Season Opener against Stony Brook Tips off on Friday at 7 p.m.
Nov. 8, 2007
VILLANOVA, Pa.-- On Friday evening the Villanova men's basketball team opens the 2007-08 season when it hosts Stony Brook at The Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. Both teams will be playing their first game of the season. Click on the PDF link at the top of this release to access complete game notes.
Villanova wasted little time in setting a tone on Tuesday night in its 88-41 exhibition victory over Division II Bloomsburg at the Wachovia Center. The `Cats scored 50 of the game's first 60 points and cruised to the win.
Two Wildcats of siginificance were sidelined for Tuesday's game and are questionable for the season opener. Junior forward Shane Clark has a sprained right thumb and freshman guard Corey Fisher is battling tendonitis in his left knee.
Home openers have been kind to Villanova over the years. The Wildcats have been victorious in 39 straight home openers, including a 71-60 victory over Navy last season. This marks the second time in the past three seasons that Villanova has made its season debut against the Seawolves. The `Cats opened the 2005-06 campaign with a 78-35 triumph over Stony Brook at the Pavilion.
After tonight, the Wildcats have a nine-day layoff before returning to action on Nov. 18 at the Pavilion against Bucknell. That kicks off a busy Thanksgiving weekend for Villanova, which travels to the Old Spice Classic for three games beginning on Nov. 22 against UCF.