Villanova vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview

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Villanova vs. DePaul: Full Game Preview
Villanova
(13-9, 5-5 away)
DePaul
(10-11, 6-8 home)
Venue: Allstate Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova J Pinkston 12.7 M Yarou 6.7 R Arcidiacono 3.3
DePaul B Young 16.6 C Melvin 7.9 B Young 4.4

On Tuesday, Villanova heads to Allstate Arena to take on DePaul. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN 2. The Wildcats are 4-0 against the Blue Demons over the last four years. The last time they met (1/8/2012) they won 87-71.

Villanova is currently in 10th place in the conference and DePaul is in 14th.

In their last match-up on February 3rd, Darrun Hilliard put up 17 points for the Wildcats in a loss to Providence, 55-52. On top of a team-high 1.5 steals per game, he also scores 11.2 points per game. For the Blue Demons, Donnavan Kirk finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the 79-71 loss to Notre Dame on February 2nd. He averages 6.1 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.9 blocks per game.

DePaul StatSmack

  • We win when it counts, too. Villanova has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than DePaul (12 vs 1).
  • Villanova has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (64.97% to 31.51%).
  • AP voters think more highly of Villanova and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than DePaul (94 vs 0).
  • Villanova is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Villanova is 220 lbs compared to 210 lbs for DePaul.
  • Villanova has a much better NCSA Academic Ranking than DePaul (#101 vs #162).
  • We make our fans proud. Villanova has a better record at home than DePaul this season (8-3 vs 6-5).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Villanova has a better overall record than DePaul this season (13-8 vs 10-10).
  • Villanova takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than DePaul (7 vs 1).
  • Villanova embarrassed DePaul by 16 points the last time they played (Jan 08, 2012).
Nova Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. Pinkston 24 13 5 2 1 0 2
B R. Arcidiacono 34 11 2 3 1 0 3
B- Mouphtaou Yarou 25 9 7 1 0 1 2
B- Darrun Hilliard 30 11 3 1 2 0 2
C+ James Bell 28 9 4 1 1 0 2
C Daniel Ochefu 19 4 5 1 1 1 1
C Maurice Sutton 14 5 4 1 1 1 1
C- Achraf Yacoubou 15 4 3 1 0 0 1
D+ Tony Chennault 17 3 2 2 1 0 1
D Henry Lowe 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Patrick Farrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Nick McMahon 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Mislav Brzoja 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
DEP Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B C. Melvin 30 17 8 1 1 1 2
B Brandon Young 30 17 4 4 1 0 3
C+ Jamee Crockett 24 10 5 2 1 0 1
C Donnavan Kirk 24 6 4 0 0 2 1
C Worrel Clahar 23 6 4 3 1 0 2
C- Moses Morgan 21 7 3 1 1 0 1
C- C. McKinney 20 5 2 1 1 0 2
D D. Robertson Jr. 15 2 3 0 0 1 1
D D. McDonald 13 4 1 1 1 0 1
D Peter Ryckbosch 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
D- Edwind McGhee 7 1 1 1 1 0 0
D- Jodan Price 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
D- Montray Clemons 4 1 1 0 0 0 1
D- Stuart Pirri 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Cory Dolins 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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