The last time La Salle beat Villanova was so long ago that Jay Wright was just months into the job on the Main Line and John Giannini was still at Maine. Wright's first Villanova team lost to La Salle in November 2001, but not since, 10 straight wins, a few blowouts, a few games that could have gone either way but always went the Villanova way.
La Salle seemed to have Sunday afternoon's game at Gola Arena under control midway through the first half. Then, the Wildcats commenced a 19-point turnaround overlapping the halves and looked like they had control. La Salle missed 16 of 17 shots during that endless stretch.