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Villanova commit Tim Delaney making changes

Madison Elliott (@m_elliott95) – Tim Delaney has been in the spotlight before, as the first committed recruit for the 2015 Villanova recruit class. Now, he has some big changes coming up as he begins to prepare for his senior season. He … Continue reading

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Updated CoBL D-I Recruiting Needs: Part 2

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – (Ed. Note: This piece originally ran May 21. We’ve updated it to include recent commitments with the July live periods just days away) With the recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across … Continue reading

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Villanova’s Bell looking forward to Summer League

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The NBA draft can be a torturous experience. Not only if your favorite franchise has two Top 10 picks like this year’s 76ers, or if you have the No. 1 pick and top prospect Joel Embiid … Continue reading

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Villanova Team Camp: Day 1 Recruiting Notebook

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) & Alex Chesen (@amchesen) – The first night of Villanova’s two-day high school team camp showed off a high level of talent, with schools from a few different states in the Mid-Atlantic region traveling up to the … Continue reading

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CoBL Division I 2015 recruiting needs (Pt. 2)

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With the vast majority of recruiting for 2014 over and done with, Division I programs across the country are starting to look at their 2015 recruiting classes. And many of them are keeping a close eye … Continue reading

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Villanova’s Jay Wright speaks about Pentagon, Dave Gavitt

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Between his years as head coach at Villanova, Hofstra and for various USA Basketball squads, Jay Wright has met his fair share of celebrities and traveled to more than a handful of impressive destinations. He’s one … Continue reading

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The Basketball Tournament sets field of 32

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The Basketball Tournament–the $500k, winner-take-all, anyone-can-enter tournament coming to Philadelphia this summer–has set its field of 32 teams. After months of online voting, the top 24 squads in terms of their social media support all made … 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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For Villanova’s Jenkins, hard work paying off

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – BUFFALO, N.Y.– Since stepping onto the Villanova University campus last year, freshman Kris Jenkins has had to fight. He’s had to lose weight and shake a comfortable lifestyle to prepare himself for the rigors of a … Continue reading

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Former Big East lives again when Villanova faces UConn

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Conference realignment will un-align, if only for two hours or so. At the First Niagara Center on Saturday evening, the clock will be rewound just long enough to remember what was for many years the … 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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NCAA Tournament: Buffalo Media Day Quoteables

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – BUFFALO, N.Y.–Plenty of great quotes from the 16 press conferences at First Niagara Center on Wednesday, as eight sets of players and coaches took the podium one after another to discuss their … 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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NCAA Tournament: A look at the East region

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – The brackets are here. The Section Committee placed Villanova, Saint Joseph’s and Delaware in the same East region. Two of those schools–Villanova and St. Joe’s–are in the same pod. Here’s a preview of that East region, with … 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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Wildcats trounce Hoyas in regular season finale

Andrew Koob (@AndrewKoob) – After Thursday night’s win over Xavier, it would have been easy for the Villanova Wildcats to look ahead. Maybe no one would be surprised if, in their season finale with the regular season Big East championship and … 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 Preview: St. John’s (Feb. 22nd)

Lee Kunkel (@Kunkel5) – Villanova (23-3, 11-2) vs St. John’s (18-9, 8-6) When: Saturday, February 22nd, 1:30pm FS1 Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA KenPom: Villanova 7th, St. John’s 30th In a Sentence… Villanova looks continue their push forward to a Big East regular … Continue reading

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Wright gets 400th as ‘Nova beats Seton Hall, 70-53

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – With each passing game, it becomes tougher and tougher to argue against Villanova as a true national title contender. Sure, the Big East isn’t as strong as it was when it had 16 teams and regularly … 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 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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