Winning At The Cat House

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Villanova head coach Jay Wright. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

When Temple upended Villanova earlier this season, it ended the Wildcats' 16-game winning streak at The Pavilion against City 6 teams.

Villanova, which dropped its first three games to city teams (and four of the first five) after the building opened in 1986, is now 35-12 there all-time against its closest rivals, 26-4 since 1995.

Tuesday night, Saint Joseph's takes its three-game Pavilion losing streak to the main line. The last Hawks team to win there was the undefeated club that would go on to within a whisker of the Final 4 in 2004.

Here is Villanova's record against the other city schools at The Pavilion:

 vs.  Record  
 Losses  Score
 Drexel    8-1  Dec. 9, 2006
 76-  81
 La Salle
   5-5  Dec. 9, 1986
 March 12, 1987 (NIT)  
 Dec. 22, 1988
 Dec. 12, 1990
 Nov. 27, 2001
 86-  93
 84-  86
 74-  79 (ot)
 94-102
 58-  61 (ot)  
 Penn    8-0  —  —
 Saint Joseph's  
   7-2  Dec. 12, 1987
 Feb. 2, 2004
 52-  53
 67-  74
 Temple    7-3  Nov. 24, 1986 (PNIT)
 Dec. 20, 1986
 Nov. 29, 1990
 Dec. 5, 2012
 73-  80
 65-  67 (ot)
 57-  70
 61-  76

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