Villanova (2-0) was back in action on Tuesday night looking for its second straight win while playing host to La Salle (1-1) at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania.
The Wildcats survived a close scare against the Explorers, hanging on to win by a narrow margin of 76-69 in overtime.
La Salle had a commanding first half, outperforming the home team by a score of 31-26. Villanova was able to catch up in the second stanza 35-30 to send it into overtime, where they would eventually pull away after outpointing their guests 15-8.
La Salle heads home to host James Madison Dukes on Saturday while Villanova welcomes Delaware's Fightin' Blue Hens on Friday night at home.