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Villanova Basketball Throw Back Thursday: December 1st

No surprise, but early December is full of Big 5 victories

villanova logo vintage old 1985

Hey look, a new weekly segment! Every Thursday we’ll take a look back at that day in Villanova Basketball to remember the good times (and possibly not so good times). We’ll look at some numbers, opponents, highlight a game or two, and use this as a place for NovaNation to relive some of their favorite games. We’ve pulled games from the last 60+ years, all the way back to 1950, so there should be something for everyone. Let’s get to it!

December 1st

Overall Record: 12-1, the only loss coming at home to Temple back in 1990.

Most Frequent Opponent: Penn, St. Joe’s, and Temple (all twice). Early December is Big 5 season.

Most Interesting Opponent: Alaska-Anchorage, the 1985 defending national champs took down the host school of The Great Alaska Shootout tournament 71-52.

Highlighted Game: Let’s go all the way back to 2015, when Villanova dismantled St. Joe’s on Hawk Hill 86-72 en route to the National Championship. They’ll look to do the same this weekend when they host their rival for the “Holy War.”

Villanova’s December 1st Games Since 1950

  • 2015, @ St. Joe’s, W, 86-72
  • 2012, @ Vanderbilt, W, 62-52
  • 2007, vs Penn, W, 87-61
  • 2001, vs Bucknell, W, 69-45
  • 1998, vs St. Joe’s, W, 61-49
  • 1996, vs Tulane (neutral), W, 85-70
  • 1993, vs American, W, 94-62
  • 1990, vs Temple, L, 57-70
  • 1987, vs Penn, W, 84-55
  • 1985, @ Alaska-Anchorage, W, 71-52
  • 1984, vs Temple (neutral), W, 68-65
  • 1981, @ St. Francis (NY), W, 93-63
  • 1973, vs Richmond, W, 71-58

So what was your favorite game on December 1st?