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When Villanova (21-7, 14-4 Big East) and UConn (20-7, 11-5) battle on the hardwood, it seemingly always creates an intense battle between the conference rivals.

In a physical matchup between the two teams on Tuesday, UConn coach Dan Hurley was ejected from the game after picking up back-to-back technicals with 4:53 remaining in the first half.

Hurley picked up his first technical after he slammed the scorer's table on a no-call. After a pair of free throws from Villanova's Collin Gillespie, Hurley was unhappy with the call and lifted his arms to get the crowd energized inside of the XL Center.

As the crowd responded to Hurley's request, he received the second technical, and was ejected from the game as a result.

At the time of Hurley's ejection and after the free throws, the Wildcats led 26-24 in the contest. 

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In the Feb. 5 matchup between the two programs—a game in which the Wildcats defeated the Huskies—Hurley also received a technical foul in the second half for arguing foul calls.

UConn went on to win Tuesday's game, earning its first win against Villanova since the 2014 NCAA tournament and securing its first 20-win season since the 2015-16 campaign. The Huskies also secured their first win against an Associated Press top 10 team since the 2014 Final Four.

Currently, UConn is in third, sitting two games behind Villanova while the Wildcats are tied with Providence for the top spot in the league. 

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