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29 December 2008


'Nova faces Temple in Big 5 finale

posted by Pete @ LetsGoNova.com
12/29/2008 03:50:00 PM
#15 Villanova (11-1) vs. Temple (5-5)
7 p.m., 29 December at the Pavilion.

TV: ESPNU or free online. [Fullscreen here].

Line: Villanova -9

Villanova looks to wrap up an undefeated Philadelphia Big 5 season and city series championship tonight with a home game against the Temple Owls.

Temple has been struggling a bit, and brings a 5-5 record to the Pavilion. Villanova is favored by 9, but the Owls are a dangerous team capable of beating tough opponents.

Temple has a 16-point win over Tennessee under its belt already, and played undefeated Clemson to a 4-point margin in South Carolina.

The Owls also feature one of the best players in the county, the scoring guard Dionte Christmas, who should keep his Wildcat defenders very busy.

All that said, this is a game Villanova should be able to win if the Wildcats execute well.

As always, take a look at the game previews from VBTN, IBBW, VUhoops, and Nova News.

Predict tonight's final score in the comment section below.


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14 Comments:

At 4:49 PM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Villanova 65
Temple 67

 
At 5:36 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete, why do you alwayys bet on us losing? Have a little faith in your team, man.

Nova 72
Temple 68

 
At 5:47 PM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

this is the first time i have predicted a nova loss all season. I guess that equals "always" in your mind.

I think Christmas and the HUGE coaching edge Dunphry has over Wright will be too much to overcome, especially in an empty Pavilion.

 
At 5:49 PM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Sorry, second -- i also predicted a loss against texas.

 
At 6:04 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Geesus said...

V 63
T 58

 
At 6:55 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous imisskylelowry said...

I think we're going to come out smoking, there is no way we sleep walk in this game.

Nova 82
Temple 67

 
At 7:37 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Sean Don said...

Pete, stop picking us to lose. You're bad luck when you do that...

Villanova 67
Temple 65

 
At 8:43 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good call pete. what was that about christmas?

 
At 8:52 PM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Very nice to see Corey Fisher unleash his offensive game!

 
At 9:21 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pete, your comment "the HUGE coaching edge Dunphry has over Wright will be too much to overcome... is right up there with "read my lips, no new taxes."

 
At 9:35 PM, December 29, 2008, Blogger Pete @ LetsGoNova.com said...

Well I don't think it was Jay Wright's excellent coaching that caused Fisher to score 20 points on contested shots... but I'll take the win.

 
At 10:23 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Gregg said...

Fran Dunphry is one of the worst coaches in D1 basketball. I'm shocked to hear that comparison. Even Cheyney was better than Dunphry.

 
At 11:49 PM, December 29, 2008, Anonymous Lip said...

I predict

Nova 62
Temple 45

 
At 12:38 AM, December 30, 2008, Anonymous Rich said...

LOL how was that huge coaching advantage for Dunphy? He really put a offensive clinic on tonight. What was it? 10 minutes without a FG? Jay is by far a better coach than Dunphy.

 

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