No. 2 Villanova meets Penn at the Palestra in the teams' Big Five opener

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Villanova's Josh Hart (3) talks with head coach Jay Wright during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Michigan in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena, Thursday Nov. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C.

Villanova at Penn

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m., the Palestra

TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet; WTEL-AM (610), WXPN-FM (88.5)

Records: Villanova, 6-0, ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll; Penn, 2-2. This is the Big Five opener for both teams.

Coaches: Villanova, Jay Wright (16th season, 360-157; overall 482-242); Penn, Steve Donahue (second season, 13-19; overall 213-233).

Series: Villanova leads, 46-17, and has won 13 straight games.

Last meeting: Villanova won 77-57 at the Pavilion, Dec. 28, 2015.

Points per game: Villanova, 78.2; Penn, 71.0.

Opponents’ points per game: Villanova, 61.7; Penn, 64.8.

Villanova probable starters:

G Josh Hart, 6-5, Sr., 18.2 ppg., 5.8 rpg.

G Jalen Brunson, 6-2 ½, Soph., 11.8 ppg., 3.3 apg.

G/F Mikal Bridges, 6-7, Soph., 11.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg.

F Kris Jenkins, 6-6, Sr., 12.3 ppg., 3.8 rpg.

F Darryl Reynolds, 6-9, Sr., 4.5 ppg., 6.3 rpg.

Key reserves

F Eric Paschall, 6-7, Soph., 8.7 ppg.

G Donte DiVincenzo, 6-5, Soph., 7.5 ppg.

G Phil Booth, 6-3, Jr., 5.7 ppg.

Penn probable starters

G Caleb Wood, 6-4, Jr., 13.8 ppg., 3.5 rpg.

G Jackson Donahue, 6-0, Soph., 7.0 ppg., 3.0 apg.

G Matt MacDonald, 6-5, Jr., 4.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg.

G Matt Howard, 6-4, Sr., 13.0 ppg., 6.5 rpg.

F A.J. Brodeur, 6-8, Fr., 13.8 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 2.3 bpg.

Key reserves

G Darnell Foreman, 6-1, Jr., 6.0 ppg.

F Max Rothschild, 6-8, Soph., 5.0 ppg.

G Tyler Hamilton, 6-4, Soph., 2.8 ppg.

About Villanova: The Wildcats are coming off a five-day break after playing their first six games in a span of 13 days. … They are shooting 48.8 percent from the field and 38.1 percent from three-point range, while knocking down an average of 9.8 threes. … Villanova averages the fewest turnovers (9.5 per game) among Big East teams. … Hart, a national player of the year candidate, posted his first double-double of the season, 13 points and 11 rebounds, in last Wednesday’s 63-47 victory over the College of Charleston at the Pavilion. … Jenkins needs 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career. … Booth has missed the last three games with left knee inflammation; he is considered to be a game-time decision Tuesday night.

About Penn: The Quakers, who are playing their home opener, are coming off a disappointing 70-68 loss Saturday at Navy, going scoreless over the last 5 minutes, 21 seconds of the game. … They are shooting 46.1 percent from the floor and 38.8 percent from beyond the arc while averaging 9.5 threes per game. … Penn has forced 15.5 turnovers but is committing an average of 14.8. … Wood, a transfer from Lassen Community College in California, is averaging 17 points in his last three games and shooting 59.1 percent from three-point range. … Brodeur became the first freshman since Tony Price in 1976 to post a double-double in his first collegiate game – 23 points and 11 rebounds against Robert Morris.

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