#15 Villanova clawed back from an 8-point deficit to beat Temple by 17 and win the Big 5 title for the 3rd time in 4 years. This was the last non-conference game for 'Nova (12-1) as they enter Big East play on New Year's Day at Marquette.
Corey Fisher provided a very needed spark off the bench scoring 8 points in 70 seconds to give 'Nova the lead for good with 12 minutes to play in the second half. Fisher led the Wildcats with 23 points on 7-8 shooting including 4-4 from behind the arc; this tied his career high.
Dante Cunningham added 12 and is sitting on 942 career points as a Villanovan.
- Dwayne Anderson, Dante Cunningham, and Shane Clark finish their Villanova careers with a 15-1 record in the Big East.
- Villanova has won 23 consecutive games at The Pavilion. The last loss was against DePaul on January 17, 2007