3:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009
Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
PHILADELPHIA -- Juan Fernandez squashed No. 3 Villanova's reign as the best team in the city one 3-pointer at a time.His early 3s kept Temple close, his first one of the second half gave the Owls the lead, and his big ones late in the game helped clinched their biggest regular-season victory in nearly 10 years. By the time Temple fans bellowed "Overrated!" and stormed the court, Villanova's perfect record and city dominance were finished.
• Temple outscored Villanova by 16 in the second half.
• The Owls snapped a four-game losing streak to the Wildcats.
• This was just the second time in the last 23 games that Villanova lost to one of its rivals from the Big 5.
• Temple sophomore Juan Fernandez scored a career-high 33 points and connected on 7 of 10 from 3-point range.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-56 (.429)||26-48 (.542)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-24 (.333)||11-22 (.500)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-11 (.818)||12-17 (.706)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|
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