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Villanova survives opening-round scare from Milwaukee

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – After watching three No. 2 seeds go down to No. 15 seeds in the last two years, Villanova was determined not to join the growing trend of early-round upsets. The Wildcats got a scare from Wisconsin-Milwaukee … Continue reading

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Villanova rolls by Butler on Senior Night

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Jay Wright had the luxury of clearing his bench with four minutes to play, allowing ample time for seniors James Bell, Tony Chennault and Nick McMahon to be applauded separately on their special night. By that point, the damage had … Continue reading

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Bell fuels Villanova win in over Xavier

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – After a slow start in the first half that only saw him take four shots and score six points, James Bell would not be denied. The senior would go on to score 21 second-half points and … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Temple (Feb. 1)

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova Wildcats (18-2, 7-1) vs. Temple Owls (6-13, 1-7) When: Saturday, February 1st, 4 PM Where: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia PA RPI: Villanova 3, Temple 172 KenPom: Villanova 14, Temple 148 In a sentence… The Wildcats look to … Continue reading

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Temple Preview: Villanova (Feb. 1)

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Temple (6-13, 1-7) vs. Villanova (18-2, 7-1) When: Saturday, February 1, 4 PM Where: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA. KenPom: Temple 148, Villanova 14 RPI: Temple 208, Villanova 5 In a sentence… This game has huge … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Marquette (Jan. 25)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – No. 4 Villanova (16-2, 5-1 Big East) at Marquette (11-8, 3-3 Big East) When: Saturday, January 25th, 2 PM Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wis./FS1 KenPom: Villanova 14, Marquette 55 In a sentence… The Wildcats look to bounce back from their first … Continue reading

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Creighton bombs away to 96-68 thrashing of Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The rim of a basketball hoop has an 18-inch diameter. The way Creighton was shooting the ball against Villanova on Monday night, it must have looked somewhere around 18 feet. “That was one of the more … Continue reading

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Pinkston reaches 1,000 in Villanova win

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – NEWARK, N.J. — The hot shooting that Villanova displayed in its win against Providence carried right on into Wednesday night. Behind a torrid 12-for-23 (52.2 percent) performance from behind the arc, the Wildcats downed Seton Hall … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Seton Hall (Jan. 8)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – No. 8 Villanova (13-1, 2-0) @ Seton Hall (10-5, 1-1) When: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 PM Where: Prudential Center – Newark, N.J. RPI: Villanova 6, Seton Hall 126 KenPom: Villanova 8, Seton Hall 119 In a sentence: … Continue reading

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Hot shooting Villanova tops Providence

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – It didn’t take long for Villanova to take advantage of conference play. Opening the Pavilion for play in the Big East, the Wildcats jumped all over Providence with a sweet shot and pressure defense that sent the … Continue reading

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Villanova holds on to down Butler in OT, 76-73

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova needed every break it could get and then some, holding on in overtime to beat Butler in the Wildcats’ Big East season opener, 76-73. It seemed like neither team wanted to win it in either … Continue reading

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Villanova breezes past Rider

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – The 2013-14 Villanova Wildcats are building something special. Another balanced effort on both ends of the floor and yet another impressive performance by freshman guard Josh Hart helped Jay Wright’s team remain perfect, as they rolled … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Rider (Dec. 21)

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Villanova (10-0) vs. Rider (5-4) When: Saturday, December 21, 2013, 4 PM Where: The Pavillion, Villanova, Pa./FS1 KenPom: Villanova 4, Rider 165 RPI: Villanova 6, Rider 114 In a sentence… The Wildcats look to stay perfect … Continue reading

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Villanova stays undefeated in Big 5, topples La Salle

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – In the span of 11 days, Villanova went from having not played in a Big 5 game to being just one win away from capturing its first city title in three years. Darrun Hilliard led the … Continue reading

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Villanova soars past Saint Joseph’s, 98-68

Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – A dominant second half by the Villanova Wildcats would tell the story, as they came out swinging after halftime en route to an assertive 98-68 victory over Saint Joseph’s. The lopsided finish came as a surprise … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 7)

Garret Miley (@GWMiley) – Villanova (8-0) vs. Saint Joseph’s (4-3) When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m. Where: Hagan Arena, Saint Joseph’s University In a sentence… With both teams playing their second Big 5 matchup this week, Villanova looks to stay … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph’s Preview: Villanova (Dec. 7)

 Rich McIntosh (@richiemcintosh) – Saint Joseph’s (4-3) vs. Villanova (8-0) When: Saturday, December 6, 6 PM EST Where: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, Pa. In a sentence… Saint Joseph’s is still seeking their first Big 5 victory after losing to Temple on … Continue reading

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Big first-half run pushes Villanova past Penn

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova fought through a poor second half, relying on a big first half run to put enough distance between itself and Penn en route to a 77-54 victory at The Pavilion on Wednesday night. Junior guard Darrun … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Iowa (Nov. 30)

Ben Feld (@bfeldo) – Villanova (6-0) vs. Iowa (7-0) When: Saturday, November 30th, 9:30 PM ET Where: Imperial Arena, Battle 4 Atlantis, Bahamas In a Sentence: A day after knocking off second-ranked Kansas, Villanova faces another unbeaten in Iowa as … Continue reading

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First half 3′s pace Villanova in 94-79 defeat of USC

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Dylan Ennis knocked down his third three-pointer with 1:14 to go in the first half to give Villanova a 48-34 lead. The Wildcats never really looked back, beating USC 94-79 in the opening round of the … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Towson (Nov. 17)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova (2-0) vs. Towson (3-0) When: Sunday, November 17, 5:00 PM Where: The Pavilion, Villanova (Pa.)/Fox Sports 1 In a sentence… Villanova gets its toughest test of the year so far in CAA favorite Towson, fresh off a … Continue reading

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Hart impresses as Villanova rolls 90-59

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Villanova a balanced effort offensively as the Wildcats improved to 2-0 with a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday night. With starting forward Daniel Ochefu picking up two early fouls less than three minutes … Continue reading

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Villanova overcomes hot-shooting Lafayette in 75-59 win

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Villanova (1-0, 0-0) overcame a strong second half surge by Lafayette (0-1, 0-0) behind a strong offensive effort from junior guard James Bell and defeated the Leopards by a final score of 75-69. Bell finished with … Continue reading

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Villanova rolls to exhibition win over West Chester

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Sure, it might have only been an exhibition game. The Villanova logo wasn’t even on the court at the Wells Fargo Center for a matchup between the Wildcats and West Chester Rams, due to a Sixers-Bulls … Continue reading

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Villanova picked 4th in Big East preseason poll

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Marquette has been picked to win the new BIG EAST conference and Villanova was picked to finish fourth, the league announced on Wednesday at it’s basketball media day. This is the first year of the 10-team … Continue reading

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