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The Wildcats took down Penn to earn a share of Harry Perretta’s 17th Big 5 championship.

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Happy Thursday Nova Nation! Last night the Villanova legend, Harry Perretta, won his 17th Big 5 Title as the Wildcats beat Penn to earn a share of the championship. Perretta, who is retiring at the end of this season, finishes with 122 Big 5 wins to just 40 losses.

Mary Gedaka continues a stellar senior season, scoring 21 points to jump her into 14th place All-Time with 1,307 career points. Maddy Siegrist continued her phenomenal freshman campaign with her ninth 20+ point game of the season.

The Women’s team is now up to 10-7 on the season, including a 4-2 record in Big East play. That has them sitting in 3rd place with a home game against Georgetown coming up this weekend.

Congratulations again to the Women’s team on earning the Big 5 title, now onto bringing home some Big East brass!

In other “news”, Jay Wright interviews Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels, a countdown of the best Villanova players of the decade, and a look forward to UConn. Enjoy!

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Villanova Women’s Basketball

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The Villanova Wildcats clinched a share of the Big Five Women’s Championship with a 70 – 58 win over the University of Pennsylvania in the final season for Coach Harry Perretta. Winning a part of the title has meaning for Perretta and the Wildcats.

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