Villanova dropped to #5 in the recent ESPN/USA Today rankings behind West Virginia but traveled to Morgantown to "upset" the #4 team 82-75.
Scottie Reynolds led the way for Villanova (21-2, 10-1) with 21 points and moved into 4th place on Villanova's all-time Scoring List. Villanova used an early streak in the first half to gain an eleven point edge at the intermission. The Wildcats used excellent outside shooting from the outside, hitting at a 57% clip (29-51) including 5-11 from behind the three-point arc (46%).
The disparity in the game came at the charity stripe. 'Nova nailed 19 of 22 free throws, while West Virginia only hit 18 in 32 opportunities as the Wildcats rebounded from their first conference loss over the weekend against Georgetown. Villanova also out-rebounded the Mountaineer, 37-27.
Corey Fisher added 17 points and Antonio Pena had 10 points and 9 boards.
Villanova returns to game action on Saturday when they take on Providence from the Wachovia Center.