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In case we needed reminding, Villanova displays why it's a Final Four favorite

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- There comes a time of clarity during a college basketball season, a moment when the doubts and the uncertainties of the past drift away and things become obviously, unmistakably transparent.I had one of those moments on Saturday afternoon at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Going into the Villanova-Providence game, the biggest game at The Dunk in who knows how long...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Wildcat Will Sheridan talks sports, music, and being a voice for the gay community

Will Sheridan was a four-year starter for the Villanova Wildcats from 2003-2007. During his freshman year he came out to his roommate and his life was forever changed. Sheridan has embraced who he is and has become a role model to young people as well as to others all over the world. He’s not just an ex-basketball player; he is a gay man with a G.I.A.N.T. voice. He has transformed...
Via The GM's Perspective
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova five-star recruit slams over defender

This should make Villanova fans happy.Omari Spellman, a consensus five-star prospect, is Villanova's top recruit joining the program next season.Spellman plays for the St. Thomas More School, a prep powerhouse in Oakdale, Connecticut. The Chancellors are participating in the National Prep School Invitational this week in Rhode Island. In the team's first game, Spellman threw down...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daniel Ochefu's status vs. Providence uncertain

Villanova had no issues playing without starting center Daniel Ochefu against a bigger Creighton team on Wednesday night.The Wildcats rolled past the Bluejays, 83-58, winning their second straight game without Ochefu in the lineup. The 6-foot-11 center missed the past two games after suffering a concussion in practice last week.According to Terry Toohey of the Delaware County Daily...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting No. 3 Villanova takes down Creighton 83-58

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Kris Jenkins scored 22 points, Jalen Brunson had 16 and No. 3 Villanova rolled past Creighton 83-58 on Wednesday night. Josh Hart added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (19-3, 9-1 Big East), who have won 11 of 12. With senior center Daniel Ochefu missing his second straight game with a concussion, Villanova relied on its pinpoint outside shooting...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big East Sunday: Villanova Defeats St. John's 68-53

Josh Hart Had 16 Points vs. St. John's/usatoday.comby Anthony Rushing@AnthonySJDVillanova took it to St. John's in the second half to pull away with a 68-53 win, Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden.Josh Hart had 16 points and 11 rebounds and Kris Jenkins also added a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the sixth nationally ranked Wildcats to victory. Villanova...
Via College Hoops Digest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

C Ochefu (concussion) out for No. 6 Villanova vs St. John's

NEW YORK (AP) Villanova center Daniel Ochefu will not play in the sixth-ranked Wildcats' game against St. John's at Madison Square Garden. The 6-foot-11 senior suffered a concussion during practice this week. Ochefu is averaging 9.7 points and a team-leading 8.3 rebounds for the Wildcats (17-3, 7-1), who are in first place in the Big East heading into Sunday's game against the Red Storm.
Via Associated Press
7 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
17 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 Associated Press
17 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
20 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 Associated Press
22 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
24 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
24 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Foot injury sidelines Villanova G Donte DiVincenzo

Villanova Wildcats freshman guard Donte DiVincenzo has a broken right foot and is expected to miss four to six weeks. A four-star talent from Wilmington, Delaware, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound DiVincenzo is averaging just over nine minutes per game his freshman season and has yet to make an impact in the scoring department. In DiVincenzo’s absence, Villanova’s usual guard crew of...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Villanova unveils 2015 Big East championship rings

The Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team is coming off of a wildly successful season that resulted in a Big East championship. While they are hoping to duplicate that success during the 2015-16 season, the Wildcats took a moment to relive last year’s achievement. On Thursday morning, Villanova took to Instagram to release a series of photos that unveiled the team’s Big...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova's piccolo girl not so sad anymore

The Final Four is tomorrow night, and as we all know, this year’s quartet includes three number 1 seeds and the seventh-seeded Michigan State Spartans. Duke, Wisconsin and Kentucky all..... The post The Big Dance: Villanova’s Piccolo Girl Not So Sad Anymore appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots Cheer Up Crying Villanova Piccolo Player (Video)

It pays to be caught crying on national television while playing a wind instrument. No, really. Roxanne Chalifoux, who might be better known as “Crying Piccolo Girl,” became all sorts of Internet famous when her beloved Villanova Wildcats were upset by NC State in the Round of 32 over the weekend. Cameras caught the Nova piccolo player playing through her tears following the...
Via NESN.com
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crying 'Nova piccolo player appears on Tonight Show

Roxanne Chalifoux became an internet sensation over the weekend as she played her piccolo with tears streaming down her face after Villanova’s loss to North Carolina State in the NCAA Tournament. On Monday, the band member made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She joined musical guest The Roots to present a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Crying band member goes viral after Villanova loss

Saturday night, Villanova became the first 1-seed to go down in this year’s NCAA Tournament, falling to 8-seed NC State in a thriller, 71-68. The Wildcats had trouble on the offensive end all night, shooting just 31% overall, despite Darrun Hilliard II catching absolute fire toward the end of the contest. After it was over, Nova fans were understandably upset. One was taking it...
Via College Spun
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Could this be the best team in Villanova history?

by Josh Naso / @silverfox8008  Villanova basketball has a long and storied history. A plethora of talented names have passed through the program, among them Paul Arizin, Ed Pinckney, Kerry..... The post 2014-15 Big East Champs: The Best Team In Villanova History appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
March 13, 2015  |  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
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Villanova basketball: Draft prospects in 2015 NBA draft

JayVaughn Pinkston and Darrun Hilliard The Villanova basketball program is one that is rich in tradition, success, and one that has had its fair share of exceptional players and coaches. As a result of this, it has been one of the more successful programs in college basketball. Most prominent college basketball programs see at least one of their players get drafted to the NBA every...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

#6 Villanova basketball clinches Big East title

#6 Villanova basketball clinches Big East titleWhile the Big East title may have been on line for the #6 Villanova Wildcats(27-3, 15-2) , the Xavier Musketeers(20-11, 10-8) made sure the Wildcats earned their crown on Thursday night. Heading into the locker room at halftime the Wildcats led by a mere 5 points. But like most of Nova’s games this season, the team found their groove...
Via isportsweb.com
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

#8 Villanova basketball ties team record

#8 Villanova basketball ties team recordDespite Villanova’s spring break and a lurking snowstorm, the crowd in attendance for Sunday’s afternoon matchup between the No. 9 Villanova Wildcats(26-3, 14-2)  and the Marquette Golden Eagles(17-12, 9-7) at the Wells Fargo Center was very impressive. After a tight race in the first half, the 15,000+ fans in attendance watched the Wildcats...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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