Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Villanova 79, DePaul 75
When: 8:30 PM ET, Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Where: Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania
Officials: # Tony Chiazza, # John Gaffney, # Evan Burroughs
Attendance: 6500

Collin Gillespie scored 21 points, Saddiq Bey added 18 and No. 14 Villanova held off visiting DePaul 79-75 in overtime Tuesday.

Jermaine Samuels contributed 15 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats, who improved to 13-3 overall and 4-1 in the Big East.

It was the third win in a row for Villanova.

In addition, the Wildcats defeated DePaul for the 19th consecutive time.

Charlie Moore hit two free throws to pull DePaul within 75-74 with 6.4 seconds remaining in overtime.

Gillespie, who hit six free throws in overtime, was then fouled with 3.3 seconds left and made both for a 77-74 advantage.

Moore led DePaul with a season-high 29 points, while Paul Reed added 18 points and 15 rebounds for his 12th double-double. Jaylen Butz had 16 points.

The Blue Demons fell to 12-5 and 0-4 in the conference. They were 12-1 before Big East play began.

DePaul jumped out to a 21-8 lead following a tip-in by Nick Ongenda with 11:03 remaining in the first half.

After the Blue Demons went ahead 28-18, Villanova responded with an 8-0 run to close within 28-26.

Cole Swider then hit a pair of free throws and Bey scored in the paint for a 30-28 Villanova lead with 33 seconds left.

After Villanova moved ahead by six early in the second half, Butz knocked down a short jumper in the lane to cut the lead to 40-36.

When Butz scored again in the lane, the game was tied at 40 with 14:01 left.

Gillespie later made a trey and Robinson-Earl drove to the basket for a layup as the Wildcats pulled ahead 48-43. After an empty possession by DePaul, Robinson-Earl scored again and the Wildcats held their biggest lead at that point at 50-43.

Reed threw down consecutive dunks and the Blue Demons closed within 54-49 with 7:11 to go.

Bey responded with a dunk and a 3-pointer and Villanova extended its advantage back to double figures at 59-49 with 5:01 left.

But DePaul eventually made seven straight shots at the end of regulation highlighted by Moore's driving layup with 8.4 seconds remaining to tie the game at 67.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
DePaul   Villanova
Charlie Moore 29 Scoring Collin Gillespie 21
Charlie Moore 6 Assists Saddiq Bey 4
Paul Reed 15 Rebounds Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 13
Charlie Moore 4 Free Throws Made Collin Gillespie 9
Paul Reed 5 Steals Jermaine Samuels 4
Nick Ongenda 2 Blocks Jeremiah Robinson-Earl 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
DePaul 75 47.7 7-18 6-10 13 34 7 10 17
Villanova 79 43.1 11-28 18-21 15 28 3 7 14