For an Encore, Villanova Upsets No. 3 Syracuse Updated with Court-Storm Video

For an Encore, Villanova Upsets No. 3 Syracuse Updated with Court-Storm Video

Well, didn't see that coming.

Four days after knocking off No. 5 Louisville on Tuesday night, Villanova returned to the Wells Fargo Center to take down No. 3 Syracuse, 75-71, in overtime on Saturday morning/afternoon.

Freshman Ryan Arcidiacono finished just 2-for-8 from range, but his three with just 2.2 seconds to play tied the game 61-61 and sent things to overtime, where the Wildcats hit two more treys and enough of their foul shots to pull off the upset and have their kids rush the court for the second time in as many games.

Courtesy ESPN Stats & Info (via Elias)
, the back-to-back wins over Louisville and Syracuse make Villanova the first program since Ball State in 2001 to defeat two Top 5 teams in the same week as an unranked opponent.

This is the third time this week a Top 10 has lost to a member of the Big 5 (La Salle over No. 9 Butler on Wednesday), and the second time this season Syracuse has lost to a Big 5 team when ranked third in the nation.

If you're looking for more potential upset action, Temple is in Indy, prepping for a 6 p.m. meeting with No. 9 Butler (ESPN 2 / 1210 AM) and La Salle is down in Richmond for an 8 p.m. tip with No. 19 VCU (CBS Sports Network / 990 AM).

Can the Big 5 win five games against Top 25 teams in the same week? Lots of basketball left to play.

Video below via CSN's Michael Barkann:

Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

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Malcolm Jenkins is prepared for both a zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump as president

A zombie apocalypse or Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America are both nightmare scenarios for many people. But Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins is prepared in the case of either.

At least that's what he says.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a bye this week, so Jenkins found the time to post the below video to Twitter, teaching us a little bit about his quirks.

"Something you might not know about me is that I'm a half-hearted doomsday prepper. For the last two or three years I've been silently preparing myself for a zombie apocalypse... or Donald Trump becoming President, whichever comes first. Communications, food, protection, everything, I've been stockpiling. I took a zombie survival course a couple of years ago," Jenkins said.

"Hopefully I won't have to use my skills."

 

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tonight's lineup: Tommy Joseph's last start of the year?

Tommy Joseph, who has been missing from the lineup lately, starts at first base and bats fourth tonight.

Joseph will most likely be making his final start of the season with Ryan Howard expected to start the final games of the season. Joseph is batting just .235 against the Braves this season, but does have two home runs. The rookie first baseman has 21 home runs and 15 doubles in 104 games during his first season in the majors. 

Howard will be playing what are almost definitely his final games in a Phillies uniform this weekend vs. the Mets.

Maikel Franco bats fifth and plays third base. Franco, who has been hot lately, has three home runs and is batting .320 over his last 25 at-bats. He will look to continue his success against the Braves, as five of his 25 home runs this season have come against them.

Cameron Rupp gets a day off behind the plate and will be replaced by veteran catcher A.J. Ellis. Ellis has exceeded expectations in a short sample since coming over in the Carlos Ruiz trade last month. Ellis is 8 for 28 with a home run and nine RBIs in 10 games with the Phils. He's batting .285, which is astronomically better than his paltry .194 mark with the Dodgers. 

Part of the reason for Ellis' start could be his history against Braves starter Josh Collmenter. He is 4 for 11 with two home runs and four walks against the former Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher.

Here is tonight's lineup:

1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
2. Freddy Galvis, SS
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Cody Asche, LF
7. A.J. Ellis, C
8. Aaron Altherr, RF
9. Jeremy Hellickson, P

And for the Braves:

1. Mallex Smith, CF
2. Dansby Swanson, SS
3. Freddie Freeman, 1B
4. Matt Kemp, LF
5. Nick Markakis, RF
6. Anthony Recker, C
7. Jace Peterson, 2B
8. Rio Ruiz, 3B
9. Josh Collmenter, P