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No. 6 Villanova clinches share of Big East title, beats No. 25 Friars

  Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence on Tuesday night. Ryan Arcidiacono added 13 points and four assists for the Wildcats (26-2 overall, 13-2 Big East...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova routs No. 25 Providence 89-61

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence on Tuesday night. Ryan Arcidiacono added 13 points and four assists for the Wildcats (26-2 overall...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite impressive resume, Villanova remains untested beyond Big East

Ranked sixth in the nation and closing in on it’s second-straight conference crown, Villanova continued it’s recent run of dominance on Saturday with an 87-76 win over Marquette to further tighten it’s grip on the Big East with only four games remaining before the start of the conference tournament. Facing the short-handed Golden Eagles who were without starting guard Matt...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova beats Marquette, stretches win streak to eight games

MILWAUKEE -- Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points, Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 and No. 6 Villanova beat Marquette 87-76 on Saturday. Dylan Ennis and JayVaughn Pinkston each had 14 as Villanova (25-2, 12-2 Big East) extended its winning streak to eight games. Jujuan Johnson scored 20 points and Luke Fischer added 17 points for Marquette (11-15, 3-11), which dropped its third straight and...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marquette can't catch No. 6 Villanova

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points, Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 and No. 6 Villanova beat Marquette 87-76 on Saturday. Dylan Ennis and JayVaughn Pinkston each had 14 as Villanova (25-2, 12-2 Big East) extended its winning streak to eight games. Jujuan Johnson scored 20 points and Luke Fischer added 17 points for Marquette (11-15, 3-11), which dropped its third straight...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono Clobbered in Face by Sterling Gibbs

For the most part, it was a pretty good night of basketball for the Villanova Wildcats. They improved their record to a stellar 24-2 after clobbering Seton Hall by 26 points, plus junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono hit the 1,000 career points milestone! Unfortunately, no one cares about that trivia thanks to Seton Hall’s Sterling Gibbs. As you can see in the video above, Gibbs unloaded...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Vine: Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard Hit A Game-Winning Three With 1.2 Seconds Left

Senior guard Darrun Hilliard equaled the Villanova program record this afternoon for most three-pointers in a game with eight, and none was bigger than the final one he hit. Hilliard buried a three off a feed from Ryan Arcidiacono with 01.2 seconds left to finish with 31 points. Take a look.  Hilliard was unconscious as he tied Allan Ray’s single-game triples record, but that’s...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Darrun Hilliard Buries Butler with Late 3

Hilliard. Again. 31 tonight. https://t.co/sUOpdPZcdW — Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 15, 2015 Darrun Hilliard of Villanova scored a career best 31 points in the Wildcats victory at Butler. That gives Villanova the season sweep of the Bulldogs, as well as a 2 game lead in the standings. This has been the day of the late game monster 3.
Via The Student Section
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova Takes Revenge on Georgetown With A Balanced Attack

John Thompson III was worried about the Georgetown students swarming the floor after the Hoyas’ January 15 win over Villanova. It turns out that the Wildcats were just as swarming on both sides of the ball on Saturday, exacting a measure of revenge on Georgetown. Villanova shot lights out from the perimeter, building a large advantage over Georgetown that continued into the second...
Via The Student Section
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Georgetown Hoyas vs. Villanova Wildcats: Betting Odds

Betting odds for the Georgetown Hoyas vs. Villanova Wildcats.
Via Gamedayr
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Villanova Wearing 1985 National Championship Throwback Uniforms vs. Georgetown

The 1984-85 Villanova Wildcats are one of college basketball’s best underdog stories. Rollie Massimino’s team won the NCAA Tournament as an eight seed, upsetting powerhouse No. 1 Georgetown in the national championship 66-64. Today, No. 7 Villanova is the favorite when it hosts the No. 24 Hoyas, and they will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the program’s national championship...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rough week for the Big 5, but Wildcats stay on top

The past seven days were rough for the Philadelphia Big 5.  Some things (Villanova losing to Georgetown by 20) change, and others (Penn losing to those same Wildcats by double digits) stay the same.  The “conference” was 2-4 in play over the past week, and as we hit the end of January looking ahead to pivotal conference games in February, some schools are right where they need...
Via Total Sports Live
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova Wins Big 5 for 4th Year In A Row

