PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Darrun Hilliard scored 15 points and Josh Hart had 13 to help No. 7 Villanova avenge its worst game of the season with a 69-53 win over No. 24 Georgetown on Saturday.
The Hoyas thumped the Wildcats (21-2, 8-2 Big East) by 20 in the first game on Jan. 19. In the second matchup of the longtime conference rivals, the Wildcats raced to a 17-point lead and never looked back in their fourth straight win. They’ve won eight of nine and have played up to their billing as the preseason Big East favorite.READ MORE: Preparations Underway For The Salute To America Independence Day Parade In Philadelphia
Villanova upset Georgetown in the 1985 national championship game and wore ’85 throwback uniforms for a game that featured selected highlights from that “Perfect Game” playing on the big screen.
The Wildcats made a few more for this season’s reel. Hilliard and Dylan Ennis hit consecutive 3s for a 12-7 lead that sparked the rout.READ MORE: Suspect Arrested Following Fatal Stabbing In Wissahickon: Philadelphia Police
L.J. Peak scored 15 points for the Hoyas (15-8, 7-5). With losses this week to Providence and Villanova, the Hoyas are sure to fall out of the Top 25.Chick-Fil-A Earns Top Spot For Customer Satisfaction In America For Eighth Straight Year: Report
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