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Villanova returns to action on Friday, Jan. 5, when the Xavier Musketeers visit the Jake Nevin Field House. The Wildcats enter play with an 11-2 overall record and a 1-2 Big East Conference mark, while Xavier is 8-5 overall and 1-1 in conference action. Senior guard Alex Louin tallied her second double-double of the season and the third by a Villanova player this year on Tuesday versus Butler when she had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Her 16 points came on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and a 4-of-5 effort from the foul line. Louin currently leads the team in rebounding 6.4 rpg.
With Seton Hall’s big loss at the hands of Marquette on last night, the Villanova-Xavier showdown looks even more like an indicator in the Big East title race. Villanova has owned Xavier in recent years in the home edition of this matchup, so Chris Mack’s squad should carry some extra motivation into the Wells Fargo Center. The Musketeers are coming off a road loss to Providence on Saturday. Villanova is still grinding without Jermaine Samuels and Collin Gillespie, and their depth will be tested against a deep Muskies team.
The newest AP poll was released Monday afternoon and Jay Wright’s ‘Cats found themselves right back in the top spot they had vacated a week prior after a loss to Butler in Indianpolis on Dec. 30. A 100-90 win over Marquette on Saturday and losses by former No. 1 Michigan State (80-64 at Ohio State on Sunday) and former No. 2 Duke (96-85 at NC State on Saturday) were the tricks Villanova needed to vault back atop the rankings. Fresh off his 400th win, Wright will lead the Wildcats into a top-10 matchup.