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From the Daily Pennsylvanian, January 14, 1960:

 

Cats Win, Explorers Beaten

By Robert Ruchamkin

 

In the first game of the twin-bill undefeated Villanova extended its victory skein to ten games as it trounced Big Five rival Temple by a 12 point margin, 81-69. ...

Despite the 29 point output of "Pickles Kennedy, Villanova had no trouble gaining their tenth straight win by whipping an outsized Temple five. Johnny Driscoll and George Raveling proved to be too hard to handle for the smaller Owls as they scored 38 points while snaring 37 rebounds between them. Hubie White once again led the individual scorers for the Wildcats as he hit for 20 points. A loose ball at the end of the regulation time might have caused Villanova's chances to beat West Virginia Saturday night to be somewhat dimmed. When Jimmy Huggard, who scored 16 points and played another fine game as field general, went to play the ball he was knocked over by Ed Devery. Huggard suffered a spasm of ten back muscles and although he was up and walking around the dressing room he will be a doubtful starter in Saturday night's encounter.