Jalen Brunson scores career high vs. Penn (VIDEO)

The Wildcats improved to 3-0 against Big 5 rivals with a win over Penn on Monday night.

Villanova improved to 3-0 against Big 5 rivals with a 77-57 win over Penn on Monday night at The Pavilion.

On the night he was honored as USA Basketball's Male Athlete of the Year, Villanova freshman point guard Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 22 points to go along with five assists. Brunson is averaging 11.7 points and 3.3 assists per game.

Villanova, ranked No. 16 in the latest AP poll, opens Big East play with a huge showdown against No. 6 Xavier on New Year's Day at noon on FOX Sports 1. 

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