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Wildcats Take on Princeton Wednesday Night at 7pm

Dec. 11, 2012

VILLANOVA, Pa. - Villanova will be looking for win number seven in a row when the Wildcats host Princeton on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The Wildcats enter play with a 7-1 overall record, while Princeton is 6-3 on the season.

Despite being just 50 miles apart, Villanova and Princeton will be meeting for just the second time since 1984 when the two schools play on Wednesday night. Last year at Princeton, the Tigers tallied a 56-41 win. Villanova leads the all-time series by an 8-6 count.

The Last Meeting
November 19, 2011
Princeton, N.J.
Villanova Suffers First Loss of the Season at Princeton
Villanova (3-1) played tight with Princeton (3-0) throughout the first half, but an 11-2 run to start the second half was too much for the Wildcats to overcome as Villanova was handed their first loss of the season by a score of 56-41. Freshman Emily Leer (Abington, Pa.) led the Wildcats with 10 points, which was a career-high in her fourth game at Villanova.

In the history of the program, the Villanova Wildcats have registered a 53-9 all-time record against teams from the Ivy League. The 53-9 includes: 36-2 vs. Penn, 8-6 vs. Princeton, 3-0 vs. Harvard, 2-1 vs. Brown, and 1-0 against Cornell, Dartmouth, Columbia and Yale.

Villanova is led by senior forward Laura Sweeney who leads the team in scoring (12.6 ppg.), rebounding (5.8 rpg.), field goal percentage (.591) and steals (16). Senior guard Rachel Roberts leads in assists with 25 and ranks second in scoring with an 11.4 points per game average.