For the 4th season in a row the Villanova Wildcats have won the Big 5.  On Saturday night they defeated Penn 62-47 at the Palestra to finish 4-0 in the city series.  The game was a lot closer then the score indicates. They have now won 11 straight Big 5 games. ‘We don’t own the city,’ said Villanova head coach Jay Wright after the tough fought victory.  ‘We just scrapped...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova Wildcats open 2015 as Best of Big 5

College football is over.  (Congrats to Ohio State, and you all suck for making me eat crow about Ohio State not belonging there.) The NFL season is not far from over.  (Take Indianapolis +7 against New England this weekend.  Just do it.  Trust me.) Those two bits of information lead to one thing for me.  It’s time to get in FULL BASKETBALL MODE — both the NBA and NCAA....
Via Total Sports Live
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

GIFs: Seton Hall Forces Villanova Into Bad Turnover In Overtime To Knock Off Undefeated Wildcats

Watch out for Seton Hall this season. The Pirates are 12-2, winning games without star guard Isaiah Whitehead, and just handed Big East favorite No. 6 Villanova its first loss. With a three point lead and 14 seconds remaining in overtime, the aggressive Seton Hall defense baited Nova’s Ryan Arcidiacono into a very bad turnover, leading to a pile-up at midcourt, and eventually two...
Via College Spun
January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

JayVaughn Pinkston’s Block Heard Around Brooklyn

Michigan was down a point to Villanova in the closing seconds. The Wolverines thought they had drawn up a game winning inbound play. It was great right up until JayVaughn Pinkston turned around and saved the day. Got em, coach http://t.co/Nu0bVZZN6T https://t.co/zPjm8QqlAY — Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) November 26, 2014 That is a major contender for defensive play of the year already.
Via The Student Section
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Villanova Wildcats season preview

Last season, the Villanova Wildcats shocked many early in the season and got off to a fast 11-0 start including wins over then the second best team in the country in Kansas and the twenty-third in Iowa. Their season-long winning streak would be snapped by Syracuse. They would only go onto lose four games the rest of the season, two of those losses would come against Creighton, an...
Via Total Sports Live
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

College Basketball 2014-15: Villanova Wildcats Team Preview

College basketball season is creeping up fast, and Athlon Sports is counting down to Midnight Madness and the start of practice on Oct. 17. ...
Via Athlon Sports
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What time does Villanova play UWM?

Wondering what time Villanova plays UWM in this years first round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament? The UW-Milwaukee Panthers, returning to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in eight seasons, face the Villanova Wildcats in its opening game at 8:25 p.m. Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. Prior to this year, the Wildcats hadn’t been nationally […]
Via Philly Sports Live
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright Talks March Madness, Twitter, and Dove Men+Care

Villanova head coach Jay Wright hopes to see his team play for the NCAA National Championship for college basketball. This season for the Villanova Wildcats has been great so far. As fans of the tournament know anything goes in during March Madness. As a coach of the team Wright needs to guide his players with poise and a sense of determination. As you will see in my interview with...
Via StraitPinkie.com
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Villanova Releases Teaser For New Uniforms To Be Worn Monday vs. Xavier

It appears that the Villanova Wildcats will be mixing up their uniform game this coming Monday against Xavier. Today, the school released a teaser video for new gray uniforms that will be worn for the nationally-televised matchup: The game will air on FOX Sports 1 at 7:00 EST. [VU Hoops via Phil Hecken]
Via College Spun
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Villanova Got Hosed On A Charge Call Against Marquette, Heads To Overtime

Villanova head coach Jay Wright is not a happy camper right now. His Wildcats are playing on the road at Marquette this afternoon, and thought that they had escaped from the BMO Harris Bradley Center with a victory in the game’s final second. Senior guard Tony Chennault found his way into the lane on what should have been the game’s final possession and appeared to hit the game...
Via College Spun
January 25, 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...
Via Orange Fizz
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Forgrave: Villanova has arrived ahead of schedule

It's early, so early - only one month into a college basketball season that's already seen things go not exactly how we expected. Every coach will remind you how early it is, even Villanova coach Jay Wright, who would have every right to point to his team's November/December returns and proclaim that, yes, his Wildcats really are the 14th-best team in the country and not just some...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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