Villanova's Big 5 dominance

Is Villanova ever going to lose another Big 5 game?

The Wildcats  have now won 19 of their last 20 City Series matchups after last night's 103-65 victory over Penn. The Quakers have lost their lost seven meetings to Villanova.

With 7 minutes remaining, the lead was 48. The biggest margin of victory in any Big 5 game is 41, by Villanova over La Salle in 2005. There was, of course, the imfamous 43-pointer by ’Nova over Penn in the 1971 East Regional final, but that doesn’t officially count. The 103 marked the most points Villanova has ever scored against Penn, and tied for third-most the ’Cats ever scored in a Big 5 game.

The Wildcats may be young off the bench, but they are really talented, really deep and only figure to get better in 2010.

The fact that all the 'Cats' Big 5 games are before Christmas might make them vulnerable, but I don't see it at the moment.


Nov. 28, LaSalle at Villanova (Pavilion)

Dec. 9, Villanova vs. Saint Joseph's (Palestra)

Dec. 13, Villanova at Temple (Liacouras Center)