Daniel Ochefu scored 11 points and Darrun Hilliard had 10 points to help the Wildcats (7-4) win their third straight game. Villanova played for the first time since it announced it was one of seven Big East schools separating from the conference so they can build a league focused on basketball.
The Wildcats improved their career record against Delaware to 11-0.
Pinkston hit a 3 in the second half to give Villanova a 10-point lead and Hilliard added one a short time later to make it 46-35. The long-range shots helped the Wildcats build an 18-point lead.
The Wildcats hit 10 of 24 3-point attempts. Villanova outrebounded Delaware 43-27 and dominated on the offensive glass.
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Maryland point guard Melo Trimble has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to College Park for his junior season, sources told ESPN.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.