Pressley came to the rescue in the first overtime with his 10th block of the game with two seconds left.
Clutch free throws by Harold Jensen and freshman Kenny Wilson - who scored 11 points in the two overtimes - made Villanova a winner in the second OT.
Pressley finished the game with 19 points, 15 rebounds and a Villanova- record 10 blocked shots, becoming the first player in Big East history to achieve a triple-double. His 10 blocks also tied a Big East mark set by Georgetown's Patrick Ewing last season.
Mark Plansky scored 14, with Wilson and Dwight Wilbur adding 13 for the Wildcats (10-7, 2-1).
* "I just came back from my son's pee-wee game and I only saw the little kids miss a couple. We missed five wide-open, uncontested layups. And we're a major college basketball team."
That about summed up Lefty Ervin's feelings 24 hours after La Salle's 61-57 loss to Fairfield (9-4, 3-0 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) Saturday night at the Palestra. The Explorers committed just three turnovers, but were outrebounded, 36-22.
"You can't win at this level getting just six offensive rebounds, and allowing 16," Ervin said.
La Salle (6-8 overall, 1-2 in the MAAC) got 21 points and eight rebounds
from Chip Greenberg.
* St. Joseph's center Rodney Blake would like everyone to think of him as more than a shot-blocking, rebounding machine.
"I take pride in my defense, but I can score when I have to," said the sophomore center, who scored 27 points, swept 11 boards and blocked 6 shots in the Hawks' 87-72 blowout of George Washington Saturday.
* Penn got 22 points and 11 boards from center Bruce Lefkowitz, but the Quakers (7-3, 2-0) received a major scare before edging no-quit Dartmouth, 72-66, for their second Ivy League victory of the weekend. Dartmouth, behind former Monsignor Bonner star Joe Kilroy's 10-for-11 second half shooting (22 points for the game), closed a 13-point gap to 66-64 with 3:47 remaining before Penn shut down the upset bid.
* Temple (10-2, 2-1 in the Atlantic 10) won ugly Saturday at McGonigle Hall in a scuffle-marred 68-59 victory over troubled Rutgers behind Tim Perry's 13 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocked shots and Nate Blackwell's 19 points.
"We just played stupid, that's the only word for it," Temple coach John Chaney said.