History: The annual Holy War between local schools Villanova and St. Joe's is an intense long-lasting rivalry. Nova is 41-24 all-time versus the Hawks. St. Joe's 77-55 win last year was Nova's low point of the season. St. Joe's went on to the NCAA Tournament as an 11-seed and lost to 6-seed Oklahoma in the first round. They lost star Pat Calathes to graduation and are led by senior forward Ahmad Nivins (19.1 ppg, 11.4 rpg) this year.
Notable Win: 80-54 at Indiana
Notable Loss: 68-50 vs. Texas
Famous Alumni: Jameer Nelson, Delonte West, Jamie Moyer
- The Hawk mascot continuously waves his arms the entire game.
- Went undefeated in the regular season (27-0) in 2003-04.
Complimentary Youtube Video: I was going to post the video of the Villanova fan who hit the half court shot at the Pavilion to win a car, then proceeded to taunt St. Joe's mascot, but it seems to have disappeared from Youtube. You'll have to settle for this.