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Hoops: Villanova Ready to Run With #10 Missouri in NYC

By Matt Leon

VILLANOVA, Pa. (CBS) — Villanova has a tough matchup on tap tonight, as Jay Wright’s Wildcats are in New York City to play #10 Missouri at Madison Square Garden.  This game is part of the Jimmy V Classic.

The Wildcats are 5-2.  Last time out, on Saturday, they held off Penn in Big 5 action, 73-65 (see game story).

Missouri is 7-0, and they are doing it in style.  The Tigers are beating opponents by 28 points per game, on average.   Last time out, on Friday, they undressed Northwestern State, 90-56.

This will be only the second all-time meeting between these two schools.  Missouri won the first  matchup, 72-53, on December 28, 1985.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with the radio voice of the Wildcats, Ryan Fannon, about the game and what he has seen from this Villanova team to this point this season.

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