VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points, Ryan Arcidiacono added 14 and No. 8 Villanova slowed DePaul's quick Big East start with an 81-64 rout Saturday.
The Wildcats (15-1 overall, 3-1 Big East) shot 53.6 percent from the field and 44.8 percent from 3-point range against the Blue Demons (9-8, 3-1), who came into the contest alone in first place in the conference after three surprising wins.
Villanova made a season-high 13 3-pointers on 29 attempts, with Hilliard and Arcidiacono leading the way with four apiece.
JayVaughn Pinkston added nine points and six rebounds for the Wildcats, who outscored DePaul 30-10 in the paint.
Tommy Hamilton led the Blue Demons with 12 points and Darrick Wood added 10.
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