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Providence takes down Villanova in Overtime

Philadelphia PA: 24 hours after the City of Philadelphia got hit with the snow storm, college basketball took center stage at Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia as the number 4 ranked Villanova Wildcats took on the 16th ranked Providence Friars. Villanova comes into game with record of (17-2 & 7-0 in Big East) and […]
Via Philly Sports Live
20 days ago  |  Discuss

No.4 Villanova Upset By No.16 Providence In Overtime

Minutes after No.8 SMU suffered its first loss of the season, No.4 Villanova was also toppled and took its third loss of the season. No.16 Providence needed overtime to beat the Wildcats 82-76 and secure its 16th win of the year. The Friars could have walked away with the win in regulation, but with nine seconds left, Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono tied it at 66-66 to send it...
Via Gamedayr
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Providence-Villanova Preview

Villanova will have only two home games over a month-long stretch, so it's willing to wait as long as it takes to play them. After being delayed one day, the fourth-ranked Wildcats are hoping to get the chance Sunday to face No. 16 Providence. Villanova is in a stretch where it plays five of seven games on the road and was scheduled to play this one Saturday until Winter Storm...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

#4 Villanova Survives Seton Hall Scare, Wildcats Win 72-71

A packed Seton Hall student section Wednesday Night/Josh Adamsby Josh Adams@NCAAHoopsDigestThere were 8,786 fans in the stands and 2 NBA scouts in the Prudential Center on Wednesday Night to see the #4 Villanova Wildcats take on the Seton Hall Pirates. The referee crew for the game decided at halftime that everyone came to see them. Wednesday's game looked like it would be an instant...
Via College Hoops Digest
23 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 4 Villanova edges Seton Hall on layup by Arcidiacono

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Ryan Arcidiacono hit a go-ahead layup with 32.4 seconds to play and foul-plagued Daniel Ochefu made a crucial block to preserve the lead as No. 4 Villanova held off another Seton Hall upset bid with a 72-71 victory on Wednesday night. The win was the ninth in a row overall and the 22nd straight in the Big East Conference for Villanova (17-2, 7-0), which tried...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Big East officials: Providence-Villanova game on as scheduled

Headlining the Big East slate on Saturday is No. 16 Providence traveling to No. 4 Villanova.The Northeast is anticipating a monster snowstorm, which could put Saturday's tilt between the Friars and Wildcats in jeopardy. However, Andy Katz of ESPN reported on Wednesday evening that Big East officials expect this game to go on as scheduled.Here is Katz full tweet:Providence is coming...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova-Seton Hall Preview

Inconsistent outside shooting hasn't stopped Villanova from maintaining its Big East dominance and continuing to rise in the national polls. The No. 4 Wildcats will likely have to claw out another victory Wednesday night at Seton Hall in a pairing of two of the conference's top defensive teams. Despite ranking ninth in the 10-team Big East in 3-point shooting at 31.2 percent,...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

How a loss three years ago still motivates Villanova

Look at Villanova. It’s rolling: 16-2, the top team in the RPI rankings, the top team in KenPom.com’s rankings, sixth in the AP Poll. If the season ended today you could make an easy case that the Wildcats should be an NCAA Tournament No. 1 seed for the second straight year.If you look at where Jay Wright’s program stands these days, you’d could assume it’s always been...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova survives scare to beat Georgetown

WASHINGTON (AP) Josh Hart had 15 points and 12 rebounds as No. 6 Villanova took advantage of a cold-shooting, mistake-heavy rival and survived its own second-half cold spell to beat Georgetown 55-50 on Saturday for their 21st consecutive Big East victory. Despite going almost 6 minutes without a field goal, the Wildcats (16-2, 6-0) won their eighth straight since a December loss...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova Women’s Basketball Take down Seton Hall

Villanova PA: As conference plays picks up and most of the games become must wins in order to get a good spot in the conference tournament, that is what took play on Friday night as women’s basketball took center stage at the Pavilion on the Campus of Villanova University as Villanova Wildcats hosted Seton Hall […]
Via Philly Sports Live
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova-Georgetown Preview

Villanova coach Jay Wright knows the rest of the Big East is gunning for his first-place Wildcats. And although Wright's team isn't playing as well as he'd like heading into a road meeting with a longtime rival, Villanova continues to rack up wins against conference opponents. The sixth-ranked Wildcats will put their 20-game Big East winning streak on the line against Georgetown...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova's Daniel Ochefu suffers deep bruise, being evaluated

Daniel Ochefu is being evaluated on Thursday after suffering a "deep bruise" in second half of No. 6 Villanova's 83-68 win over Marquette.The senior center capped a 20-2 run with a dunk with 4:48 remaining in regulation, but came down hard after the slam."He has a deep bruise in his buttocks," Villanova head coach Jay Wright said on Thursday in the Big East coaches' conference call...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Late Wildcats surge sinks Marquette against Villanova

