Villanova Shows Their Potential In Blowout Win Over DePaul
Villanova‘s biggest strength this year has been the balance that it possesses in its offense. In no game was that more apparent than tonight, as they scored a blazing 87 points in a complete dismantling of DePaul.
When you look at the box score, no one really blows you away with high point totals, there’s no one man show — what you have is an offense that passes the ball with ease and spreads the wealth better than a very charitable millionaire. Yet again, Villanova had four players almost reaching double figures in under 30 minutes and even in a game where recent star James Bell struggled, the rest of the team was able to pick up the slack without a problem.
This game is just a perfect example of what Villanova can be moving forward and why they are in a great position to land a one or two seed in the NCAA tournament. When you have a team that can share the ball as well as this team can and you have a team that has so many weapons, it would make North Korea jealous; you have a team that is poised for a very special run this season. If you stop Bell, you have Ryan Arcidiacono. If you stop JayVaughn Pinkston, you have Darrun Hilliard; simply put, this is not a team that you can easily make a game plan against.
Sure, in the end it is just a win over DePaul, but even in a game where there might have been some overlooking to their big showdown this weekend against Creighton, this Villanova team was able to completely dismantle a DePaul team that had absolutely no answers. Tonight showed the power that Villanova can play with and the balance that will make them a difficult out in the tournament.
DePaul shouldn’t feel bad — very few teams have been able to figure out the very complex, very well run Villanova offense this season.