-point performance

DePaul Blue Demons (10-10, 1-7 Big East) at Villanova Wildcats (14-5, 7-2 Big East)

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: No. 11 Villanova hosts the DePaul Blue Demons after Collin Gillespie scored 28 points in Villanova’s 85-74 win over the Georgetown Hoyas.

The Wildcats are 6-1 in home games. Villanova is eighth in the Big East with 12.7 assists per game, led by Gillespie with an average of 3.2.

The Blue Demons are 1-7 against Big East opponents. DePaul is 4-4 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams are meeting for the 10th time in conference this season. The Wildcats won 79-64 in the final game on Jan. 8. Gillespie led the Wildcats with 28 points and Javon Freeman-Liberty led the Blue Demons with 34 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Gillespie is averaging 17.3 points and 3.2 assists for the Wildcats. Justin Moore is averaging 10.7 points and 3.2 rebounds while shooting 45.1% over the last 10 games for Villanova.

Freeman-Liberty is averaging 19.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Blue Demons. David Jones is averaging 9.0 points over DePaul’s last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Wildcats: 7-3, averaged 67.8 points, 31.8 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.7 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field . Their opponents are averaging 59.9 points per game.

Blue Demons: 1-9, averaging 68.0 points, 34.9 rebounds, 10.1 assists, 5.9 steals and 5.2 blocks per game while shooting 39.6 percent from the field. Their opponents average 72.9 points.

___

The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

About Harold Fergus

Check Also

‘Our lives matter too’: Lexington homeless man speaks out against hate

Self says he would like to see more resources for homeless men and advocates for …