Villanova is a strong favorite tonight when it hosts Saint Joseph's in the annual Holy War. The Wildcats should win it.
In fact, it has been a while since there has been an upset in the series. The Hawks did have their chances at upsets the last two seasons. And the young Wildcats played a terrific game against St. Joe’s great 2003-04 team. But the favorite keeps winning, at least lately.
The coaches grew up around here. So they know the history and take nothing for granted.
“The first St. Joe-Villanova game I ever went to at the Palestra, St. Joe’s shaved their heads,” Wright said. “I had never seen that before. It blew my mind. I thought it was the coolest thing I ever saw.”