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Villanova Wildcats defeat Syracuse Orange: National Media Coverage

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Villanova passed their "test" and luckily we won't have to hear the national experts say the obvious comments of "well Villanova can't beat a team who is shooting well..." <hello 2013-14 Creighton>.

Regardless, Villanova's victory made headlines. Here are some of them...

Villanova-Syracuse rivalry lives on | Philly.com
Were Villanova fans going to storm the court just for forcing overtime? It was that kind of Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. The home team trailed for all but 24 seconds of regulation. The visiting team was Syracuse.

No. 7 Villanova’s wild rally forces OT, where they beat Syracuse (VIDEO) | CollegeBasketballTalk
Not surprising, considering Gus Johnson is on the call.

Villanova coach Jay Wright made some incorrect assumptions about Syracuse basketball team | syracuse.com
Villanova coach Jay Wright expected the Wildcats' pressure defense to do much more damage against Syracuse than it did.

Villanova stuns Syracuse in OT to remain undefeated | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
When Villanova carried an undefeated record into Syracuse a season ago, the Orange were a much different team...

Instant Replay: Villanova 82, Syracuse 77 (OT) | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
This Villanova team is anything but soft. Facing their first loss of the season, the Wildcats rallied all the way back from a 15-point deficit to down Syracuse in overtime, 82-77, Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center.

Villanova Rallies In 82-77 Overtime Win Over Syracuse | CBS Philly
JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.

Improbable comeback keeps Villanova undefeated | Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The Wildcats rallied from five down in the final 15 seconds to force overtime and defeat Syracuse.

Late Night Snacks: Villanova survives Syracuse while UNC, SMU get big wins | CollegeBasketballTalk
It's already been a busy day in college hoops, with two buzzer-beaters and two ranked teams already going down.

Villanova passes Syracuse's overtime test | ESPN
They used to call this Monday in the old Big East. OK, maybe "Big Monday," but the combo white knuckler/brass knuckles battle Villanova and Syracuse staged on Saturday afternoon wasn’t anything out of the ordinary.