March 4, 2013
VILLANOVA, Pa. - The Villanova Wildcats will conclude the 2012-13 regular season on Monday evening by hosting the Providence Friars on Senior Night. Villanova enters play with a 19-9 overall record and an 8-7 mark in Big East play, while Providence is 7-21 overall and 2-13 in league action.
Four Wildcats will play in their final regular season home game on Monday. The quartet includes Jesse Carey, Megan Pearson, Rachel Roberts and Laura Sweeney. Throughout their four-year careers, this group of seniors have won 64 games, captured three Big Five titles and six in-season tournament championships. In a few weeks, this senior class will help lead Villanova to its second consecutive postseason appearance.
Villanova leads the all-time series against Providence by a 36-25 count. The Wildcats have had the upper hand in the series of late. Entering play on Monday, Villanova has won 15 of the last 19 meetings against Providence.
The Wildcats are coming off a 77-75 triple overtime win at No. 22 Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. With that victory, Villanova improves to 2-1 all-time in triple overtime games. This was just the second regular season triple overtime game in Big East Conference history. The other took place on Feb. 9, 1993, when Georgetown defeated Miami by a score of 90-88.
The Wildcats are led by senior forward Laura Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (13.8 ppg.), rebounding (6.9 rpg.), field goal percentage (.516), steals (67) and blocks (55).