The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: February 2014

Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles II

#8 Villanova Wildcats (25-3) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (17-11) When: Sunday, March 2, 2 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: CBS Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 94-85 in overtime at Marquette on January 25 Key Players for Marquette: #54 Davante Gardner (6-8, 290) Sr., F; #0 Jamil Wilson (6-7, 230) Sr., F;… Read More ›

Villanova Overcomes Slow Start to Roll Past Butler

It was the closing game of the Pavilion, and the last hurrah for seniors at their true home arena. However, both teams had a hard time getting things started in the first half. The first ten minutes weren’t the prettiest for a college basketball game. In fact, after ten minutes, both teams combined for only… Read More ›

A Salute to Seniors

There are still a number of games left to be played, but tomorrow marks the end of the season for the Pavilion. As always, with the final game of the season at the Pavilion comes Senior Night. Three seniors will be commended and honored for what they have done for Villanova Basketball. Win or lose… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: Moving Up

There are two weeks left until the end of the regular season. Coming down to the homestretch, there has been a number of changes. Syracuse took back to back losses, ending their undefeated streak and knocking them off of the #1 spot. In their place, Florida moves up to the top spot. Villanova won their… Read More ›

Senior Night Preview: Butler Bulldogs II

#8 Villanova Wildcats (24-3) vs. Butler Bulldogs (12-15) When: Wednesday, February 26, 8 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Matchup: Villanova won 76-73 in overtime at Butler Key Players for Butler: #24 Kellen Dunham (6-6, 185) So., G; #23 Khyle Marshall (6-6, 216) Sr., F; #31 Kameron Woods (6-9, 200)… Read More ›

Surviving the Storm: Villanova Wins 57-54

The rematch was reminiscent of the first meeting. Villanova would get out to a quick lead and St. John’s would answer back. The Wildcats raced out to an 8-0 lead, and then Phil Greene IV would sink a pair of threes to close in. Then, just like the first meeting, it was a close back… Read More ›

Game Preview: St. John’s Red Storm II

#9 Villanova Wildcats (23-3) vs. St. John’s Red Storm (18-9) When: Saturday, February 22, 1:30 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 74-67 at St. John’s on January 11 Key Players for St. John’s: #11 D’Angelo Harrison (6-4, 204) Jr., G; #23 Rysheed Jordan (6-4,… Read More ›

Third Time’s the Charm: Villanova Outlasts Providence

After beating Providence by 30 at home over a month ago, the Friars were ready to get their revenge. There’s something about the Dunkin Donuts Center that just gives teams a hard time. When it comes to Villanova, they were 12-17 all time at Providence’s home court. The Wildcats hadn’t won a game at the… Read More ›

Game Preview: Providence Friars II

#9 Villanova Wildcats (22-3) vs. Providence Friars (17-9) When: Tuesday, February 18, 7 p.m. Where: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 91-61 at home on January 5 Key Players for Providence: #23 LaDontae Henton (6-6, 215) Jr., F; #11 Bryce Cotton (6-1, 165) Sr., G; #10… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: Still Top 10

Another week has passed as the college basketball world approaches closer and closer to the post season. We look back at a week that included a big win over DePaul and a crushing loss yesterday against Creighton. The Wildcats are still looking pretty good for the NCAA tournament.

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.


February 2014