Nov. 24, 2013
After playing its first four games of the season away from home, Villanova defeated Lafayette, 60-33, in its home opener on Sunday afternoon. This is the first 5-0 start to a season for the Wildcats since the team was 6-0 to begin the 2002-03 season.
Villanova finished the game on a 25-1 run in the last 15 minutes and allowed Lafayette to score just five points in the second half to win by a final score of 60-33. This is the fewest points allowed in a game by the Wildcats since a 52-30 win over Penn on January 17, 2012.
The five points scored by Lafayette in the second half was two points off the all-time Division I record for points in a half. The record for fewest points in a half by a Division I team is three points. It has happened on two occasions - Savannah St. against Florida State on November 23, 2003 and Tennessee St. against Georgia Tech on December 30, 2010.
Sophomore forward Kavunaa Edwards registered the first double-double of her career with 10 points and 14 rebounds. The 14 rebounds are a career-high for Edwards. The last Villanova player with as many as 14 rebounds in a game was Laura Kurz, who had 15 boards against Lehigh on December 7, 2008.
Senior guard Devon Kane had a career high eight assists in the game.