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Men’s Top 25 capsules: Collin Gillespie scores 30, No. 14 Villanova tops Georgetown 77-65

Villanova's Phil Booth in action during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
Villanova's Phil Booth in action during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in Philadelphia. (Matt Slocum / Associated Press)
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Collin Gillespie hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Paschall had 24 to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East with a 77-65 victory over Georgetown on Sunday in Philadelphia.

The Wildcats (18-4) have won 10 straight games and are 9-0 in the conference for the first time since 2009-10.

The Wildcats got rolling late at their off-campus home, the Wells Fargo Center. They are 32-3 in the building since 2012-13 – and their win percentage boosted by six straight wins over the Hoyas in Philadelphia.

James Akinjo led the Hoyas (14-8, 4-5) with 19 points. Georgetown had averaged 83.2 points on the season yet had no field goals over a 6-minute stretch late in the game.

NO. 17 PURDUE 73, MINNESOTA 63: Carsen Edwards scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half to lead No. 17 Purdue over Minnesota in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Trevion Williams added 16 points and Matt Haarms had 15 points and eight rebounds for the Boilermakers (16-6, 9-2 Big Ten). Purdue moved into a three-way tie with Michigan and Michigan State for the conference lead.

Amir Coffey scored 22 points, Daniel Oturu had 19 points and nine rebounds off the bench, and Jordan Murphy contributed 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Gophers (16-6, 6-5).

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