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Villanova cruises by DePaul 86-59 in 1st game as No. 1 team

Josh Hart paced a balanced attack on offense. Darryl Reynolds and Daniel Ochefu patrolled the inside. Jalen Brunson and Kris Jenkins pitched in here and there.

In its first game as the nation's No. 1 team, Villanova looked the part in every way.

Hart had 18 points and Reynolds scored 12 of his 14 in the second half, leading the Wildcats to an easy 86-59 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.

"Everyone was talking yesterday about being No. 1 and we just wanted to talk about DePaul," coach Jay Wright said. "I really credit our two seniors, Ryan (Arcidiacono) and Daniel, for their leadership to keep our guys focused. I think we have a pretty mature...