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Big 5 announces award winners

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – The Big 5 released its annual men’s basketball awards on Monday, with Temple, La Salle and Villanova garnering the most prolific awards. Temple’s Khalif Wyatt was named the Big 5 Player of the Year after leading his … Continue reading

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Galloway, Wyatt, Yarou headed to Portsmouth

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – What has been a highly successful season for La Salle guard Ramon Galloway continued this past week. The senior was selected to play in the Portsmouth Invitational, which will take place from April 10-13 in Portsmouth, Virginia. … Continue reading

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2012-13 Postseason Capsules: Villanova Wildcats

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova Record: 20-14 (10-8 Big East); lost to No. 8 North Carolina in NCAA second round The skinny: The young Wildcats experienced the kind of up-and-down season that most inexperienced teams produce. Ultimately, Villanova’s 2012-13 campaign … Continue reading

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Villanova excited for NCAA tournament

John Iatesta (@JohnIatesta) – Last year Villanova was on the outside looking in during the selection show. This year senior forward Mouphtaou Yarou was relishing the chance to play in the tournament in his final year. The Wildcats were the … Continue reading

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Villanova beats St. John’s, secures spot in NCAA Tournament

Kevin Doyle (@KLDoyle11) – According to the countless NCAA Tournament bracket projections circulating, Villanova looked to be safely in after the conclusion of the regular season. Philadelphia’s own Joe Lunardi has the Wildcats penciled in as a #10 in his … Continue reading

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Villanova gets statement win, topples No. 5 Georgetown

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – With under five minutes to play and the Villanova Wildcats holding onto an eight-point lead against the 5th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas, the fans rose to their feet and cheered, knowing their team had the chance to pull off … Continue reading

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Robinson’s big shots help Pitt overcome ‘Nova

Jasper Wilson (@wilson_jasper) – Overcoming a first half and game more generally hampered by an abundance of fouls and offensive troubles, Pitt and Villanova played to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday. In a game in which the lead was always … Continue reading

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Villanova tops UConn for crucial road win

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova came into Saturday’s game at Connecticut sitting squarely on the NCAA Tournament bubble, in dire need of a quality road victory. Thanks to their freshman phenom and 40 minutes of dirty work, the Wildcats got … Continue reading

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Wildcats look for crucial road win at UConn

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova is fighting for its NCAA Tournament life. Connecticut has nothing to play for but pride. You never would have known it from their most recent games. While the Wildcats (15-10, 6-6 Big East) limp into … Continue reading

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Villanova looks for sweep of South Florida

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Ryan Arcidiacono insists Villanova wasn’t in desperation mode when it shot 60 percent from the field and threatened to hang 100 points on DePaul in a Tuesday night romp. Nor were the Wildcats playing with a … Continue reading

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Arcidiacono, Villanova rout DePaul

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – After a pair of disappointing losses last week, Villanova needed a pick-me-up in the worst way. Nothing like a game against DePaul to recapture your mojo. Ryan Arcidiacono led six Wildcats in double figures with a … Continue reading

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Wildcats look for revenge against Providence

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – After the week Villanova just had, a letdown seemed only natural. Coming off a pair of victories over top-five opponents, the Wildcats were on Cloud Nine, nowhere to go but down from their temporary pedestal. So … Continue reading

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Wildcats fall to Biedscheid, Irish

Garrett Miley @GWMiley – Villanova was unable to pull off a third straight victory over a major opponent on Wednesday night against Notre Dame, falling to the Irish 65-60. Notre Dame’s Cameron Biedscheid was a standout for the Irish, finishing with … Continue reading

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Wildcats shock No. 3 Syracuse

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – With Villanova hosting Syracuse in South Philadelphia for the final time as Big East rivals, it was only fitting that the two conference originals put on a show. In the end, the Wildcats made sure they … Continue reading

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Villanova struggles offensively, falls to Syracuse 72-61

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01) – When a team looks to take down a top-10 opponent on the road, good shooting and solid defense need to be staples. Villanova could only meet half of that equation as it could not find the offense to pull the upset … Continue reading

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Villanova extends streak with win over USF

Andrew Koob(@AndrewKoob) – For most of the 2012-2013 season, Villanova freshman guard Ryan Arcidiacono has been the most revered and, in turn, the most criticized newcomer to the Wildcats’ squad. On Wednesday night, the other highly-regarded freshman, forward Daniel Ochefu, … Continue reading

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Wildcats going for fifth-straight win

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova had exactly one winning streak of three or more games a year ago. Already working on their second such spurt this season, the Wildcats appear well positioned to match last season’s longest run of success … Continue reading

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Wildcats ready to get rolling against Delaware

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova has spent the better part of a season and a half mired in mediocrity. Since the start of the 2011-12 campaign, the Wildcats are 19-23, alternating wins and losses like possessions. For every nascent streak, there … Continue reading

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Wildcats look to win ‘Holy War’ with Hawks

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova head coach Jay Wright has stalked the sidelines for the last 11 installments of the ‘Holy War’ with Saint Joseph’s. As the Wildcats’ leader can attest, that’s roughly a decade longer than is necessary to … Continue reading

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Wildcats look to win 10th straight against Penn

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Villanova head coach Jay Wright is fond of saying that every experience his young team goes through will be a new one. That will certainly be the case on Saturday, when the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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Wildcats ready for Big 5 battle with Temple

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Ryan Arcidiacono can say it’s just another game all he wants. Villanova’s freshman phenom did it before his first Big Five game, an overtime thriller against La Salle. He was doing it Tuesday, a day removed … Continue reading

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Wildcats top Vandy to snap losing streak

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Entering Saturday’s Big East-SEC Challenge game against Vanderbilt, the Villanova men’s basketball team had never set foot inside Memorial Gymnasium, the Commodores’ unusually designed home that has been a house of horrors for most guests since … Continue reading

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Villanova looks to stop skid at Vanderbilt

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Dissecting a college basketball team can be a complex exercise. Ask Villanova head coach Jay Wright why the Wildcats have dropped three straight games, however, and you’ll get a simple answer. “Youth, decision-making, and turnovers,” Wright … Continue reading

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Preview breakdown: La Salle v. Villanova

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Sunday afternoon marks the beginning of the Big 5 season when the Villanova Wildcats travel to Tom Gola Arena for a bout with the La Salle Explorers. The 31st meeting between the Wildcats and Explorers features two … Continue reading

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Villanova looks to bounce back against Columbia

Andy Edwards (@DLNAndyEdwards) – Starting a freshman at point guard and attempting to mold familiar faces into unfamiliar roles, Villanova head coach Jay Wright is fond of saying that every experience his young team has will be a new one. … Continue reading

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