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|Sunday, 13 December 2009 13:23|
Fernandez led a sizzling 3-point attack that stunned the Wildcats (9-1) in the second half and helped them pull away for their first win over a top-five team since beating No. 1 Cincinnati on Feb. 20, 2000. The Owls (8-2) opened the half on an 11-0 run and grabbed a lead they would never surrender.
The Wildcats hadn't lost a city series game since Dec. 4, 2008, against Saint Joseph's. Villanova has won 21 of its last 23 Big 5 games.
Lavoy Allen had 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Owls in their fourth straight win.
Scottie Reynolds led Villanova with 23 points.
No. 7 Syracuse 75, St. Francis, N.Y. 51
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Arinze Onuaku had 14 points and Wes Johnson added 12 points, nine rebounds and four blocks for Syracuse.
he Terriers (3-6) behind a first-half flurry inside by Onuaku and Johnson's long-range shooting early in the second.
Rick Jackson had 11 points and Mookie Jones 10 for Syracuse.
Akeem Bennett led St. Francis with 15 points.
Syracuse scored the first eight points of the second half and didn't allow a field goal by St. Francis for the first 6 1/2 minutes of the period.