On Tuesday night, the Villanova Wildcats took on the Pennsylvania Quakers in a battle of 8-2 basketball teams. While their records might be the same, their profiles and standing in college basketball are much different.
Villanova entered the contest as the No. 17 team in the country, but quickly found itself in trouble. The Wildcats entered the half with a four-point deficit to overcome in the second half.
It didn’t happen. The Quakers held off the Wildcats in the second half en route to one of the biggest upsets of the college football season to this point.
Penn walked out with a 78-75 win.
Final from The Palestra. pic.twitter.com/PfX1v8Dj5h
— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) December 12, 2018
Villanova loses its third contest of the season in what started as a promising year, but has quickly turned into one of significant question marks. After dominating the 2017-18 season en route to a title, the Wildcats are searching for an identity 11 games into the season.
Penn moves to 9-2 on the year with the win.