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.

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