VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) _ Kim Mackie scored 16 points and Brianne Stepherson scored 13 as No. 24 Boston College used a stifling defense to gain a 60-40 win over Villanova Wednesday night.

The Eagles (15-3, 6-1 Big East) held Villanova (10-7, 4-3) to just two field goals over an 11-minute stretch in the second half, going on a 20-5 run to open up a 46-28 lead with 7:35 left in the game.

The Wildcats were just 14-of-53 (26 percent) from the field and were even worse from beyond the 3-point arc, making just 5-of-27 (19 percent).

Nicole Conway had 11 points for Boston College, which has won four in a row and 12 of its last 13.

Katie Davis scored 15 points and Mimi Riley had 11 for Villanova, which has lost two in a row, both against ranked opponents, by a combined 53 points. Davis and Riley were a combined 9-of-20 from the field while their teammates were 5-of-33.

After a 3-pointer by Davis cut Villanova's deficit to three points, 26-23, the Eagles went on their 20-5 run with Stepherson scoring nine.