Villanova's scoring barrages in the NCAA tournament were nearly off the charts and rival the best outings of the past decade, including blowouts by Ohio State, Syracuse and, yes, even DePaul.
2016 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/14W 69-63
- 11/17L 68-62
- 11/20L 76-61
- 11/21L 83-67
- 11/23W 82-78
- 12/2W 82-55
- 12/5W 96-72
- 12/9W 74-71
- 12/12L 66-44
- 12/15L 79-60
- 12/19L 78-70
- 12/2220W 82-61
- 12/30L 70-58
- 1/2L 78-74
- 1/518L 77-72
- 1/9L 74-63
- 1/127L 84-64
- 1/17L 91-80
- 1/20W 57-56
- 1/27L 67-53
- 1/307L 86-65
- 2/211W 77-70
- 2/6L 88-66
- 2/91L 86-59
- 2/17L 80-65
- 2/20L 73-60
- 2/25W 83-75
- 2/27L 87-66
- 3/13L 83-62
- 3/5L 80-66
- 3/9L 70-53
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The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera scored 15 of his 20 points in the second half and Georgetown pulled away from DePaul for a 70-53 victory Wednesday night in the first round of the Big East Tournament.
Providence teammates Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, Villanova's Josh Hart and Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead are all unanimous selections to the All-Big East team.
Isaiah Whitehead made 10 of 15 shots, including six 3-pointers, for a career high 33 points and Seton Hall wrapped up the regular season on Saturday by rolling to an 80-66 win over DePaul.
Kris Jenkins scored 14 straight points and a career-high 31 overall, leading No. 3 Villanova to an 83-62 romp over DePaul on Tuesday night and the outright Big East championship.
No. 3 Villanova cruising at home
Kris Jenkins scored 20 points in the opening half, including 14 consecutive for the Wildcats, to help Villanova to a 51-33 edge at intermission. Nova shot 67.9 percent in the first half. Follow live
Why the Big East still has doubters
- The Big East's record against the BPI top 50 is strong, but the league is just 3-11 vs. BPI top 25 non-conference foes.
- Since realignment (2013-14), Xavier is the only team to reach the Sweet 16. Villanova has been bounced twice in the Round of 32.
- Current Big East schools haven't reached the Final Four since Butler in 2011. The last national title was won by Villanova in 1985.
Ben Bentil scored 16 of his 28 points in the second half and Providence got a much-needed win, pulling away from DePaul for an 87-66 win on Saturday.
Billy Garrett Jr. had 19 points and 10 assists, Myke Henry added 17 points and eight rebounds and DePaul beat St. John's 83-75 on Thursday night.
Haanif Cheatham made four 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Marquette defeated DePaul 73-60 on Saturday.
Federico Mussini scored all of his 17 points in the second half and St. John's ended its 16-game losing streak with an 80-65 victory over DePaul on Wednesday night.
Josh Hart scored 18 points and No. 1 Villanova celebrated its first game as the nation's top team with an 86-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
No. 1 Villanova cruising past DePaul
The Wildcats are showing no jitters in their first game as the No. 1 team in the country, leading DePaul by more than 20 early in the second half. Follow live
Cole Huff scored a season-high 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting as Creighton dominated DePaul 88-66 on Saturday.
Myke Henry had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and DePaul held off No. 11 Providence for a surprising 77-70 victory Tuesday night.
No. 11 Providence falls to DePaul
Myke Henry netted a game-high 27 points to go with 11 rebounds as DePaul held on for a 77-70 victory. The Blue Demons had lost 39 straight games to top-15 opponents. Box score
Trevon Bluiett scored 15 points and No. 7 Xavier used an impressive burst spanning the halves to put away DePaul for an 86-65 victory on Saturday.
Roosevelt Jones scored 23 points and Butler defeated DePaul 67-53 on Wednesday night.
Myke Henry had 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Billy Garrett Jr. added 14 points, including a conventional 3-point play with 1.1 seconds left, to help DePaul beat Marquette 57-56 Wednesday night.
Isaiah Zierden hit eight 3-pointers and scored 31 points, both career highs, and Creighton beat DePaul 91-80 on Sunday.
Trevon Bluiett scored a career-high 24 points -- 19 in the first half -- and No. 7 Xavier pulled away for an 84-64 victory over DePaul on Tuesday.
D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera and L.J. Peak scored 17 points apiece and Georgetown hit 11 3-pointers to beat DePaul for the second time in 10 days, 74-63 on Saturday.
Kellen Dunham snapped out of his shooting slump with 24 points, and No. 18 Butler edged DePaul 77-72 on Tuesday night.