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kris Jenkins scored 20 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 83-68 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.The Wildcats (15-2, 5-0 Big East) blew a 16-point lead and trailed early in the second half until they took control late in the game.Daniel Ochefu grabbed 13 rebounds and the Wildcats hit eight 3-pointers to win their seventh straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova tops Marquette, stays unbeaten in Big East

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Kris Jenkins scored 20 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead No. 6 Villanova to an 83-68 win over Marquette on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (15-2, 5-0 Big East) blew a 16-point lead and trailed early in the second half until they took control late in game to for the 36th straight time at the Pavilion. Daniel Ochefu grabbed 13 rebounds and the Wildcats hit...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova HC Andy Talley to retire after 2016 season

The Villanova Wildcats have only had football back for thirty years. They brought it back in 1985 and since then, Andy Talley has led the team to a myriad of success. Talley is the winnigest active coach in Division I football right now and the Wildcats will have to replace him after next year. According to SB Nation, Talley is set to retire after the 2016 season and long-time assistant...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Marquette-Villanova Preview

Coach Jay Wright believes the Big East is the deepest it has been in three years, which makes Villanova's bid for a second 5-0 start in that span that much more impressive. Behind a balanced attack and the conference's top defense, the sixth-ranked Wildcats look to remain in sole possession of first place with a 33rd consecutive home win Wednesday night against a Marquette team...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Josh Hart and Ryan Arcidiacono propel No. 11 Villanova past No. 18 Butler

INDIANAPOLIS — Josh Hart scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 to help No. 11 Villanova get past No. 18 Butler 60-55 on Sunday night.The Wildcats (14-2, 4-0 Big East) have won six straight to remain the conference's only unbeaten team in league play.Butler (12-4, 1-3) was led by Roosevelt Jones with 20 points and Kellen Dunham with 13. The Bulldogs lost their second straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Butler posts season low in points in 60-55 loss to Villanova

INDIANAPOLIS -- Josh Hart scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 to help No. 11 Villanova get past No. 18 Butler 60-55 on Sunday night.The Wildcats (14-2, 4-0 Big East) have won six straight to remain the conference's only unbeaten team in league play.Butler (12-4, 1-3) was led by Roosevelt Jones with 20 points and Kellen Dunham with 13. The Bulldogs lost their second straight...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 11 Villanova finds Hart to beat No. 18 Butler 60-55

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Josh Hart scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono had 11 to help No. 11 Villanova get past No. 18 Butler 60-55 on Sunday night. The Wildcats (14-2, 4-0 Big East) have won six straight to remain the conference's only unbeaten team in league play. Butler (12-4, 1-3) was led by Roosevelt Jones with 20 points and Kellen Dunham with 13. The Bulldogs lost their second...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Foot injury ends Dylan Ennis' season after two games

Dylan Ennis' season is over after only two games.Oregon head coach Dana Altman announced on Wednesday that his graduate transfer point guard is done for the remainder of the season after re-aggravating a foot injury he suffered in November.Ennis missed the first 12 games of the year for the Ducks. He made his season debut on Dec. 29 against Division II Western Oregon. In two games...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 11 Villanova holds off Seton Hall 72-63

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Daniel Ochefu had 20 points and 18 rebounds in one of the best games for a Villanova big man in years, leading the No. 11 Wildcats to a 72-63 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday night. Ochefu, a 6-foot-11, 245-pound forward, made 6 of 13 shots and was 8 of 10 from the free-throw line to help Villanova (13-2, 3-0 Big East) win its fifth straight game. Ochefu...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Seton Hall-Villanova Preview

Villanova opened Big East play with a blowout of a top contender and some revenge against a possible sleeper. The next contest provides another shot at the latter. The 11th-ranked Wildcats will continue their effort to prove they're still the team to beat in the Big East as streaking Seton Hall visits Wednesday night seeking its third win in this series in the last two years. ...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Hart, Ochefu lead No. 16 'Nova to 85-71 win over Creighton

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Josh Hart scored 25 points and Daniel Ochefu led 16th-ranked Villanova's powerful inside game with 19 points in an 85-71 victory over Creighton on Saturday night. Hart made 10 of 14 shots and had five rebounds, three steals and a block for the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 Big East). The 6-foot-11 Ochefu made all seven of his first-half shots and finished 9 for 10. Maurice...
Via AP on Fox
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Beyond the Arc: Villanova's Arcidiacono puts on show, helps hand No. 6 Xavier first loss

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Ryan Arcidiacono hit seven 3-pointers, scored 27 points and showed No. 16 Villanova may again be the team to beat in the Big East, thumping No. 6 Xavier 95-64 on Thursday. The two-time defending regular-season Big East championships and the 2015 tournament champs raced to a 20-point lead in the first half behind a 3-point happy offense and ended the Musketeers...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova lays Smackdown to undefeated Xavier on NYE

Villanova PA: As 2015 comes to close, that means the start of conference play in college basketball begins and that is what took place on Thursday afternoon at the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University as the Big East opened conference play as 16th ranked Villanova Wildcats hosted 6th ranked undefeated Xavier Musketeers. Villanova comes […]
Via Philly Sports Live
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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