Sunday, December 13, 2009

Nova at Temple in Big 5 Matchup

Game Notes

TEMPLE (7-2, 0-0 BIG 5) VS. #3 VILLANOVA (9-0, 3-0 BIG 5) • DEC. 13, 2009 • LIACOURAS CENTER

Series: Villanova leads 43-40
At Temple: Temple leads 13-8
At Villanova: Villanova leads 8-6
At Palestra: Series tied 17-17
At Neutral Sites: Temple leads 2-0
Undetermined Sites: Villanova leads 9-3
Streak: Villanova - Four Wins
Last Game: @Villanova 62, Temple 45 (12/29/08)

The top 2 teams in the city square off today at the Liacouras Center in North Philly. It is the 84th meeting between Temple and Villanova. 'Nova is ranked number 3 in the nation and has won 21 of its last 22 in the city series. Temple is 7-2 and has turned into one the premier defensive teams in the country. Ryan Brooks leads the Owls in scoring at 13.7 points per game, and Lavoy Allen averages 12.0 points and 9.4 rebounds. Five players are averaging double figures, led by Scottie Reynolds' 16.0-point average for Villanova.

It is complete BS that this game is not on TV.

Prediction: Nova struggles but wins by 12. Owls stand in the way of 'Nova's Big Five run
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