Category Archives: Villanova

2014-15 CoBL Division I Awards

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – The college basketball season is nearly over, and the only CoBL team remaining in the postseason after Villanova’s abrupt ending in the NCAA Tournament is Temple, which plays tomorrow night in the NIT quarterfinals. This means it’s … Continue reading

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Villanova stunned by N.C. State in Round of 32

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – PITTSBURGH — It wasn’t supposed to end this way for Villanova. A one-seed, the second overall seed in the entire NCAA Tournament with hopes of reaching the Final Four for the first time in six years, believed … Continue reading

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NC State’s frontcourt depth presents problem for undersized Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – For most of NC State’s season, the Wolfpack lived and died by the play of their three high-scoring guards: junior Trevor Lacey (15.6 ppg), senior Ralston Turner (13.1 ppg) and sophomore Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber (12.2 ppg). … Continue reading

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Unselfish Villanova peaking at right time

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova is not a one-man team. That much has been evident all year, with not one player averaging more than 15 points per game, but six players averaging more than nine. The Wildcats are a balanced … Continue reading

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NCAA Breakdown: 1) Villanova vs. 8) NC State

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Here’s a quick look at the Third Round (Round of 32) game between Villanova and NC State, which will tipoff at 7:10 PM EST on Saturday evening: Tale of the Tape Villanova Wildcats Seed: No. 1, … Continue reading

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Villanova throttles Lafayette in NCAA Tournament

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – PITTSBURGH — It didn’t take long for Villanova to show the country why they deserved a one-seed. The Wildcats jumped all over the 16th-seeded Lafayette Leopards en route to a 93-52 victory in the second round of … Continue reading

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NCAA Breakdown: Villanova-Lafayette

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Here’s a quick look at the Second Round (Round of 64) game between Villanova and Lafayette, which will tipoff at 6:50 PM EST on Thursday evening; it will be shown on TBS: Tale of the Tape … Continue reading

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Villanova-Lafayette not your typical 1-16 matchup

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jay Wright knows the history. Since the NCAA Tournament’s expansion to 64 teams in 1985, no 1-seed has never lost to a 16-seed. It’s something Villanova’s 14th-year head coach is acutely aware of a day before … Continue reading

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Lindner, Arcidiacono continue rivalry on biggest stage yet

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – PITTSBURGH, Pa.–Nick Lindner never expected to play against Ryan Arcidiacono in college. The Lafayette sophomore point guard, who’s known his Villanova counterpart since they were opponents on the elementary school courts, figured by this point their … Continue reading

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Villanova primed for deep NCAA Tournament run

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The Rev. Rob Hagan, Villanova’s team chaplain, got a turn to climb up the ladder at Madison Square Garden and snip off a piece of the net after the Wildcats won their first Big East championship … Continue reading

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Villanova facing Lafayette in NCAA Tournament, Temple snubbed

Jeff Griffith (@Jeff_Griffith21) — All but one of Pennsylvania’s several Division I basketball programs entered Selection Sunday with a pretty concrete idea of their NCAA tournament fate. With most having clearly not enough success to earn a bid, Villanova and … Continue reading

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Villanova captures first Big East title since ’95

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK–With two minutes to go and following an Xavier miss, Ryan Arcidiacono slowly walked the ball up court to the sound of a roaring Villanova crowd. A minute later, Jay Wright had the opportunity to empty his … Continue reading

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Hart’s strong play in the Garden continuing at perfect time

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK–Josh Hart said after Thursday’s rout against Marquette in the Big East quarterfinals that he wished he could play every game at Madison Square Garden. He’s not a local kid like JayVaughn Pinkston was when … Continue reading

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‘Nova survives Providence, advances to Big East final

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK–The only thing that matters in the month of March is surviving and advancing. It’s a bit cliché but it’s never been more true for this Villanova team after Saturday. The Wildcats had seen a lead … Continue reading

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Hart, 3-point barrage carry ‘Nova to Big East semis

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEW YORK– For just a few minutes–nine and a half to be exact–it looked like Villanova’s Big East Tournament woes would continue against ninth-seeded Marquette. The top-seeded Wildcats had built a 10-point lead six minutes into the … Continue reading

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2015 Big East Tournament Primer

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Sure, it’s not the same Big East it used to be, but the basketball-only Division I schools that still make up the conference are certainly talented basketball programs. And their conference profile was only heightened by … Continue reading

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Villanova looking to overcome Big East Tournament woes

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – If you’re not quite sure who’s expected to go into Madison Square Garden this week and walk away with the Big East Tournament, some of the conference’s coaches might be able to provide some insight. “Hat’s … Continue reading

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‘Nova finishes regular season with 105-68 rout of St. John’s

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – Anyone familiar with recent Philadelphia high school hoops history would’ve been used to the scene at the Wells Fargo Center in the first half of Villanova’s game against St. John’s. St. John’s sophomore guard Rysheed Jordan, … Continue reading

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Arcidiacono, ‘Nova survive Creighton, 76-72

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With his team’s chances at a top seed in the NCAA Tournament on the line, Ryan Arcidiacono stepped up. The Villanova junior point guard came through with a clutch 3-point play in the final minute at … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Pinkston fittingly shine for ‘Nova on Senior Night

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The story of how JayVaughn Pinkston’s career at Villanova began was well-documented. Even coach Jay Wright alluded to that fact after Tuesday’s 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence. The 6-foot-7 forward from Brownsville, N.Y., recruited in the … Continue reading

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2016 big man Omari Spellman commits to Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova picked up its first commitment of the 2016 class Friday afternoon when Omari Spellman pledged his verbal. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Spellman said via twitter that he was honoring his mother’s birthday by making his announcement today. … Continue reading

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Villanova thrashes Seton Hall, 80-54

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The scoring in Monday night’s game opened exactly how Saturday night’s ended for Villanova. And, lately, that’s meant good things for the Wildcats. Darrun Hilliard got it started with a 3-pointer from the top of the … Continue reading

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Hilliard’s career night lifts Villanova over Butler

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – There was no reason Darrun Hilliard should have been left wide open. Yet with the seconds ticking down in a tie game at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, there was the Villanova senior, left alone on the right … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Wednesday, February 11

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Villanova turns tables on Georgetown in 69-53 win

Dan Newhart (@danny_newhart) – When No. 7 Villanova and No. 24 Georgetown met in their only previous meeting this season on January 19 at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., the Wildcats were less-than-impressive from the floor. Villanova’s team shooting … Continue reading

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