One of the best college basketball games in the country tonight is in our backyard.
No. 8 Villanova plays host to No. 25 Temple at the Pavilion on Villanova's campus. This is a stern test for both teams before they head into conference play next week -- Villanova opening Big East play Sunday at home vs. Rutgers, and the Owls opening Atlantic 10 play on Wednesday vs. Fordham at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
“Their guard play has been extraordinary over the years,” Temple coach Fran Dunphy said about Villanova. “This is really no exception . . . And I think their bigs are playing better.”
Villanova coach Jay Wright said this about the game in today's Daily News: “We’re similar to them,” Wright said. “I think we’re starting to get a feel for who we are and how we want to use people. I think they might be a little bit ahead of us right now, but we’re both at about the same point.”