Villanova vs. DePaul: Recap and Stats

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Villanova vs. DePaul: Recap and Stats
Villanova 94
(14-9, 6-5 away)
DePaul 71
(10-12, 6-9 home)
Venue: Allstate Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 05, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Villanova 40 54 94
DePaul 40 31 71
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Villanova R Arcidiacono 23 M Yarou 7 R Arcidiacono 5
DePaul C Melvin 19 W Clahar 7 B Young 5

Villanova squared off with DePaul on Tuesday, February 5th and easily took down the Blue Demons 94-71 in conference action. The Wildcats were led by Tony Chennault, who put up 10 points plus four rebounds. James Bell also had a great outing, scoring 16 points and adding six rebounds. Worrel Clahar finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Demons. Villanova (14-9, 5-5 Big East) takes on South Florida (10-11, 1-8 Big East) on Saturday, February 9th on their home court.

Villanova Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 5:56 left to go.
  • Villanova started 14-9 during the 2007, 2002, 2001, and 1999 seasons (since 1996).
  • Villanova beat the spread by 20.5 points. That makes the 13th time this season the Wildcats have beaten the spread.
  • This was the 3rd blowout win this season (a win by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, Villanova has been on the winning end of 30 blowout games.
  • The Wildcats have won every game this season (4-0) after recording 10 or more three-pointers.
  • Villanova has won 83% of the time this season (5-1) after committing 13 or fewer turnovers.
  • Villanova has won 75% of the time this season (12-4) when opponents record 71 or fewer total points.
  • This season Villanova has won 71% of the time (5-2) when James Bell plays 32 minutes or more, 71% of the time (10-4) when JayVaughn Pinkston has 4 field goals made or more, and 80% of the time (4-1) when Mouphtaou Yarou has 5 free throws made or more.
  • The Wildcats set season highs for assists (18), field goals made (34), and field goal percentage (0.596).
  • The last time Villanova had a field goal percentage of 59.6% or higher was Jan 29, 2005 against Rutgers.
  • Villanova set a season low for blocks (1).
  • The Wildcats have recorded more rebounds than their opponents for the past 4 games.
  • The top two scorers (Ryan Arcidiacono and Darrun Hilliard) accounted for 42.5% of the points.
  • Ryan Arcidiacono has led the team in scoring in 5 out of 23 games this season.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has led the team in rebounding in 7 out of 23 games this season.
  • This marks the 3rd 20-point game of Ryan Arcidiacono's career.
  • James Bell had a career high with 4 three-pointers.
  • Mouphtaou Yarou has 5 straight double-digit point games.
  • Darrun Hilliard has 7 straight double-digit point games.

DePaul Game Notes

  • This was the 3rd blowout loss this season (a loss by 20 or more points). Over the past 5 seasons, DePaul has been on the losing end of 25 blowout games.
  • This loss extended the Blue Demons losing streak to 7 games.
  • The top two scorers (Cleveland Melvin and Jamee Crockett) accounted for 49.2% of the points.
  • The top two rebounders (Worrel Clahar and Cleveland Melvin) accounted for 44.4% of the rebounds.
  • Cleveland Melvin has led the team in scoring 9 times in 22 games this season.
  • Worrel Clahar has led the team in rebounding 3 times in 22 games this season.
  • Cleveland Melvin has 3 straight double-digit point games.
  • Worrel Clahar set a career high with 3 three-pointers.
  • Brandon Young has 4 straight double-digit point games.
  • Jamee Crockett has 3 straight double-digit point games.
Nova PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Tony Chennault171043101
A+James Bell321661200
AR. Arcidiacono332325004
ADarrun Hilliard301734102
B+Mouphtaou Yarou301171102
B+J. Pinkston271142202
C+Daniel Ochefu23622012
-Achraf Yacoubou6000000
DEP PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
AWorrel Clahar311275000
BC. Melvin321950002
BJamee Crockett291630112
BDonnavan Kirk28341030
B-Brandon Young301115203
-D. McDonald6320002
D+Moses Morgan12301001
DC. McKinney13211003
-Montray Clemons5010001
D-D. Robertson Jr.11010012

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