MBB Minute: Monday Wins for Georgetown, Villanova

Markel Starks scored a game-high 26 points to lead Georgetown to its second straight win.

Markel Starks scored a game-high 26 points to lead Georgetown to its second straight win.

Feb. 4, 2014

Villanova picked up its 20th win of the season and Georgetown garnered a road victory Monday night. Both teams got strong offensive contributions from their backcourts.

The Wildcats are 20-2 after an 81-58 victory over Xavier at The Pavilion. James Bell and Darrun Hilliard led a 53-point second half. Bell scored 21 of his 27 points and Hilliard had 15 of his 17 after halftime.

Semaj Christon led the Musketeers with 17 points.

Villanova notched its 9th 20-win campaign in the last 13 seasons.

Georgetown played a strong second half and pulled away for a 71-59 victory at DePaul. Markel Starks scored a game-high 26 points and D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera added 17 points.

Tuesday's schedule has St. John's at Providence and Butler at Marquette. Both games are on FOX Sports 1.