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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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2016 big man Omari Spellman commits to Villanova

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – Villanova picked up its first commitment of the 2016 class Friday afternoon when Omari Spellman pledged his verbal. The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Spellman said via twitter that he was honoring his mother’s birthday by making his announcement today. … Continue reading

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Villanova thrashes Seton Hall, 80-54

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) – The scoring in Monday night’s game opened exactly how Saturday night’s ended for Villanova. And, lately, that’s meant good things for the Wildcats. Darrun Hilliard got it started with a 3-pointer from the top of 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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Tipping Off: Wednesday, February 11

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … Continue reading

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Tipping Off: Monday, February 9

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Tipping Off: Saturday, February 7

CoBL Staff (@hooplove215) – Welcome to Tipping Off, CoBL’s morning hub, where you can get all the information on today’s games while also catching up on the action from the previous day as well as various other things going on … 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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Albert: Bring Big 5 games back to the Palestra

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — Less than 100 Saint Joseph’s fans littered the stands at Tom Gola Arena, sporting their maroon and white, ready to cheer on their Hawks. It was the last Big 5 game of the year, Villanova … 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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Big East Beatdown: Hoyas upset No. 4 Villanova, 78-58

Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) – WASHINGTON, D.C. — Perhaps men’s basketball in the Big East Conference isn’t as entertaining or as full of rivalries as it used to be, but on Monday night, all eyes were on Verizon Center in Washington … Continue reading

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‘Nova sophomore crashes the boards with “Hart”

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Villanova’s unselfish play was on display in a number of ways on Wednesday night. The most obvious was perhaps the Wildcats’ 24 assists on 28 buckets against Xavier, an incredible display of sharing the ball. Ryan … 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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What we’ve learned: Big East Conference

Jeff Neiburg (@Jeff_Neiburg) & Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – We’re now two weeks into the year 2015 which means conference play is starting to heat up and we’ll soon find out whose non-conference record’s were legit, and who had their 2014’s … Continue reading

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Villanova runs past St. John’s, 90-72

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – When St. John’s turned up its defensive pressure, Villanova head coach Jay Wright had to decide how his team would respond. The Wildcats’ experienced backcourt could be patient against the Red Storm press, or go full-throttle, … Continue reading

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Villanova’s undefeated season ends at hands of SHU

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – The free throw shooting didn’t help. Nor did Villanova’s inability to hit shots from the perimeter. And the 15 turnovers on the road weren’t doing much good, either. What it added up to was the first … 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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Howard brothers’ journey brings them together on court

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Ashley Howard was conflicted. As the Villanova assistant sat there on the bench during Tuesday night’s game against NJIT, watching as his Wildcats found themselves in a tougher-than expected battle against the Highlanders, he was proud. … Continue reading

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Second-half surge lifts Nova over NJIT

Garrett Miley (@GWMiley) – Villanova’s balance has received handfuls of praise throughout their early season success. However, their depth in the backcourt might be what takes them deep into the month of March in 2015. Even without senior guard Darrun … Continue reading

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Life Center’s Carter raking in offers since return from injury

Tom Reifsnyder (@tom_reifsnyder) – Traci Carter isn’t where he wants to be. The senior guard scored 17 points for Life Center Academy (2-6) in a loss to Pope John XXIII (2-0) at the Mary Kline Winter Classic on Sunday afternoon. Carter … Continue reading

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Defense propels Ewing past Salesianum, 74-63

Ari Rosenfeld (@realA_rosenfeld) – When the schedule for the first annual Mary Kline Winter Classic was released, one of the highlights of the day was sure to be the high level matchup taking place in the first game: AAU teammates … Continue reading

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Villanova stuns Syracuse in overtime

By: Andrew Albert (@AndrewJAlbert01) — We’ve seen this story before. An improbable comeback by Villanova in the second half, topped by a last second bucket to force overtime against Syracuse at the Wells Fargo Center. Saturday’s 82-77 Villanova win in overtime … Continue reading

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Hilliard, Hart lead Villanova past Temple, 85-62

Josh Verlin (@jmverlin) – Through its first nine games of the season, Villanova’s earned a reputation as a team without a star. The Wildcats’ top seven players all averaged within a few points of each other, and the team hadn’t … Continue reading

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