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Villanova Basketball looks for revenge against Big 5 Champs

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The Wildcats can avenge their loss and take another step in reclaiming the Big 5 title tonight at the Finn.

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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Isn’t it great when you don’t have to wait a full week for a game? Villanova will take on Penn tonight at the Pavilion. This may be a very different team from last year’s squad, but that doesn’t make this any less of a revenge game. After 25 consecutive Big 5 wins, Penn was finally the team to knock out Villanova and claim the Big 5 Title. Now the Wildcats have a chance to avenge that loss and continue towards their goal of reclaiming their Big 5 dominance and win a city series record tying 27th Big 5 Championship.

On top of that Villanova needs to continue growing as a team, and Penn is a great team to test that against this season. The Quakers are by no means a “great” team, but they are capable of taking down good teams. They already have wins this season against Alabama, Providence, and UCF. They also beat La Salle by 16, where Villanova only won by 11. The Wildcats will still be huge favorites heading into tonight’s game though, and that brings us to today’s Game Day poll. KenPom.com has Villanova as 14 point favorites tonight, so our question is will the Wildcats cover that spread?

Poll

What will be the final margin of victory in tonight’s game against Penn?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Villanova will win by more than 14 points
    (126 votes)
  • 68%
    Villanova will win by 14 points or less
    (322 votes)
  • 4%
    Penn will win
    (22 votes)
470 votes total Vote Now

In other “news”, Jalen Brunson is one of the most memorable players of the decade, Eric Paschall and Omari Spellman continue to be key pieces of the Warriors wave of young players, and Villanova Women’s Basketball is back at it tonight against Drexel. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

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Temple's Quinton Rose earned his way to both AAC and Big 5 player of the week honors.

Villanova vs Penn

Penn faces tough test vs No. 23 Nova | WTOP
Penn (5-3) vs. No. 23 Villanova (5-2) Finneran Pavilion, Villanova, Pennsylvania; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 23 Villanova presents a tough…

No. 23 Villanova has hands full with Penn | Yahoo! Sports
The No. 23-ranked Villanova Wildcats will continue their run in Big 5 action when they host rival Pennsylvania on Wednesday. Villanova improved to 5-2 following a hard-fought 83-72 win over La Salle Sunday in the first of four Big 5 games. The Wildcats had their 25-game Big 5 winning streak snapped

Penn Poses Next Big Five Test For the Wildcats | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova hosts Penn at Finneran Pavilion Wednsday night

NBA Wildcats

Eric Paschall continues to shine despite Warriors’ struggles | Rookie Wire
After reclaiming the worst record in the NBA, the emergence of Eric Paschall has been a bright spot for the Golden State Warriors.

Fantasy NBA Daily Notes - Eric Paschall keeps shining | ESPN
Eric Paschall has been an unexpected bright spot this season for the Golden State Warriors and fantasy teams, and he remains available in most ESPN leagues.

The challenges De’Andre Hunter and Omari Spellman are navigating in NBA | The Athletic
De’Andre Hunter is adjusting to losing games in his rookie season, while Omari Spellman has moved on after being traded this summer.

Villanova Women’s Basketball

Women's Basketball Returns to Action Wednesday at Drexel | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova will travel into Philadelphia on Wednesday, Dec. 4, to take on the Drexel Dragons. The Wildcats enter play having won three straight with a 3-3 record.