By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Villanova Wildcats sit at 23-3 this season (11-2 in the Big East) and they are now ranked ninth in the country as they get ready to welcome St. John’s to the Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Wildcats are coming off three straight Big East road games, a stretch they wrapped up with an 82-79, double-overtime win at Providence on Tuesday.
“We had three games in six days,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright tells KYW Newsradio. “And to finish it with a double-overtime win, leaves our guys a little mentally fatigued, but home and able to rest and fired up to play the Johnnies.”
The Providence win continued an interesting trend for the Wildcats. They have followed each of their three losses this season (at Syracuse and Creighton twice) with road, conference, overtime (or double overtime) wins (at Butler, at Marquette and at Providence).