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No. 10 Villanova says perfect behind balanced scoring, romps city rival Saint Joseph's 74-46

  • Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard II (4) dunks the ball from a pass by guard Phil Booth (5) as Saint Joseph's guard Aaron Brown (2) tries to defend during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard II (4) dunks the ball from a pass by guard Phil Booth (5) as Saint Joseph's guard Aaron Brown (2) tries to defend during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Villanova guard Josh Hart (3) puts up the shot with Saint Joseph's forward Javon Baumann (34) defending during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Villanova guard Josh Hart (3) puts up the shot with Saint Joseph's forward Javon Baumann (34) defending during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

  • Villanova forward JayVaughn Pinkston (22) shoots over Saint Joseph's guard Aaron Brown (2) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Villanova forward JayVaughn Pinkston (22) shoots over Saint Joseph's guard Aaron Brown (2) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, in Villanova. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)  (The Associated Press)

Josh Hart scored 12 points and Phil Booth and Darrun Hilliard each had 11 to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 74-46 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday.

The Wildcats (8-0) scored the first eight points, led by 15 only 6 minutes into the game and treated the rest of it like a glorified exhibition against one of their biggest rivals.

Villanova thumped Saint Joseph's 98-68 last year and has remained the class of Philadelphia's six Division I teams.

Without a true No. 1 scorer, the Wildcats continue to play solid team ball under coach Jay Wright. Up 25 in the second half, no Wildcat had hit double-digit scoring.

Ryan Arcidiacono scored the first basket of the second half and became the ninth Wildcat to score.

DeAndre Bembry led the Hawks (4-4) with 13 points.