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Big 5 awards announced

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – It was a rather quiet March for the Big 5, with neither Saint Joseph’s nor Villanova making their way to the Sweet 16, both at the hands of the UConn Huskies. La Salle, Penn, and Temple … Continue reading

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In dark time, future still plenty bright for Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Momentum is a fickle thing. It comes and goes without much of a hint of its intentions, sometimes sticking around for a while and sometimes fleeing before it was ever really there. As a team, Villanova’s … Continue reading

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Napier ends Villanova’s Sweet 16 hopes

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Shabazz Napier stewed on the bench in the first half, playing eight minutes after getting into early foul trouble. Nothing, not even fouls, would stop him in the second half. The senior guard and American Athletic … 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 hoping regular-season success spills over into March Madness

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– This season was the most successful regular season in Villanova men’s basketball history–and for now, it’s still mostly meaningless. Twenty-eight times over the last four months and change, Jay Wright’s squad walked off the court … Continue reading

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Gibbs’ jumper shocks Villanova as Seton Hall upends Wildcats, 64-63

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – NEW YORK–All season long, Villanova has relied on its 3-point shooting, taking more treys than any other team in the Big East and making more than all but Creighton. At the worst possible time, in the … Continue reading

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Hilliard sets career high as ‘Nova sets wins mark

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The way Darrun Hilliard was shooting the ball, it seemed like he could have kept Villanova in the game against Marquette by himself. When his teammates joined in on the scoring, then it was no contest. … 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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Arcidiacono’s shot lifts Wildcats over St. John’s

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono held onto the ball outside of the three-point line, waiting and watching the shot clock tick down. With less than four minutes left in a tied ballgame against the St. John’s Red … Continue reading

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Villanova clinches Big 5 with win over Temple

Anthony Bellino (@Bellino_Anthony) – Villanova didn’t trail to Temple at all in Saturday’s Big 5 contest, yet they couldn’t seem to separate themselves in the first half. The second half was a different story, the Wildcats showed everyone at the … 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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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: Providence (Jan. 5)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova (12-1, 1-0) vs. Providence (10-4, 0-1) When: Sunday, January 5, 7 PM Where: The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa./FS1 RPI: Villanova 5, Providence 96 KenPom: Villanova 8, Providence 78 In a sentence… Villanova’s hoping to get a … 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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Syracuse runs by Villanova, 78-62

Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) – SYRACUSE, N.Y.–Villanova had the best start they could have asked for against the second ranked Syracuse. Then it all went downhill. A dominant Orange run in the first half paved the way against their former Big East … 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 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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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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Ranking both new and familiar to Villanova

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Jay Wright is used to Villanova being in the Top 25 during his 13 years at the Main Line institution. He’s had the Wildcats ranked as high as No. 2 in the country, with appearances inside … Continue reading

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Villanova Preview: Penn (Dec. 4)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – (Ed. Note: This preview takes a look at the Big 5 clash from the Villanova point of view, getting a better look at Penn. For an angle from the Quakers’ bench, click here) No. 14 Villanova (7-0) … 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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Villanova Preview: Kansas (Nov. 29)

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova (5-0) vs Kansas (5-0) When: Friday, November 29 – 9:30 PM Where: Imperial Arena – Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas In a sentence… The Wildcats face their toughest test of the season in the semifinals of … Continue reading

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