Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nova vs. Penn Preview

Villanova will take on the Pennsylvania Quakers tonight in their first Big 5 game of the season. They have played two neutral games at the Palestra, but this will be Villanova's first official road game of the season. The Wildcats recently moved up to #16 in the coaches poll and are looking to win their seventh straight game of the season. Nova has won the past 5 games against Penn.

The Wildcats need to focus their defense on sophomore guard Tyler Bernardini. He is averaging 17.8 points per game and is shooting 40% from three. Last season Bernardini hit 4 threes and 9 free throws to score 21 points against Nova. Coming off a great game versus Rhode Island, Reggie Redding will probably see a lot of time tonight to try to shut him down.

Tip off is 8:00 PM at the Palestra in Philly. Nova should be familiar with the rims after playing two games in a row there during the Philly Classic. The game will be televised on CN8.

Game Previews
: Villanova by the Numbers, I Bleed Blue and White, Villanova, Penn, AP

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