Josh Hart announces he will return to Villanova for senior season

Junior guard Josh Hart was one of the top players on this year’s national championship Villanova team, but he’s not done with college yet. Hart, who averaged 15.5 points per game for the Wildcats, officially announced his return to ‘Nova for his senior season. ONE MORE YEAR!! \\\/// — Josh Hart (@JoshHart_3) May 25, 2016 Hart scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds...
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May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Title game hero Kris Jenkins returning to Villanova

Villanova forward Kris Jenkins, whose game-winning three-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Wildcats over North Carolina in the 2016 NCAA Tournament championship game, announced Monday night he’ll be returning to school for his senior season. Jenkins to Return to Villanova for 2016-17: — Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) May 3, 2016...
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May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova stars pay visit to 4-year-old fan with cancer

It’s safe to say that Villanova basketball players are in high-demand these days, and we aren’t talking about just on campus. Yet, the two men at the center of the most memorable finish to a NCAA men’s basketball championship in decades have apparently found time for their littlest of fans too. Quite literally in this case, as Ryan Arcidiacono and Daniel Ochefu pulled off...
Via The Comeback
April 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Phil Martelli corrects Big 5 Coach of the Year award

Big 5 basketball is amazing. People might think Philadelphia is strictly a pro sports town, and they’re mainly right, but forgetting Big 5 hoops altogether is a mistake. Villanova, St. Joe’s, Drexel, Penn and Temple (plus La Salle) all play each other every year. It is, and always will be, a big deal in the city. The Big 5 recently had an awards dinner and jamboree and gave...
Via The Comeback
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova's National Championship From The Perspective Of A First Year Student

As I walked to my next class towards Bartley Hall, all was relatively calm. The burn marks on the bricks in the middle of campus where a fire once burned and a few disheveled tree branches were the last remaining signs of a wild celebration that occurred two nights before. Besides those few remnants, only the memories remained.Memories that will last a lifetime.The Villanova...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which was started by a fan named Michael Kline on “I want the the UNC/Villanova...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Jay Wright says he plans to stay at Villanova

Despite rumors that Jay Wright has emerged as the top choice to become the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, he says he doesn’t intend to leave Villanova but didn’t completely rule out the possibility of going to the NBA. “I can say right now that in my mind I plan to stay at Villanova,” Wright said Friday in an exclusive interview with’s Dana O’Neil. “But...
Via The Sports Daily
April 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Laettner crowns Kris Jenkins as new king of buzzer-beaters

Although Kris Jenkins and Christian Laettner now have something in common, only one will reign supreme: Jenkins. Laettner willingly abdicated his throne as the king of college basketball’s buzzer-beaters early Tuesday morning in the aftermath of Jenkins’ incredible shot, which gave the Villanova Wildcats a victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the NCAA title game. ...
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jim Nantz gives his tie to Ryan Arcidiacono

Most people — myself included — seem to have overlooked this annual tradition, but apparently CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz gives his necktie away to a senior on the winning team after every NCAA Tournament national championship game. After Villanova’s thrilling win over North Carolina Monday night, Ryan Arcidiacono was the lucky recipient. .@CBSSports broadcaster Jim Nantz...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Villanova buzzer-beater gets Charles Barkley dancing

Charles Barkley is an Auburn alum, but he was a Villanova guy for the NCAA Tournament. The Hall of Famer served as analyst for TNT’s tournament coverage, but he didn’t hide his rooting interests. The Round Mound of Rebound made it clear he was pulling for the Wildcats because his daughter went to Villanova. That’s probably just one of a few connections to the Philadelphia...
April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Jenkins' title game-winner, from multiple angles

Villanova and UNC squared off in one of the best title games in NCAA history on Monday night, and Kris Jenkins put the cherry on top with the game-winning three-pointer. Marcus Paige had just tied the game with an incredible, off-balance three, and the Wildcats had less than five seconds to get an open look to take home the title. And that was all they needed. Ryan Arcidiacono...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Michael Jordan reacts to Kris Jenkins' shot

Michael Jordan, a North Carolina alum, clearly wasn’t thrilled when Villanova’s Kris Jenkins nailed a buzzer-beater to give his team the national championship Monday night. But Jordan gave the Wildcats star his props. Jordan, after the shot, was shown on television. He muttered just two words. “Good shot.” Jordan mouthed "Good shot" — Phil Murphy...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: "One Shining Moment" of 2016 Tournament

The NCAA Tournament is over. Villanova is your national champion.  As is tradition, a new version of “One Shining Moment” was shown directly after the Wildcats’ epic, last-second win against the Tar Heels. You can watch the ridiculous finish here.  And, in case you missed it on the broadcast (or just want to watch it again), here’s the full One Shining Moment video...
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April 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jay Wright had the coolest reaction to title win

