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Brunson has 31, No. 1 'Nova routs Temple

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(TSX / STATS) -- PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova coach Jay Wright said the formula for winning 22 consecutive Big 5 games is easy to explain.

"I know this sounds simple, but we've had a run of very, very good players that have remained in the program," Wright said. "We have had outstanding players over a run. I hope to god they keep coming."

Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 31 points, and No. 1 Villanova swept the Big 5 portion of its schedule for the fifth consecutive season with an 87-67 victory over Temple on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center.

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2 Michigan State9-1
3 Wichita State8-1
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