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Month: November 2013

Battle 4 Atlantis Finals Preview: #23 Iowa Hawkeyes

Villanova Wildcats (6-0) vs. #23 Iowa Hawkeyes (7-0) When: Sunday, November 30, 2013, 9:30 p.m. Where: Paradise Island, Bahamas Coverage: NBC Sports Network Iowa Previous Season Record: 25-13, Lost to Baylor in NIT Championship Finals Key Players for Iowa: #4 Roy Devyn Marble (6-6, 200) Sr., G; #15 Zach McCabe (6-7, 235) Sr., F; #30… Read More ›

Deja Vu: Arcidiacono’s Big Time Shot Lifts Villanova to Victory

Nothing. Goose Egg. Zero. These words sum up Ryan Arcidiacono’s shooting percentage for about 39 minutes and 50 seconds. However, he did have one point, coming off of a free throw in thanks to Kansas coach Bill Self getting a technical foul in the first half of the game. Other than that, Arcidiacono had no… Read More ›

Battle 4 Atlantis Preview: #2 Kansas Jayhawks

Villanova Wildcats (5-0) vs. #2 Kansas Jayhawks (5-0) When: Friday, November 29, 2013, 9:30 p.m. Where: Paradise Island, Bahamas Coverage: NBC Sports Network Kansas Previous Season Record: 31-6, Won Big-12 Championship, Lost to Michigan in Elite Eight of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Kansas: #22 Andrew Wiggins (6-8, 200) Fr., F; #34 Perry Ellis (6-8,… Read More ›

Villanova Goes On, Winning 94-79

The Battle 4 Atlantis tournament kicked off with the Wildcats facing off against the USC Trojans. The tournament which takes place at Paradise Island, Bahamas, features eight teams from all over the country. This island getaway destination was for business, not leisure. Villanova got right down to work, winning their first game 94-79. USC started… Read More ›

Battle 4 Atlantis Preview: USC Trojans

Villanova Wildcats (4-0) vs. USC Trojans (4-1) When: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 1 p.m. Where: Paradise Island, Bahamas USC Previous Season Record: 14-18, Lost to Utah in First Round of Pac-12 Tournament Key Players for USC: #22 Byron Wesley (6-5, 210) Jr., G; #55 Omar Oraby (7-2, 270) Sr., C; #12 Julian Jacobs (6-3, 180)… Read More ›

Villanova Football Goes Out With a Bang

I apologize in that this is a little late, been facing some technical issues and computer crashes. Laptop is currently in repairs, and “The Bench Mob” is back online. There’s an old saying that is familiar to all football players across all levels, “Games are won and lost in the fourth quarter.” 15 minutes were… Read More ›

JVP is MVP in Close Game Against Delaware, 84-80

Delaware’s multifaceted offense was everything it was advertised to be. Inside, outside – it didn’t matter. They kept fighting and they were not going down quietly. The Fightin’ Blue Hens persisted onward and hung for dear life, but ultimately fell to the Wildcats. Delaware came ready for the 3/4 press that was so instrumental in winning… Read More ›

Beat Delaware Week: “Battle of the Blue” History/Preview

The 47th installment of the “Battle of the Blue” rivalry is taking place this weekend. This rivalry between Villanova and Delaware dates back as far as 1895, where Delaware would win the first ever matchup between the two teams. Villanova would get its revenge the year after. The two teams played annually from 1964 to… Read More ›

Beat Delaware Week: Basketball Preview

Villanova Wildcats (3-0) vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (2-2) When: Friday, November 22, 2013, 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Delaware Previous Season Record: 19-14, Lost in CAA Semifinals Key Players for Delaware: #0 Davon Usher (6-6, 200) Sr., G; #4 Jarvis Threatt (6-2, 170) Jr., G; #13 Kyle Anderson (6-3, 200) Jr., G Scouting Report:… Read More ›

Ochefu Is Still the Man

You can hear it in the crowd. Either a loud roar erupts through the Pavilion when Daniel Ochefu viciously dunks the ball, or audible sighs when he misses a layup and the ball ends up in the hands of the opponent. This hot and cold reaction of the crowd reflects on the fans’ split on… Read More ›

About The Author

Eugene Rapay '16 created "The Bench Mob" in November 2013. He joined the Villanova Times in 2012 as a writer. A Westchester, NY native, who will bring top quality coverage of all things Villanova sports.

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