NCAA Men's Basketball

Villanova goes for 26th Big 5 win in row

(AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova will be attempting to secure its 26th consecutive Big 5 victory when it battles Penn Tuesday night at the Palestra.

The No. 17-ranked Wildcats (8-2, 3-0 Big 5) have already defeated La Salle, Temple and Saint Joseph's and have a chance to complete a Big 5 sweep for the sixth straight season. Penn will enter this game with an 8-2 mark overall.

Villanova's last loss in the Big 5 came on Dec. 5, 2012 to Temple.

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