VILLANOVA WILDCATS NEWS

Villanova guard Collin Gillespie returning soon

Help is on the way. Jon Rothstein is dropping that scolding hot scoop this morning, tweeting out that Villanova Wildcats freshman guard Collin Gillespie could return as soon as next week. Gillespie has been sidelined since early December with a wrist/hand injury, putting a stunt in his development. Gillespie’s timetable to return was initially 3-4 weeks from Dr. Jay Wright, and was...
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8 days ago

Kyle Lowry steps up with massive gift to Villanova

You da man, Kyle. Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! ICYMI late yesterday, fan-favorite Kyle Lowry likely scored himself some more points by donating $1 million dollars to Villanova - specifically to the new locker rooms at The Finn that will bear his name. This is awesome, but what is even more awesome is the new Dana O’Neil story on how this came to be. And now, the “news.” With $1...
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9 days ago

DiVincenzo drains a career-high six 3-pointers in 78-71 victory over St. John’s

Donte’s Inferno lit up Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. Donte DiVincenzo had some big performances against the St. John’s Red Storm last year, in his first full season as a Wildcat. Through three meetings against the Johnnies in 2016-17, he averaged 21.3 points per game, shot 21-for-29 overall, and was 7-for-14 from deep. Saturday night was no different for DiVincenzo...
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10 days ago

No. 1 Villanova holds off Ponds, St. John’s in 78-71 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Donte DiVincenzo hit six 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help No. 1 Villanova silence a rowdy New York crowd and hold off upset-minded St. John’s 78-71 on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Shammorie Ponds came close to leading the Red Storm (10-8, 0-6 Big East) to their first win over a No. 1 team in 33 years. Ponds scored a career-high 37 points in front...
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10 days ago

Wildcats plunder Pirates’ Den, win 67-59

A strong fourth quarter performance by the Lady ‘Cats grants them their third straight Big East win. The game was never out of reach, but it wasn’t in Villanova’s favor either. The Villanova women’s basketball team always seemed to be a step behind the Seton Hall Pirates, trailing them for a majority of the game. The Wildcats entered the fourth quarter down by four, but they would...
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11 days ago

Villanova vs. St. John’s: Three Things to Watch For

The Wildcats are back in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night. The Villanova Wildcats continue Big East play tomorrow night, when they take on the St. John’s Red Storm, who are trying to break Villanova’s 12-game winning streak against them. St. John’s has had a rough stretch to start conference play, losing their first five games and key player Marcus LoVett for the season to...
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11 days ago

Do You Want Villanova Or The Field To Win The Big East Title?

All the news from around Nova Nation Good Mid-Morning Nova Nation! For those of you early risers, you’ll get your crack-of-dawn morning links back next week. For the rest of us, it was a fun ride while it lasted... In real news, it’s time to ask the question again: Would your rather have Villanova or the field to win the Big East Title? Villanova is seeking its 5th consecutive...
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11 days ago

Villanova Back On Track For A Big East Title

X did not give it to ya. Good Morning(ish) Nova Nation! My schedule has been such that these brunch-time news updates have turned into a bit of a theme week! Now who’s complaining about Chris’s links, hmmm? In more important news, Villanova owns Xavier in Philly. We can cross out venue as the reason, it’s the city and surrounding areas. Villanova hasn’t lost to Xavier in a home...
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12 days ago

Booth, DiVincenzo showcase Villanova’s depth with blowout win over Xavier

The Villanova Wildcats dominated Xavier 89-65 with Phil Booth scoring a season high 21 points. Returning to the No 1 spot on the AP Poll, all eyes were on how the Villanova Wildcats would fare against an admirable opponent in the No. 10 ranked Xavier team. With a record of 14-1, Villanova has been the […] Booth, DiVincenzo showcase Villanova’s depth with blowout win over Xavier ...
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13 days ago

Lady ‘Cats survive late Georgetown surge to win 60-58

Villanova is now 3-2 in Big East play. The Villanova women’s basketball team continues to try and prove to be a relentless force in the Big East, after losses were handed to them by Creighton and Butler. They’ve now won back-to-back games, beating Xavier in lopsided fashion and on Wednesday night, Georgetown. The Lady Cats’ continued to prove they were on a mission in chasing after...
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13 days ago

Villanova Dominates Xavier 89-65 In Another Home Blowout

Another season, another 20+ point win over Xavier The Wells Fargo Center was primed for a contested battle between the two best teams in the Big East and a pair of Top 10 teams to boot. That lasted all of 9 seconds. The Villanova Wildcats would lead for the rest of the game, winning XX-XX over #10 Xavier Wednesday night. It was a heavy dose of Nova’s trio of captains that gave...
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13 days ago

Villanova Basketball Hosts Xavier In Toughest Test Yet

Should be a good one in Philly tonight Good Morning(ish) Nova Nation! Sometimes life happens, and so we’re presenting another “brunch” edition of of Arizin today. Since we’re already late, I’ll keep it short. But here’s a quick note to keep in mind for tonight’s game: Villanova hasn’t lost to Xavier at home since 1956 at the Field House. I don’t think that streak ends this season...
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13 days ago

Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead No. 1 Villanova to an 89-65 win over Xavier on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) returned to the top spot of the poll and dominated like a team that won’t lose its grip on that rank anytime soon. Booth and Brunson opened the game with 3s and the Wildcats played every...
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13 days ago

Villanova Women’s Basketball Preview: Georgetown Hoyas

Two rivals set to duke it out on the court. Villanova Wildcats (12-2) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (7-7) When: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. ESTWhere: McDonough Arena, Washington, D.C.Watch: Fox Sports Go, BIG EAST Digital NetworkGeorgetown’s Previous Season’s Record: 17-13, 9-9 BIG EAST Key Players For Georgetown: #11 Dionna White (5-5) Jr., G; #15 Mikayla Venson (5-8) Sr...
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14 days ago

State of the Nova Nation: Back at One, The Rebound, and is X Gon’ Give It to Ya?

