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Darrun Hilliard scores 24 points to lead No. 4 Villanova over Creighton

  After an embarrassing loss at Georgetown, Villanova's players seethed for nearly a week and couldn't wait to get back on the court. They took their anger out on Creighton. Darrun Hilliard scored a season-high 24 points to lead No. 4 Villanova to a 71-50 victory over Creighton on Sunday night. Ryan Arcidiacono added 10 points for the Wildcats (18-2, 5-2 Big East), which rebounded...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hilliard scores 24 to lead No. 4 Villanova over Creighton

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Darrun Hilliard scored a season-high 24 points to lead No. 4 Villanova to a 71-50 victory over Creighton on Sunday night. Ryan Arcidiacono added 10 points for the Wildcats (18-2, 5-2 Big East), which rebounded from one of its worst performances of the season - Monday's 78-58 defeat at Georgetown. In that loss, the Wildcats had a season-low eight assists and were...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
4 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 5 Villanova dominates late in 62-47 win over Penn

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Daniel Ochefu had 21 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 5 Villanova pull away late and beat pesky Penn 62-47 on Saturday night. The Wildcats (17-1) took a breather from Big East play to play their final game of the season in Philadelphia's city series. Against the Ivy Leaguers, the Wildcats only led by one midway through the second half until a 21-6 run finally...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova takes down Musketeers

Villanova PA: On Wednesday January 14 from the Pavilion on the campus of Villanova University as a Big East Primetime encounter took place as the 5th ranked Villanova Wildcats hosted Xavier Musketeers. Villanova comes into game off a win over DePaul on January 10 while Xaiver enters game following a loss to Butler also on […]
Via Philly Sports Live
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Villanova Wildcats Betting Odds: 2014-15 Season

Betting odds for the Villanova Wildcats' 2014-15 season.
Via Gamedayr
December 06, 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

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

Villanova comes in at no. 12 in AP preseason Top 25 poll

With the college basketball season starting very soon, the Associated Press on Friday released their preseason Top 25 poll. Coming in at number one was the Kentucky Wildcats, the runner-up in last season’s Final Four. The Wildcats got 52 first place votes as they bring in a star-studded recruiting class. Representing the Big East in the poll was none other than the Villanova Wildcats...
Via Total Sports Live
November 01, 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

Villanova Wildcats at Syracuse Orange: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Friday night the Villanova Wildcats and Syracuse Orange will face off against one another as their seasons get underway. Friday’s game between Villanova and Syracuse will kickoff after 7:30 pm ET on ESPN3 from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. We tried out best to find betting odds on this one but it simply is not on the board.
Via Tireball.com
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Preview: Syracuse vs. Villanova

Follow the Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU football news via syracuse.com Well, it’s been 35 weeks since the Orange has played competitive football in front of its fans, and the dome is about to become home once again for the 2014 campaign.  The Orange will be facing off with a Villanova Wildcats team that finished the season 6-5.  The Wildcats play in the FCS Division, but...
Via Orange Fizz
August 27, 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

You Need To Play This Strange Internet Game About Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu As A Chef

The internet is a weird place. We all know this. The college basketball world is not exempt from this fact, as a web-based game buried in the Villanova band’s website proves. Last night, we learned about “Daniel oCHEFu Cookout”, and life has not been the same since. The game features Villanova forward Daniel Ochefu, with a stick figure body, cooking some sort of orange soup...
Via College Spun
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Miami's Javi Salas tosses perfect game against Villanova

We’re still a few weeks away from games that matter in the Major League Baseball standings, but the college season is in full swing. On Tuesday, the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes played host to the Villanova Wildcats in Coral Gables. Those who were on hand at Alex Rodriguez Park got an up close look at […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 04, 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...
Via Fox Sports
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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