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March 17, 2004

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Drexel came into the game 0-2 in its NIT history, the Wildcats entered with a 22-16 record

Villanova is now 17-0 in the all-time series against Drexel

Saturday's game will be 'Nova's 34th of the season, the most they have played since the 1996-97 season

Drexel opened up a 16-8 lead on a Jeremiah King 3-pointer with 12:36 to go before halftime

The 'Cats responded with a 10-3 run

The Dragons led 33-23, their largest of the half, before a pair of Randy Foye free throws

Sean Brooks of the Dragons had a game-high 15 points at the half, and finished with a career-high 24

Drexel's Phil Goss made a 3-pointer for the 20th straight game, and in the process set the school record for 3-pointers in a season with his 87th

Villanova owned a 20-14 advantage on the glass in the game's first 20 minutes, and a season best 44-26 margin for the game

Drexel got the lead up to 10 points again at 45-35 before a Randy Foye three-point play

Foye's made field goal was the first for 'Nova in the second half and it came more than three minutes into the action

The Dragons picked up their seventh team foul with 15:49 left in the game, and the 'Cats were in the double bonus just 1:36 later

Drexel committed 29 team fouls in the game

The 'Cats set season highs in free throw attempts with 42 and free throws made with 35

Villanova took the lead at 47-45 (its first since the beginning of the game) on a fast break dunk by Allan Ray with 14:01 to go

Bruiser Flint picked up a technical foul 29 seconds after that

Drexel called a timeout when Villanova's lead became 53-45 with 11:35 remaining - which marked an 18-0 run for the Wildcats



Villanova won for just the sixth time this season in 22 games when it shoots less than 50% from the field

Foye led 'Nova with 20 points - he has hit for double digits in each of the team's four postseason games

The Wildcats advance to play Virginia, a 79-66 winner over George Washington tonight

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