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Month: December 2013

Cats Beat Dogs to Close Out 2013 with a Win

First game of the conference schedule, and the last game of 2013 did not disappoint fans. However, for Villanova, the New Year’s Eve celebrations will be a lot more sweeter. It was a heart pounding, back and forth game that needed more than just 40 minutes to cover it. Villanova would emerge victorious in overtime,… Read More ›

Game Preview: Butler Bulldogs

#11 Villanova Wildcats (11-1) vs. Butler Bulldogs (10-2) When: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 7:30 p.m. Where: Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Butler’s Previous Season Record: 27-9, Lost to Marquette in second round of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Butler: #24 Kellen Dunham (6-6, 185) So., G; #23 Khyle Marshall (6-6, 216) Sr.,… Read More ›

Villanova Suffers First Loss of the Season to an Old Rival

It was the game the college basketball world was waiting for this weekend. It was supposed to be the undercard, the opening act for the Louisville-Kentucky game that would follow it. Instead, it became the main attraction. Syracuse announced that at least 30,000 tickets were sold at the Carrier Dome. It was a game all… Read More ›

Game Preview: #2 Syracuse Orange

#8 Villanova Wildcats (11-0) vs. #2 Syracuse Orange (11-0) When: Saturday, December 28, 2 p.m. Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY Coverage: CBS Syracuse’s Previous Season Record: 30-10, Lost to Michigan in Final Four of NCAA Tournament Key Players for Syracuse: #5 C.J. Fair (6-8, 215) Sr., F; #3 Jerami Grant (6-8, 210) So., F; #10… Read More ›

Villanova Dominates Rider, 88-67

Rider came into the Pavilion and drew first blood, making the first shot within opening seconds of the game. Villanova was just wrapping up finals week and the end of the semester. With a game against #2 Syracuse on deck, there were some worries that the Wildcats would be distracted and slip up. It turned… Read More ›

Game Preview: Rider Broncs

#8 Villanova Wildcats (10-0) vs. Rider Broncs (5-4) When: Saturday, December 21, 4 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Rider Previous Season Record: 19-15, Lost to East Carolina in Second Round of CIT Key Players for Rider: #10 Anthony Myles (6-5, 205) Sr., G; #13 Daniel Stewart (6-7, 215) Sr., F; #3 Jimmie… Read More ›

10-0! Second Half Surge Gets Villanova Past La Salle 73-52

I apologize for the delay in publishing this article, finals week has been a bit hectic. In what was another Big 5 matchup for Villanova, the Wildcats would avenge last season’s loss to the La Salle Explorers. The Explorers didn’t make it easy though, at least not for the first half. It was a back-and-forth… Read More ›

Report Card: Part Two

Well here’s part two of the report card. In case you missed part one it’s right here, part two is focusing in on the rest of the team.

Report Card: Part One

It’s a slow week for Villanova basketball, nothing going on until this Sunday when La Salle comes to town. As the university prepares for the end of the semester and finals week, it would be an appropriate time to give some grades on the season so far.

The Bird Is Not The Word, 98-68

If there’s a lesson to be learned from tonight, it’s that there’s no need to worry. This is a talented, tough team that keeps hustling and stays resilient. They showed it in the Bahamas, against Iowa and Kansas. This team will keep fighting until the final buzzer sounds. Tonight was no different. In first half,… 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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