St. Joseph's Basketball: Why SJU Will Beat Villanova in This Year's Holy War

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St. Joseph's Basketball: Why SJU Will Beat Villanova in This Year's Holy War
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On December 17, the Hawks of St. Joe's will take on the Wildcats of Villanova on Hawk Hill.  For the first time since the Big Five was created in 1955, the Holy War will be played on the campus of St. Joe's.

According to St. Joe's athletic director Don DiJulia, "This is the Army-Navy of basketball."  That should give you an idea of how heated this rivalry is, especially among Philadelphia natives.

Villanova has dominated the series as of late, but click ahead to see why this will be the year the Hawks can finally beat their Big Five foe.

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