The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: March 2014

The Complete 2014 Big East Tournament Preview, Analysis, & Prediction

Villanova may have won the regular season Big East title, but now there’s another coveted trophy up for grabs. Tomorrow marks the start of the postseason, and as all coaches will say, everyone’s record is 0-0. For some teams that have a shaky tournament resume, winning the tournament will punch them a ticket to the… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: Conference Championship Week

The Wildcats close out the regular season with 28 wins, the most in program history. They took care of business by beating Xavier on the road to clinch the Big East outright regular season title and then Georgetown at the Wells Fargo Center. As for other teams in the Top 10, it was not a… Read More ›

Hilliard and Ochefu win Big East Most Improved Player Award

Earlier this morning the Big East announced the winners of some individual awards. This morning’s announcement saw the Wildcats taking home more accolades and hardware. Darrun Hilliard and Daniel Ochefu share the Big East Most Improved Player Award.

All-Big East Teams Announced Today: Five Wildcats Receive Honors

The All-Big East first team, second team, and rookie team were announced earlier today. Five Wildcats garnered Big East honors for their play this season.

2014 Big East Conference Final Standings and Tournament Bracket

Last night marked the conclusion of the regular season for members of the Big East. Even though the top two seeds were locked in entering Saturday, there were still a number of seeds at stake. There was a three way tie between Providence, Xavier, and St. John’s, that when the tiebreaker rules were employed had… Read More ›

Villanova Defeats Georgetown in Regular Season Finale

It was a date that was set up months before the season began. Two rivals from the original Big East set to meet again to close out the inaugural season of the new Big East. Although, it may have lost some luster due to the fact that Georgetown was projected to be one of the… Read More ›

Game Preview: Georgetown Hoyas II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (27-3) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (17-12) When: Saturday, March 8, 2 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 65-60 at Georgetown on January 27 Key Players for Georgetown: #4 D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (6-3, 218) So., G; #5 Markel Starks (6-1, 175) Sr., G; #55… Read More ›

Wildcats Spoil Senior Night Festivities to Clinch Regular Season Title

It was a big night for Xavier, they had the pleasure of playing against the #6 team in the nation on their Senior Night. With Matt Stainbrook sitting out the game due to a knee injury, in came the big opportunity for freshman Jalen Reynolds.¬†For Reynolds, it was his first career start. Villanova was looking… Read More ›

Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (26-3) vs. Xavier Musketeers (20-10) When: Thursday, March 6, 7 p.m. Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 81-58 at home on February 3 Key Players for Xavier: #0 Semaj Christon (6-3, 190) So., G; #31 Isaiah Philmore (6-8, 230) Sr., F; #20 Justin… Read More ›

Weekly Polls & Bracketology: Coming Down the Homestretch

During the Winter Olympics at Sochi, did you happen to catch some short track speed skating? It’s a sport all about precision and control, one false move and either you fall behind or cause that unexpected collision that takes out half of the racers. It is a common occurence in that sport, all of a… 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.


March 2014