7:00 PM ET, December 29, 2008
The Pavilion (Villanova), Villanova, Pennsylvania
VILLANOVA, Pa. -- No championship banner hangs in the rafters, no rings are awarded for the sweep.The only way Villanova is recognized as the top team in the Philadelphia area is with those four W's every year on the schedule.Temple is the latest loser on the Wildcats' run of Big 5 dominance.
• Temple led by three at halftime and stretched its lead to 32-24 before going 11½ minutes without a field goal to allow Villanova to take the lead.
• Both teams struggled from the field in the first half, combining to shoot 18-of-50.
• Villanova has beat Temple in the teams' last four meetings and has won 18 of its last 19 Big 5 games.
• Wildcats forward Dante Cunningham has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||15-48 (.313)||20-50 (.400)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-14 (.286)||8-17 (.471)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-14 (.786)||14-17 (.824)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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