JAMES BELL RUMORS & GOSSIP

#2 seed Villanova basketball knocked out by old Big East foe #7 seed UCONN

Shabazz Napier can now officially be marked down on the long list of “Philadelphia Sports Villains”. Within 3 days, Napier and the UCONN Huskies have beaten the only 2 Philadelphia teams in this year’s NCAA tournament. Not to mention crushing the Temple Owls twice during the regular season. In Thursday’s 89-81OT win over St. Joseph’s, the American Conference player of...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

#8 Villanova basketball ties team record

#8 Villanova basketball ties team recordDespite Villanova’s spring break and a lurking snowstorm, the crowd in attendance for Sunday’s afternoon matchup between the No. 9 Villanova Wildcats(26-3, 14-2)  and the Marquette Golden Eagles(17-12, 9-7) at the Wells Fargo Center was very impressive. After a tight race in the first half, the 15,000+ fans in attendance watched the Wildcats...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Villanova basketball narrowly slips by Providence

(Photo Credit: Josh Einbinder-Schatz) Villanova basketball (23-3, 11-2) picked up their 23rd win of the season with a 82-79 double OT victory over the Providence Friars. Following Sunday’s 101-80 beat-down to the Creighton Blue Jays, Villanova looked to Tuesday’s game at Providence(17-10, 7-7) as a stepping stone for Saturday’s home game against red hot St. Johns. However,...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova Basketball: #6 Wildcats man-handled yet again by #18 Creighton

While streaming Villanova’s road  game against the Creighton BlueJays (21-4, 11-2 Big East)  may not have been the best quality, the roaring of the CenturyLink Center Omaha could be heard loud and clear. Wildcat fans, players, and coaches alike are wondering, Why? What causes this team to completely breakdown when facing the BlueJays? Sunday’s 101-80 loss did reassure Wildcat...
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February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bell leads No. 6 Villanova past Xavier, 81-58

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- James Bell hit six 3-pointers and scored 27 points and Darrun Hilliard had 17 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 81-58 win over Xavier on Monday night. The Wildcats (20-2, 8-1 Big East) never trailed and have won four straight games since a 28-point loss to No. 12 Creighton on Jan. 20. Bell made 6 of 10 3s was 10 of 14 overall from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Bell leads No. 9 Villanova to rout of Temple

James Bell scored 19 points to lead No. 9 Villanova to a 90-74 win over Temple on Saturday. The win earned Villanova (19-2) a perfect 4-0 record in Big 5 play and its 22nd Big 5 championship in program history. Temple (6-14), meanwhile, missed out on a share of the city title and an opportunity to upset a Top-10 team for the sixth consecutive season. The Owls have 11 of their last...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 9 Villanova tops Georgetown 65-60

James Bell scored 16 points, and No. 9 Villanova prevailed in a messy, foul-plagued game of stops and starts Monday night for a 65-60 victory over Georgetown, the Hoyas' fifth straight loss. Daniel Ochefu added 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-1 Big East), who forced 18 turnovers while committing 16. Villanova made 22 of 28 free throws and moved into a tie...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova romps past DePaul, 88-62

James Bell had 17 points and eight rebounds, Ryan Arcidiacono scored 14 points, and No. 6 Villanova won its fifth straight game, 88-62 over DePaul on Saturday. The Wildcats (16-1, 5-0 Big East) made a whopping 19 of 26 shots (73 percent) in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference. Villanova tied a season low with five turnovers. Daniel Ochefu...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Toughest Test Yet: Syracuse Basketball Will Face Stiff Villanova Competition

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news   via Syracuse.com After a long break for the Orange, the Syracuse-Villanova rivalry continues with yet another top-ten matchup early in the college basketball season. While Syracuse was expected to be a top team in the country, Villanova’s quick rise has been more surprising. The Wildcats have played strong, with...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 14 Villanova romps past Saint Joseph's, 98-68

James Bell had 25 points and 14 rebounds and JayVaughn Pinkston scored 27 points, keeping No. 14 Villanova unbeaten with a 98-68 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday night. Darrun Hilliard scored 14 points to help the Wildcats (9-0) win their second game this week since joining The AP Top 25. Pinkston and Hilliard pounded the Hawks from inside and out, and the Wildcats dominated...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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