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Bell, Ochefu keep No. 6 Villanova perfect in Big East, romps past DePaul 88-62

  • Villanova's Jay Vaughn Pinkston, right, and DePaul's Durrell McDonald scramble for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game onSaturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Villanova's Jay Vaughn Pinkston, right, and DePaul's Durrell McDonald scramble for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game onSaturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Villanova's Daniel Ochefu (23) drives to the basket past DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Villanova's Daniel Ochefu (23) drives to the basket past DePaul's Tommy Hamilton IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)  (The Associated Press)

  • Villanova's Dylan Ennis (31) and DePaul's Sandi Marcius (55) fight for a rebound under the Villanova basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

    Villanova's Dylan Ennis (31) and DePaul's Sandi Marcius (55) fight for a rebound under the Villanova basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)  (The Associated Press)

James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and No. 6 Villanova won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul on Saturday.

The Wildcats (16-1, 5-0 Big East) made a whopping 19 of 26 shots (73 percent) in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference. Villanova tied a season low with five turnovers.

Daniel Ochefu had 14 points and six rebounds, and Josh Hart hit three 3-pointers and scored 13 points for the Wildcats.

The Blue Demons (10-9, 2-4) entered on a rare two-game conference winning streak, but failed to get three straight for the first time since 2006-07. Brandon Young led them with 13 points.