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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: 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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