NCAA Men's Basketball

Penn ends 'Nova's 25-game Big 5 streak

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002.

Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not seen in Philly in years. And with good reason - the national champion Wildcats had won a city-record 25 straight games against Big 5 rivals Temple, Saint Joseph's, La Salle and the Quakers.

Penn's student section started rocking the bleachers with minutes left, and the Quakers avoided a late scare and delivered the latest memorable moment at the Palestra.

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