When: Sunday at 2:30. Where: The Pavilion.
Records: La Salle, 5-4, 0-0 Big Five; Villanova, 9-0, 2-0.
TV/Radio: Fox Sports 1; WPHT-AM (1210), WNPV-AM (990).
Series: Villanova leads, 35-7.
Last meeting: La Salle 77, Villanova 74, OT, Nov. 25, 2012.
Notes: The last two games between these teams have gone to overtime ('Nova won, 76-69, in 2011), and the meeting before that was a close one that went to the Wildcats, 84-81. . . . Villanova won its first two Big Five games by a combined 53 points over Penn and St. Joseph's. . . . The Cats also opened 9-0 in 2009-10 before losing their 10th game. They went 10-0 to start the 2005-06 season. The team record is a 13-0 start in 1937-38. . . . La Salle's Steve Zack has four straight double-doubles, the longest streak for an Explorer since Lionel Simmons in 1990. Zack has averaged 12.5 points and 11.0 rebounds during the streak. . . . Facing a ranked team shouldn't faze the Explorers. They defeated then-No. 12 Kansas in the NCAA tournament last season, and topped Butler (then No. 9) and Virginia Commonwealth (then No. 19) last January. - T.J. FurmanEndText