Jalen Brunson had 22 of his career-high 31 points in No. 1 Villanova’s dominating first half and Omari Spellman scored 27 to help lead the Wildcats to an 87-67 victory over Temple on Wednesday night in Philadelphia.
Donte DiVincenzo added 12 points for Villanova (11-0), which won its unprecedented 22nd straight Big 5 game. The Wildcats last lost a contest in the Philadelphia round-robin series to Temple on Dec. 5, 2012. The Big 5 also consists of La Salle, St. Joseph’s and Penn.
Quinton Rose scored 27 points for the Owls (6-3).
The Wildcats, who moved into the top spot in the rankings for the third straight season this week, looked like the best team in the nation in the...