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‘Nova handles DePaul, 68-55

Jack Goodwillie (@jackgoodwillie) — Though only eight players saw the floor, Villanova managed to stave off an early surge from DePaul to top the Blue Demons 68-55 Saturday afternoon in Rosemont, Ill. After destroying DePaul in their previous meeting at the Pavilion, … Continue reading

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One year making a big difference for Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It’s sort of funny, maybe a little weird, kind of interesting, or whatever other adjective or cliche-du-jour you feel like using, the difference a single year makes in college basketball. Whatever that difference is, be it … Continue reading

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First half threes pace ‘Nova in win over Xavier, 88-75

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – VILLANOVA, Pa.– The No. 5 Villanova Wildcats had little trouble handling a rugged Xavier team, seemingly out-toughing and out-shooting the Musketeers as they coasted to a 88-75 Big East victory on Wednesday night at The Pavilion. Despite the … Continue reading

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Wildcats face first true road test for wins record

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – To achieve its best start in program history, the Villanova men’s basketball team has to do something it hasn’t yet done this year. Win a true road game. According to the Wildcats’ schedule, they have played … Continue reading

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Villanova handles Butler 67-55 in Big East opener

Teddy Bailey (@TheTeddyBailey) — Villanova entered Wednesday’s clash against Butler with an unblemished record, surviving its dozen-game non-conference schedule without a loss. On New Years’ Eve, it was expected that the Wildcats would have themselves yet another test in the … Continue reading

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Villanova blasts St. Joe’s, 74-46

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – With less than five minutes remaining, the Saint Joseph’s student section, which neared the rafters inside Villanova’s Pavilion, began its standard “The Hawk Will Never Die” chant. Right on cue, the Villanova student section fired back, … Continue reading

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Pinkston’s block delivers Legends Classic title for Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Zak Irvin saw the wide-open bucket and a win for Michigan right in front of him. JayVaughn Pinkston saw differently, and it was Villanova who walked away victorious. A beautiful out-of-bounds play drawn up by Michigan … Continue reading

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Villanova asserts itself in 77-53 win over No. 14 VCU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: Thanks so much to Terrence Payne for his help with this story) In a battle of unbeaten, unanimous preseason conference favorites of the two premier East Coast basketball-only leagues, Villanova showed Virginia Commonwealth that … Continue reading

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Dominant first half allows ‘Nova to cruise to victory

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – After a slow start to Friday’s season-opening win over Lehigh, Villanova made sure it didn’t make a trend of that Monday night. The No. 12 Wildcats exploded out to an early lead, forcing turnovers, running the … Continue reading

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Villanova handles Nyack in exhibition, 82-45

Patrick Paul (@p_paul20) – Villanova dominated the glass and the game in its second exhibition contest of the 2014-15 preseason, taking down Division II Nyack (N.Y.) 82-45 at the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday afternoon. Heading into this preseason matchup, … Continue reading

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Northwood no match for ‘Nova in exhibition matchup

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – For the first time in 22 years, former Villanova head coach Rollie Massimino returned to the sideline at the Pavilion. Massimino made his claim to fame with ‘Nova in 1985, when he led the Wildcats to … Continue reading

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Villanova chosen to win the Big East at Media Day

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – It was basically a formality heading into the Big East’s 2014 Media Day that Villanova would be selected as the conference’s top team heading into the 2014-15 season. And for good reason. The reigning champions who … Continue reading

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2014-15 Season Primer: Villanova Wildcats

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This article is part of CoBL’s 2014-15 College Season Preview, which will run from October 3-November 14, the first day of games. For the complete rundown, click here) 2014-15 Villanova Wildcats Season Primer Coach: Jay … Continue reading

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Villanova, Big East release full 2014-15 schedules

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With an exciting combination of promising young talent and proven veteran leadership, Villanova is expected to be one of the strongest teams in the Big East this season. Based on the Wildcats’ 2014-15 schedule, head coach … Continue reading

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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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