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Villanova takes down NJIT Highlanders

Villanova PA: On Tuesday December 23 from The Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University, the seventh ranked undefeated Villanova Wildcats hosted NJIT Highlanders. Villanova comes into game off a comeback overtime win over Syracuse while NJIT comes into game off a win over Central Connecticut. The game was broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 with […]
Via Philly Sports Live
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Villanova overcomes second-half deficit to rout NJIT

  Dylan Ennis scored 17 points, Ryan Arcidiacono matched a season high with 16 and No. 7 Villanova shot 54 percent from the field to survive an early upset scare with a 92-67 win over NJIT on Tuesday night. Daniel Ochefu added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (12-0), who remained perfect on the season to match their second best start in program history. Four players hit...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

NJIT-Villanova Preview

After needing overtime to beat a longtime rival, Villanova faces another potentially tough challenge against a significantly less-established program that's already upset one ranked opponent this season. Looking to go 12-0 for the first time in 53 years, the No. 7 Wildcats host NJIT on Tuesday night. Villanova overcame a 15-point first-half deficit by shooting 54.2 percent in the...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

JayVaughn Pinkston, Duane Wilson earn Big East weekly honors

Photo: Rob Grabowski / USA Today Sports The Big East announced Villanova forward JayVaughn Pinkston and Marquette guard Duane Wilson as winner’s of its weekly awards Monday. Pinkston, a 6-foot-7 senior, won Player of the Week. He posted 25 points and 10 rebounds in Villanova’s overtime win against Syracuse. He also had three steals and two blocks. Wilson, a 6-foot-2 guard...
Via The Catch and Shoot
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Villanova rallies in 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday. The Wildcats (11-0) never led until overtime and rallied from a 15-point hole to stun their former Big East rival. Josh Hart buried a 3-pointer and Pinkston tied the score 69-all with 4.2...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Syracuse Blows 5-Point Lead Against Villanova In Final 15 Seconds

Syracuse and No. 7 Villanova combined to play some of the craziest 15 seconds of college basketball you’ll ever see this afternoon.  The Wildcats, down by five points, hit a 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining to cut the Orange’s lead to 69-67. On the ensuing inbounds pass, Villanova did a good job pressuring the ball, forcing Syracuse to make a tough pass that led to a turnover...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Syracuse-Villanova Preview

Coach Jay Wright has praised his team's play, which shouldn't be a huge surprise considering Villanova is undefeated. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim gave a rather blunt assessment of his team, simply saying it's not close to being good. These former Big East rivals meet Saturday when the seventh-ranked Wildcats host the Orange at the Wells Fargo Center. Despite having already faced three...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Villanova routs Temple, stays undefeated after 10 games

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Josh Hart and Darrun Hilliard each scored 20 points to lead No. 7 Villanova to an 85-62 win over Temple on Sunday. The Wildcats are 10-0 for the second straight year and have won all three games against their Philadelphia rivals. They started 11-0 last season before losing to Syracuse. Up next for the Wildcats, another date with the Orange. Hart and Hilliard became...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 7 Villanova stays undefeated, routs Temple

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Josh Hart and Darrun Hilliard each scored 20 points to lead No. 7 Villanova to an 85-62 win over Temple on Sunday. The Wildcats are 10-0 for the second straight year and have won all three games against their Philadelphia rivals. They started 11-0 last season before losing to Syracuse. Up next for the Wildcats, another date with the Orange. Hart and Hilliard...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Look For As Syracuse Takes on Louisiana State

Syracuse needs a win badly, and today’s matchup with the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs will serve as a tune-up before the team’s toughest game to date – the Villanova Wildcats on the road.  The coaching staff has a ton of problems to work through, so here is what to look for in today’s afternoon matchup: Kaleb Joseph’s Role: The Orange’s newest freshman phenom point guard...
Via Orange Fizz
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ennis scores 18 to lead No. 7 Villanova to victory over Illinois

  Dylan Ennis scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Villanova past Illinois 73-59 on Tuesday night. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu both scored 12 points. Malcolm Hill scored a career-high 20 points for Illinois. Rayvonte Rice, the leading scorer for the Illini, struggled from the field, shooting 4 of 13 and scoring just 10 points. Villanova went on a 15-4 run after Ochefu's layup at...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Balanced attack helps No. 10 Villanova get past Saint Joseph's

  Josh Hart scored 12 points and Phil Booth and Darrun Hilliard each had 11 to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 74-46 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-0) scored the first eight points, led by 15 only 6 minutes into the game and treated the rest of it like a glorified exhibition against one of their biggest rivals. Villanova thumped Saint Joseph's 98-68 last year and...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Villanova tops Saint Joseph's 74-46

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Josh Hart scored 12 points and Phil Booth and Darrun Hilliard each had 11 to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 74-46 win over Saint Joseph's on Saturday. The Wildcats (8-0) scored the first eight points, led by 15 only 6 minutes into the game and treated the rest of it like a glorified exhibition against one of their biggest rivals. Villanova thumped Saint Joseph's...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Saint Joseph's-Villanova Preview

Now that the Philadelphia 76ers have won a game, the city's basketball attention may best be focused on when Villanova might lose one. It seems unlikely to happen at home against Saint Joseph's on Saturday as the Philadelphia foes renew their Big 5 rivalry. Jay Wright's team continued to cruise with Wednesday's 84-70 win at La Salle in its first Big 5 matchup, shooting 56.6 percent...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Villanova rolls past La Salle as Hilliard, Ellis lead way

  Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 15 points to lead No. 10 Villanova to an 84-70 win over La Salle on Wednesday night. Josh Hart and JayVaughn Pinkston each added 12 points for the Wildcats (7-0). The Wildcats shot 50 percent (7 of 14) from 3-point range. Jerrell Wright scored 19 points and Khalid Lewis had 17 for the Explorers (4-3). The Wildcats dominated from the...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 10 Villanova rolls past La Salle 84-70

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 15 points to lead No. 10 Villanova to an 84-70 win over La Salle on Wednesday night. Josh Hart and JayVaughn Pinkston each added 12 points for the Wildcats (7-0). The Wildcats shot 50 percent (7 of 14) from 3-point range. Jerrell Wright scored 19 points and Khalid Lewis had 17 for the Explorers (4-3). The Wildcats dominated...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-La Salle Preview

Villanova has looked good behind its balanced scoring and a solid defense, though coach Jay Wright understands December brings new tests with the start of Big Five play. The 10th-ranked Wildcats seek their 13th consecutive regular-season win Wednesday night when they open Philadelphia's annual city series against La Salle, which hopes to avoid a third straight defeat. Villanova ...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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