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Could the Big East get 7 NCAA Tournament bids?

The conference is cannibalizing itself, to the benefit of its bubble teams. TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Did you know that the Big East could get seven bids to the NCAA Tournament? It's a real possibility with the conference gouging on each other heading down the stretch. The latter side of that group still has some work to do, and they'll likely need to make a little noise in the Big East...
Via VU Hoops
5 hours ago

Book Review: Jay Wright’s “Attitude”

Villanova head coach makes his publishing debut following the 2016 National Championship in a book that shares his leadership lessons which can be applied to any team. Jay Wright’s first book, Attitude, hits the store shelves on February 28th. VU Hoops was able to land an advanced copy of the book, and we’re sure this work will be on the must-have list for any Villanova fan....
Via VU Hoops
1 day ago

College Basketball Rankings: Villanova Holds At #2 In The AP Poll

The Wildcats hold firm at #2 as they head into a tough home stand against two ranked teams. For the third consecutive week Villanova finds itself holding strong at the #2 ranking behind Gonzaga in the AP poll. The Wildcats have been ranked in the Top 4 all season, and still hold five of the sixty five first place votes. Kansas, who picked up a first place vote after defeating Baylor...
Via VU Hoops
3 days ago

Yep, the Villanova Wildcats are still really good

As always, conference play in the Big East has been a little crazy. Xavier and Creighton looked like two of the top three teams in the conference, and both have lost their starting point guards to ACL tears. Now Xavier has lost their last three. Butler has surged and has the second best conference record. Marquette still is on the NCAA Tournament bubble and has beat all of the teams...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where should Villanova play its home basketball games next season?

It sounds like Jay Wright wants them all downton. Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Villanova is looking for a home next year, and it sounds like Jay Wright would prefer to have every single home game played at the Wells Fargo Center. The reasons are obvious — familiarity, capacity, etc. - but should they be looking to play in other venues? The Palestra, the PPL Center and the Sun...
Via VU Hoops
4 days ago

Ten most dangerous scorers heading into NCAA Tournament

When it comes to the NCAA Tournament, the dirty secret is that it’s not always the best team that wins it all. Simply put, it’s the hottest team.Momentum is everything in March Madness. That’s why a Cinderella low seed can go on to make an Elite Eight or Final Four run, and it happens almost every year. All it takes is a win or two to get things rolling, and from there, anything...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking the teams most likely to earn a No. 1 seed in March

For the first time ever, the NCAA Tournament selection committee allowed a peek at the top seeds in this year’s tournament. Of course, they are all subject to change, but the committee thought that allowing an early look provided a level of transparency (and CBS didn’t mind a bunch of eyeballs tuning in mid-afternoon on a February Saturday).Nothing on the top line should have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova Wildcats Survive the Storm from Saint John’s

They say that defense wins championships. Well tonight, the Villanova Wildcats defense (at least in the first half) took a big step forward. The Villanova Wildcats survived runs from the Saint John’s Red Storm in order to win their third straight 92-79 behind 26 points from Josh Hart and 20 from Donte DiVincenzo. The recursive issues […] Villanova Wildcats Survive the Storm...
Via Section215
19 days ago

Three of college basketball's top four teams fell on Tuesday night

So far this season college basketball has gone mostly as expected -- but lately it seems as though the sport has gone haywire. What started with UCLA's stunning home loss to Arizona Saturday, and then was followed by Duke's defeat at Cameron Indoor Stadium to North Carolina State on Monday took a twist no one could have seen coming less than 24 hours hours later.On Tuesday, three...
Via FOX Sports
January 25, 2017

The most intense sports moments of 2016

What do we watch sports for? Well, a good part of it is for the release. The unreal tension that doesn't end until the confetti and tears start to fall. Catharses will always bring us closer to the sports we love.Good Thursday and welcome back to the Yardbarker where we ask our contributors to discuss the serious (and not so serious) sides of sports. This week we've been going talking...
Via Yardbarker
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 1 Villanova survives scare from No. 23 Notre Dame

Amid the Wildcats’ run to a national title last season, head coach Jay Wright’s unit boasted tremendous defensive spurts. Once again, No. 1 Villanova (10-0) reached back for the same intensity in a 74-66 comeback win over No. 23 Notre Dame (9-1), erasing an 11-point first half deficit. Josh Hart finishing where he wants to finish AGAIN!! #AndOne #Villanova #Basketball pic...
Via The Comeback
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 2 Villanova cruises past Saint Joseph's 88-57

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Josh Hart had 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, leading No. 2 Villanova to an 88-57 victory over Saint Joseph's on Saturday. Hart, the preseason Big East player of the year, continued to show why he is among the best players in the nation. Hart hit three 3s and made 6 of 10 shots from the field overall. He may soon be...
Via Associated Press
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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