VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Penn made the necessary stops in the second half to slice a 22-point deficit to nine. The Quakers simply failed to make the baskets they needed to pull off a monumental upset.
Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points and No. 14 Villanova overcame a 7:29 scoreless stretch to open the second half in beating Penn 77-54 on Wednesday night.
The Wildcats shot only 26 percent after halftime and needed 3-point sprees to open and close the game to put away pesky Penn.