Jan 26, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT
Well, didn’t see that coming.
Four days after knocking off No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday night, Villanova returned to the Wells Fargo Center to take down No. 3 Syracuse, 75-71, in overtime on Saturday morning/afternoon.
Freshman Ryan Arcidiacono finished just 2-for-8 from range, but his three with just 2.2 seconds to play tied the game 61-61 and sent things to overtime, where the Wildcats hit two more treys and enough of their foul shots to pull off the upset and have their kids rush the court for the second time in as many games.
Courtesy ESPN Stats & Info (via Elias), the back-to-back wins over Louisville and Syracuse make Villanova the first program since Ball State in 2001 to defeat two Top 5 teams in the same week as an unranked opponent.
This is the third time this week a Top 10 has lost to a member of the Big 5 (La Salle over No. 9 Butler on Wednesday), and the second time this season Syracuse has lost to a Big 5 team when ranked third in the nation.
Syracuse down 18-9 to Villanova early. Already lost to Temple. Good thing Orange not in Big 5.
— Dana O’Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) January 26, 2013
If you’re looking for more potential upset action, Temple is in Indy, prepping for a 6 p.m. meeting with No. 9 Butler (ESPN 2 / 1210 AM) and La Salle is down in Richmond for an 8 p.m. tip with No. 19 VCU (CBS Sports Network / 990 AM).
Can the Big 5 win five games against Top 25 teams in the same week? Lots of basketball left to play.
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