Sunday, December 12, 2010

#12 Villanova vs. La Salle

The Wildcats go into their third straight Big 5 game against La Salle after winning the first two comfortably. Led by Corey Stokes' career high 34 points, Villanova defeated rival UPenn for the eighth straight year. Likewise, Jay Wright and the Wildcats have strung together eight straight wins against La Salle, as they look to push it to nine this afternoon.

Senior Corey Fisher will be playing against former high school teammate Ruben Guillandeaux, as they meet for the final team in their college careers. Guillandeaux averages 15.9 points per game, but his three point stroke has really helped him in his final year. Shooting 47% from deep has really allowed C Aaric Murray to roam the paint with single coverage. Murray leads the team with 16.6 points per game along with 8.9 boards. The Explorers do pose a threat to Villanova this season, as their only losses have been to two ranked teams (Baylor and Missouri) and another in overtime to a good Oklahoma State team.

Prediction: Wildcats 74- Explorers 66

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