I guess it wasn’t so hard to reclaim the No. 1 spot? As pointed out by Brendan Reilly, this is the 15th week in which Villanova has been ranked No. 1 in the last three years—more than any other school out there during this stretch. Now, it’s time to gear up for a fun top-10 battle with Xavier. We will be releasing a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday. As always, you can ask...
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14 days ago

Villanova Basketball Wins, Everyone Else Not So Much

The Cats will likely reclaim the AP Poll’s #1 ranking after the rest of civilization lost at basketball this week. Well that was a crazy weekend of basketball! I’ll be filling in for Chris this week as the Bomb Cyclone somehow blew him all the way to Vegas. Funny how that works. Enjoy the week off Chris, and please bring some warmer weather back with you! In case you missed it...
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15 days ago

Wright gets win No. 400 as ‘Nova head coach, Wildcats win 100-90

‘Cats hit the century mark and return to their winning ways. Jay Wright has reached yet another milestone with the Villanova Wildcats. With his Wildcats’ victory over the Marquette Golden Eagles, he now has 400 wins as Villanova’s head coach and his 522nd overall for his entire career. He was able to celebrate the accomplishment in front of a home crowd that braved the frigid Saturday...
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17 days ago

Brunson, No. 3 Villanova bounce back, beat Marquette 100-90

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson had 27 points and eight assists and No. 3 Villanova bounced back from its first loss of the season by holding off Marquette 100-90 on Saturday night. Eric Paschall added 19 points and Mikal Bridges had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Wildcats (14-1, 2-1 Big East), who never trailed and shot 56 percent from the field to give coach Jay Wright...
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17 days ago

Back to Business: Lady ‘Cats overpower Xavier 75-57

They were not messing around on Friday night. The Villanova women’s basketball team was once again forced to come back after a tough loss with another tough Big East matchup just a few days later. The Lady ‘Cats came out firing and downed the Xavier Musketeers at home, winning 75-57. The Wildcats started out strong, quickly building a lead and finished the first quarter up 17-13...
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18 days ago

The Dominance Of Villanova Basketball

10 impressive stats that show how Villanova has been unmatched over its amazing run. There isn’t really a great way to start to an article like this other than writing something like: Villanova is a really good basketball team and has done some really impressive things over the last 4 1/2 seasons. Whether it’s from an individual or team standpoint, the dominance over that period...
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18 days ago

3 Things to Watch For: Villanova vs. Marquette

The Wildcats are looking to bounce back against the Golden Eagles. The No. 3-ranked Villanova Wildcats (13-1, 1-1 Big East) will return home to the Wells Fargo Center Saturday night for the first time since December 10th. The Wildcats will face off against the Marquette Golden Eagles, who are currently 11-4 on the season and 2-1 in conference play. Marquette has grabbed some quality...
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18 days ago

Sports Illustrated issues another vote of confidence for Villanova

And hey, yB, there’s a speed bump reference! TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! SI is the latest to warn the naysayers that nothing is wrong with Villanova (although, debatable in a couple of areas) and that the Butler loss is likely just a - get this - speed bump on the way to another top seed in March. Heyooooooooooooooooooooooooooo And now, the “news.” 4 Big Picture Takeaways That Could...
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19 days ago

Villanova Women’s Basketball Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers

The Wildcats will try to even things back up, after starting Big East play at 1-2. #21 Villanova Wildcats (11-2) vs. Xavier Musketeers (8-5) When: Friday, January 5, 2018, at 7 p.m.Where: Jake Nevin Field HouseCoverage: Big East Digital Network/Fox Sports GoXavier’s Previous Season Record: 12-18Key Players for the Musketeers: #45 Imani Partlow (6-1) Jr., F; #25 Anniina Aijanen...
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19 days ago

Jalen Brunson: Statistical Phenom

Jalen Brunson is on pace for the greatest offensive season of the Jay Wright era. I love reading the comment sections on this site. We’ve got some really funny readers who also know their basketball. In fact, often times it’s those comments that send me down statistical rabbit holes that turn into articles. This is one of those articles, and it all started with a single line earlier...
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19 days ago

Villanova’s biggest obstacle may be the team’s health

The injury bug hit at the wrong time. And now, the “news.” The biggest hole on each national championship contender | ESPNIf North Carolina has any hope of defending its title, another scorer needs to emerge. But the Tar Heels aren't alone when it comes to needing to solve a problem or two to win it all. 2019 5-star Jalen Lecque may reclassify to 2018 | RivalsSomething to keep...
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20 days ago
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