While Villanova was ranked No. 6 heading into Wednesday's game and taking on a DePaul team in flux, coach Jay Wright didn't want his team looking ahead to its next two games, at Creighton and Providence.

"We have leaders, and we constantly talk to them about one game at a time," Wright said.

It turned out Wright didn't have to worry too much about his team's looking ahead. Villanova (22-2, 10-1 Big East) was hot from beyond the arc, hitting 15 three-pointers on their way to dominating the Blue Demons, 87-62.

The Wildcats came out hot, knocking down seven of their first 11 shots. 'Nova took control of the game midway through the first half when, up by four, guard James Bell nailed a three leading to an 11-0 Wildcats run. At halftime, 'Nova was up, 48-31. And as they did in their last three wins, the Wildcats came out strong in the second half with a 13-3 surge.

While Bell hit the shot that lifted the Wildcats on the first burst, uncharacteristically he had only a supporting role in this win. Guard Darrun Hilliard set the tone with 22 points, and he was thankful for the trust in him that was displayed Wednesday.

"Just knowing my teammates and coaches have confidence in me," Hilliard said. "I can shoot the ball whenever I feel like it, and if I miss a shot I don't have to worry about missing the next one."

Hilliard was 5 for 7 on threes as the Wildcats went 15 for 25 overall. It was the 13th time this year 'Nova had at least 10 three-pointers.

"It came from extra passes," Wright said. "I think we passed up good shots, and we got great shots. That is something good teams do. We did that well tonight."

Guard Ryan Arcidiacono went 5 for 6, including four threes, on his way to 14 points. Forward JayVaughn Pinkston was 4 of 6 for 14 points in addition to a season-high 11 rebounds.