Villanova, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Kris Jenkins posted 15 points to guide No. 12 Villanova in an 81-44 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday.
Daniel Ochefu had 10 points and nine rebounds while Darrun Hilliard II and Dylan Ennis each gave 10 points for the Wildcats (2-0), who opened their season with a win over Lehigh.
"When we come in here and play like that in the first half, that's tough for an opponent. I think the first half made the difference in the game," Villanova coach Jay Wright said.
Devin Martin had 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Shore Hawks (0-2), who were defeated by Virginia Tech on Friday.
Villanova led this game from start to finish as the team scored 13 of the first 15 points, holding a 13-2 lead on an Ryan Arcidiacono 3-pointer just four minutes in.
The Wildcats had a 10-0 run a bit later and scored the final 15 points of the first half to give the team a 45-14 lead going into the break.
Villanova was on cruise control in the second half as its lead never dipped below 28 points.
This was the first meeting between these two schools ... Villanova shot 56.9 percent ... Maryland-Eastern Shore committed 22 turnovers.