Did Jay Wright just win the national championship or hear news that his team failed to receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament? If you showed me that video and asked me for a guess, I’d say the latter. The Villanova coach barely reacted to Kris Jenkins’ buzzer-beater to give Villanova a 77-74 win over North Carolina at the buzzer in the title game on Monday night: It’s OK...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

The Simpsons clearly want Villanova to win the national championship

The Villanova Wildcats have put on a great display in the NCAA Tournament. They began their journey by knocking off UNC Asheville by 30 in the first round, then went on to beat Iowa by 19, and knocked off Miami, Kansas, and Oklahoma, all three teams who were highly touted heading into March. They’ve been so impressive, they’ve captured the attention of The Simpsons, who payed...
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April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Villanova full court in-bound pass leads to emphatic dunk

The following play pretty much summed up Villanova’s domination of Oklahoma in the Final Four…. Mikal Bridges with the vicious slam! #FinalFour — NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 2, 2016 For a full re-cap of the game click here.
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April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova blows out Oklahoma, head coach Wright feels bad for Sooners

Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats blew the doors of Oklahoma in one of the most impressive Final Four victories in history, but the coach still had empathy for his opponent. “That was just one of those nights,” Wright said of his team’s hot shooting in an interview with TBS’ Tracy Wolfson after the game. “I feel bad for Oklahoma; we’ve all had those nights. They’ve...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Arcidiacano NBA ready?

Ryan Arcidiacano is the unquestioned leader of the Villanova Wildcats, but many fans are not satisfied knowing just how well a player does in college. They also want to know what’s in store for that player at the next level. And in the case of Arcidiacano, his NBA Draft prospects are not as bright as others. Arcidiacano is a fourth-year senior for Villanova and led the team to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 02, 2016  |  Discuss

It's time to embrace Villanova basketball (even Philadelphia)

A contingent of Philadelphia sports fans have always had a complicated relationship with Villanova athletics and in particular the Villanova men’s basketball program. Whether it be the university’s suburban location, the fact that some Philadelphia area residents view the school as somewhat of an elitist institution, or simply the rivalry that has developed over decades of battling...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Getting ugly leads to beautiful win for Villanova

 Ryan Arcidiacono joyously embraced Jalen Brunson, celebrating his greatest birthday. Villanova (33-5) is going to the Final Four thanks to some key plays by its senior leader. The No. 2-seeded Wildcats gutted out a steel cage match to win the South Region, 64-59, Saturday night and upend Kansas, the No. 1 overall seed. The Wildcats will face Oklahoma – a rematch of a regular...
Via The Comeback
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova beats Miami with best offensive performance of season

Entering the NCAA Tournament, Villanova profiled as a borderline one-seed caliber team, but recent early March flame-outs scared some away from putting the Wildcats deep into their brackets. Thursday night’s Sweet 16 performance against a very good Miami team proved that Jay Wright’s squad was worth the accolades it racked up this year. Nova beat the ‘Canes 92-69, shooting...
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March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Selection Sunday throwback: Villanova shocks the hoops world

The NCAA tournament is right around the corner! Before the big dance gets underway, lets take a look back this memorable moment leading up to selection Sunday. Upsets are one of the many things that make the NCAA tournament one of the greatest sporting events in the world.  April 1, 1985: National Championship Game No. 8 Villanova 66,  No. 1 Georgetown 64 The NCAA tournament...
Via The Sports Post
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

NCAA top five: Why Villanova will, won't win the national title

National championships are hard to come by, and just because you are ranked at the top doesn’t mean somebody from the bottom won’t knock you off on the road to Houston. It’s true that the stronger your ranking, the smoother your path to success, but not everybody has an airtight case. This is where we come in. In honor of the beginning of arguably the best month in sports...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Villanova Wildcats: The quietest No. 1 team ever

On Monday, the Villanova Wildcats ascended to the top spot in the AP Poll for the first time in school history. They also grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the Coaches Poll. Teams don’t reach such heights by accident or by being invisible, but Villanova is the least-discussed No. 1 team in a very long time. All the numbers support the team’s ranking, but there just isn’t a whole...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 10, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 1 Villanova reaches new heights under Jay Wright

Following a week that saw a handful of upsets around the world of college basketball, the Villanova Wildcats ascended to the top spot in both the Associated Press and coaches polls on Monday. It is the first time Villanova has taken the top spot in the AP poll and the second time Villanova has been the top-ranked team in the coaches poll. It is just another step forward for Villanova...
Via The Comeback
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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