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Top-seeded Villanova pounds No. 16 Lafayette by 41 points

  Without a hint of doubt, Villanova flexed its top-seeded muscle and showed why President Barack Obama picked the Wildcats to reach the NCAA tournament title game, thumping Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday night. Thirty years after stunning the basketball world with an improbable national championship, the Wildcats (33-2) are going to try it this time around as a prohibitive favorite...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 1 seed Villanova rolls to 93-52 win over Lafayette

PITTSBURGH (AP) Without a hint of doubt, Villanova flexed its top-seeded muscle and showed why President Barack Obama picked the Wildcats to reach the NCAA Tournament title game, thumping Lafayette 93-52 on Thursday night. Thirty years after stunning the basketball world with an improbable national championship, the Wildcats (33-2) are going to try it this time around as a prohibitive...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova uses late rally to beat Xavier for 10th straight win

CINCINNATI -- In the game to play defense and rebound, reserve forward Kris Jenkins got a couple of open shots and started a winning comeback. Jenkins made back-to-back 3s that sparked a late run and rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s - their specialty - during a 17-7 spurt for their...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

'Nova shows Xavier who's the boss down stretch

CINCINNATI -- For 32 minutes Xavier was more than playing heads-up with one of the best college basketball teams in the country. The Musketeers were beating Villanova and were in position to finish the deal. Then Villanova showed why it could be a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament. Xavier has talent on its roster. A tantalizing amount of it. Experience to match that talent...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s -- their specialty -- during a 17-7 spurt for their only substantial lead of the game. Jenkins had 14 points to go with Dylan Ennis' team-high 16. The winning streak is...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova beats Xavier 78-66 for its 10th straight win

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Kris Jenkins' back-to-back 3-pointers started a late run that rallied No. 6 Villanova to its 10th straight victory on Saturday, 78-66 over Xavier. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East) made five 3s -- their specialty -- during a 17-7 spurt for their only substantial lead of the game. Jenkins had 14 points to go with Dylan Ennis' team-high 16. The winning streak is...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova takes down Butler, improves to 13-0

VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help No. 6 Villanova beat Butler 67-55 on Wednesday and match the best start in program history. The Wildcats are 13-0 (1-0 Big East) for the first time since the 1937-38 season. That team lost for the first time in its 14th game. Daniel Ochefu had 10 points and nine rebounds for Villanova, and Kris...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 6 Villanova beats Butler 67-55 to go 13-0

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help No. 6 Villanova beat Butler 67-55 on Wednesday and match the best start in program history. The Wildcats are 13-0 (1-0 Big East) for the first time since the 1937-38 season. That team lost for the first time in its 14th game. Daniel Ochefu had 10 points and nine rebounds for Villanova, and...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova-La Salle Preview

Villanova has looked good behind its balanced scoring and a solid defense, though coach Jay Wright understands December brings new tests with the start of Big Five play. The 10th-ranked Wildcats seek their 13th consecutive regular-season win Wednesday night when they open Philadelphia's annual city series against La Salle, which hopes to avoid a third straight defeat. Villanova ...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Villanova easily handles winless Delaware

  Kris Jenkins scored 13 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 12 Villanova cruised to a 78-47 win over Delaware on Sunday. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu each scored 12 points, and both Dylan Ennis and Phil Booth had 10 points and four assists for the Wildcats (6-0), who held the Blue Hens (0-5) to 31 percent shooting and forced them into 17 turnovers. Cazmon...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Villanova easily handles Delaware, 78-47

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kris Jenkins scored 13 points to lead five players in double figures and No. 12 Villanova cruised to a 78-47 win over Delaware on Sunday. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu each scored 12 points, and both Dylan Ennis and Phil Booth had 10 points and four assists for the Wildcats (6-0), who held the Blue Hens (0-5) to 31 percent shooting and forced them into 17 turnovers...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Villanova pulls away from No. 14 VCU at Brooklyn

  JayVaughn Pinkston scored 15 points and Darrun Hilliard had 14 to lead No. 12 Villanova past No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 77-53 on Monday night. The Wildcats (4-0) used a 16-0 run early in the second half to bust this one open and advance to the Legends Classic final at the Barclays Center. The Wildcats needed about 2 1/2 minutes to turn a tight one into a rout. Kris Jenkins added...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Villanova tops No. 14 VCU in Legends

NEW YORK (AP) JayVaughn Pinkston scored 15 points and Darrun Hilliard had 14 to lead No. 12 Villanova past No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth 77-53 on Monday night. The Wildcats (4-0) used a 16-0 run early in the second half to bust this one open and advance to the Legends Classic final at the Barclays Center. The Wildcats needed about 2 1/2 minutes to turn a tight one into a rout. Kris...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucknell-Villanova Preview

Villanova coach Jay Wright hopes his team's tenacious defensive effort keeps leading to easy chances at the other end. That would appear to be a winning strategy against a Bucknell team that couldn't take care of the ball in its first loss. The 12th-ranked Wildcats seek their eighth straight 3-0 start with a 17th consecutive win at the Pavilion on Thursday night as they take on the...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 12 Villanova rolls in home opener, but tough games around corner

  Even though they were playing an overmatched opponent, Villanova wasn't taking any chances in its home opener. Kris Jenkins had 15 points to lead No. 12 Villanova in an 81-44 rout over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday night. Daniel Ochefu, Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 10 points for the Wildcats (2-0), who were picked to win the Big East. Villanova returns four of...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Villanova beats Maryland-Eastern Shore 81-44

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Kris Jenkins had 15 points to lead No. 12 Villanova to an 81-44 rout over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday night. Daniel Ochefu, Darrun Hilliard and Dylan Ennis each scored 10 points for the Wildcats (2-0), who were picked to win the Big East in the preseason. Villanova returns four of five starters from a team that went 29-5 overall and 16-2 in the Big East to...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rider-Villanova Preview

While Villanova is on the verge of its best start in more than five decades, the unbeaten Wildcats hardly seem content. With a matchup against a top 5 opponent looming, No. 8 Villanova tries to continue its domination against visiting Rider on Saturday. The Wildcats (10-0) have looked every bit like one of college basketball's best teams, posting 82.0 points per game to rank second...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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