You wouldn't have known the Villanova guard had practiced once before scoring 14 points in 16 minutes.
Booth scored 14 points after missing seven games with a broken bone in his right hand, and the Wildcats raced out to an 18-point lead in the first half and coasted home.
The Hawks lost to George Mason on a buzzer-beating three-pointer at Hagan Arena.
Booth participated in a full practice for the first time since breaking a bone in his shooting hand on Jan. 23. Coach Jay Wright said he will come off the bench.
Saint Joseph's goes for its fourth straight win when it plays George Mason on Wednesday. Villanova gets a boost to its lineup when DePaul visits the WFC.
After Sunday's loss to Houston, Temple has virtually no margin for error.
The four-team Ivy League tournament in its second season changes the stakes of the regular season in all sorts of ways.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Villanova remained at No. 3 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 despite picking up its third loss of the season.
Saint Joseph's has its first three-game winning streak of the season and made an important move in the Atlantic 10 standings.
Alex Louin scored 20 points for Villanova, and Ashley Russell and Phoebe Sterba racked up 14 points each for Penn on Friday.
To beat No. 4 Xavier, the third-ranked Wildcats must cut down on turnovers, play better on the boards and pay more attention to detail, coach Jay Wright said.
La Salle, Drexel, Villanova, St. Joseph's and Penn will all be playing.
The Big East is scoring at historic rates, but defense is often what wins in March and April.