Temple Makes Late Rally To Secure Victory Over No. 3 Villanova

Posted by Kyle Williams on December-13-2009 Add Comments

As Temple fans stormed the court you could tell how much this win meant to the Owls. Villanova had owned them the past few years and came in today expecting to easily win again.

Temple thought otherwise.

The Owls hadn't beated a top-five team since 2000 when Cincinnati was ranked No. 1. Villanova wasn't quite ranked that high, but the win is just as impressive.

Villanova came into the game averaging 84 ppg. Temple held them to 65, which is the lowest score the Wildcats have posted all year. That just proves how tough Temple's defense is.

Villanova was up at one point 33-19, but Temple just kept fighting back. Temple has a never quit attitude that some teams lack. They fought all the way to take a 42-37 lead ea...

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