On a night Philadelphia basketball celebrated its past, No. 4 Villanova proved there's no better team in the area in the present.
After seven surgeries in three years, Jason Fraser is finally healthy. The senior forward was integral in No. 4 Villanova's over No. 5 Oklahoma, and the Wildcats will need him even more as the season goes on.
Villanova 86, Albany 72
A 23-5 run gave the Jayhawks a 66-48 with 8:58 left, but Villanova got as close as five points before Kansas kept its cool at the foul line and held on for an 86-79 victory on Friday night.