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Big East stunner — and shocker — as Villanova smashes DePaul by 26

Villanova was all business in the opening frame as its offense was clicking on all cylinders and its defense was lock down on DePaul — the Blue Demons only scored 5 points in the quarter. With momentum on its side, the Wildcats ran away with the win.

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Villanova, PA — Coming off a two-game losing streak and most notably giving up the “Big 5” title on Wednesday night, the Villanova Wildcats dominated in a Big East conference match-up against the DePaul Blue Demons in an 84-58 victory on Friday night.

The Wildcats were led by top performers Alex Louin and Adrianna Hahn, as they both posted 17 points. The Blue Demons noticed that these two were a force to be reckoned with, but were unable to stop the duo all night.

Louin, the team’s leader in rebounds, ended with nine rebounds, while Hahn became the 28th player in Villanova’s women’s basketball history to hit 1,000 career points.

“In the Big East, everyone is so good. You can lose any game and you can win any game,” Hahn commented. “Anything can happen so we didn’t expect to lose to Butler or to St. John’s, but that is just how it works.”

Villanova jumped out to a seven-point lead at tip-off, and they just didn’t stop. The Wildcats led by as many as 20 points in the second quarter, while the Wildcats held DePaul, the number one 3-point shooting team in the nation, to just 30 percent from behind the arc.

Villanova head coach Harry Perretta was stoked that his team held DePaul to five points on 14.3 percent shooting in the first quarter.

“I think what happened was when you get the lead on somebody, you get tight and miss shots,” Perretta said.

DePaul had a rough night, with only two players hit double-digits. Kelly Campbell posted 12 points and nine rebounds, while Amarah Coleman added 13 points.

Villanova ended with four players in double-digits, including Mary Gedaka (14 pts), Megan Quinn (10 pts), Hahn, and Louin.

With the loss, the Blue Demons snapped their four-game Big East conference win streak.

Villanova defeats BIG EAST rival DePaul in 84-58 victory.

Posted by Swish Appeal on Friday, January 19, 2018