PHILADELPHIA -- Darrun Hilliard II scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to a dominating 77-59 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, preserving the Wildcats' hopes of a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
JayVaughn Pinkston added 13 points, and James Bell and Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 apiece for the Wildcats (28-3, 16-2), who won their sixth straight game while tying the 2005-06 team for second-most wins in program history. Villanova's 16 Big East wins are the most in school history.
The 18-point win marked the largest margin of victory for Villanova in a Big East game between the teams.
Villanova is currently leading Georgetown by 20 points.
Since the 1980-81 season, when Villanova joined the first incarnation of the Big East Conference, the Wildcats' largest margin over victory over the Hoyas has been 15 points (75-60 win on Feb. 5, 2004).