Temple upsets No. 3 Villanova, 75-65

Villanova coach Jay Wright reacts to guard Corey Stokes (24) and Temple guard Ryan Brooks (2) diving for a loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
December 13, 2009 2:16:00 PM PST
Juan Fernandez hit seven 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33 points and Ryan Brooks added 20 points in Temple's 75-65 victory over No. 3 Villanova on Sunday.

Temple (8-2) fans bellowed "Overrated!" moments before they stormed the court in their biggest win in coach Fran Dunphy's four seasons

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 2000. The Owls opened the half on an 11-0 run and grabbed a lead they would never surrender.

The fans want an encore, stomping the court and chanting "We Want Kansas!" in preparation for the top-ranked Jayhawks' visit on Jan. 2.

The Wildcats hadn't lost a city series game since Dec. 4, 2004, against the Owls.


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