Marquette, Carlino take hard fall at #7 Villanova, 70-52

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Arcidiacono scored 18 points and Darrun Hilliard had 12 to lead No. 7 Villanova to a 70-52 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.

Daniel Ochefu grabbed nine rebounds and Josh Hart scored 11 points in the latest romp for Villanova (20-2, 7-2 Big East). The Wildcats shook off a slow start to roll past the Golden Eagles (10-12, 2-8) and send them to their sixth straight loss.

Marquette’s Matt Carlino scored nine points and sat out a few minutes after a hard fall on his head in the second half.

Villanova led by as many as 24 points in its final tuneup before a rematch with No. 24 Georgetown. The Hoyas thumped the Wildcats by 20 on Jan. 19.

Arcidiacono hit four of Villanova’s 11 3-pointers and Hart and Phil Booth each added two.