The Wildcats found open shots at will all night long, as they shot 55.1 percent from the field, including making 15-of-26 attempts from beyond the arc.
Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston would lead the way for the Wildcats in the half, scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively, while Ryan Arcidiacono added 9 on 3-of-3 shooting from beyond the arc.
Brandon Young would tally 16 first half points for the Blue Demons, but it would make no difference, as DePaul found themselves in a big hole at the break.
Villanova would remain in command in the second half, growing their lead to as much as 28 before winning by a final score of 87-62.
Hilliard finished with 22 points in the victory, while James Bell scored 16, and Arcidiacono and Pinkston added 14 apiece. Kris Jenkins added 11 off the bench for the Wildcats to round out the scoring, as five Villanova players reached double figure points.
Young would finish with 27 for DePaul in the loss, as the Blue Demons had few answers for the Wildcats all night.
Villanova will next visit #18 Creighton on Sunday, as they look to avenge an earlier loss to the Bluejays this season.
By: Kyle Babcock
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