Dec. 16, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - Junior guard Darrun Hilliard picked up a pair of honors Monday when he was tabbed Philadelphia Big Five Player of the Week along with being named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll.
In Sunday's 73-52 victory over Big Five rival La Salle Hilliard (Bethlehem, Pa./Liberty High School) led all scorers with 21 points. He was 6-of-11 from the field and 8-of-9 at the free throw line in producing his highest point total thus far this season. In addition, the 6-6 guard contributed four steals, two rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot in 26 minutes of action.
Also on Monday, Villanova (10-0 overall) climbed two spots in both national polls. The Wildcats are listed at No. 8 in the Associated Press tally - their highest ranking since January 2011 - and No.. 12 in the USA Today Coaches poll.
The Wildcats are idle until Saturday when Rider (5-4 overall, 0-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) pays a visit to the Pavilion (4:00 p.m./Fox Sports 1).
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