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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 outlasts Hass, Bucknell 72-65

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Shooting 5-22 from beyond the arc isn’t usually a recipe for success in college basketball. However, Villanova once again overcame poor shooting, this time with big time defense, to slide past Bucknell at home, 72-65. It … 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 pulls away from Lehigh in second half

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – ALLENTOWN, Pa.– After a slow start, Villanova asserted itself as the superior team in the second half, pulling out a 77-66 season-opening win over Lehigh in the first game held at the new PPL Center in … 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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Arcidiacono preparing for junior season

Tom Dougherty (@todougherty) – (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) For some, Ryan Arcidiacono’s sophomore season … 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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Brunson the potential missing piece for Villanova tourney run

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Shabazz Napier and UConn. Russ Smith and Louisville. Kemba Walker and UConn (again). To make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament these days, it’s pretty clear that you need a lead guard who can put … 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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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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