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Wildcats Face Tough Foe in DePaul Wednesday Night
Laura Sweeney

Jan. 9, 2013

Game Notes

VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Wildcats return home for the first time in 19 days when they play host to DePaul in a Big East battle on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Villanova enters play 11-2 overall and 1-0 in Big East play, while the Blue Demons are 12-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play.

DePaul has had the upper hand against Villanova through the years. Entering play on Wednesday evening, DePaul leads the all-time series by a 7-1 count. Villanova's only win over DePaul came on Feb. 14, 2009, when the Wildcats tallied a 50-46 victory.

The Last Meeting
February 8, 2012
Chicago, Ill.
Wildcats Fall at No. 22 DePaul, 79-73
In women's basketball action on Wednesday, Feb. 8, the Villanova Wildcats fell to the No. 22 DePaul Blue Demons by a score of 79-73. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 15-9 overall and 5-6 in Big East play, while DePaul improves to 18-7 overall and 6-5 in league play.

In the last two games, Laura Sweeney is 17-of-27 (.629) from the field for a combined 37 points. Against Dartmouth on Dec. 30, she tallied 22 points on 10-of-14 shooting (2-of-4 from three-point range). At Cincinnati on Sunday, Sweeney had 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting.

Villanova is coming off its fifth game this season with single digit turnovers. In Sunday's win over Cincinnati, the Wildcats were charged with nine turnovers. This is the third time in the last four games that Villanova has had a single digit turnover game. Entering play against DePaul, Villanova leads the country in fewest turnovers per game at 11.0.

The Wildcats are led by Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (12.3 ppg.), rebounding (5.5 rpg.), field goal percentage (.580), steals (31) and blocks (20). Senior guard Rachel Roberts ranks second in scoring at 9.8 points per game, while freshman Caroline Coyer has a team-best 39 assists.