The students' perspective on Villanova Sports.

Month: February 2015

Wildcats Clinch Outright Regular Season Title in Win Over Xavier

Earlier today, the Wildcats made it official. With the Georgetown Hoyas en route to a double digit loss to the St. John’s Red Storm, Villanova-Xavier was getting ready to tip-off. It was the Wildcats’ time to add the exclamation point right next to the regular season outright title. After today’s win at the Cintas Center,… Read More ›

Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (26-2) vs. Xavier Musketeers (18-11) When: Saturday, February 28, 2015, at 2 p.m. Where: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH Coverage: FOX Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 88-75 at home on January 14 Key Players for Xavier: #40 Matt Stainbrook (6-10, 263) Sr., C; #5 Trevon Bluiett (6-6, 215) Fr., F; #15 Myles Davis (6-2, 195) So., G… Read More ›

Villanova Dominates Providence on Senior Night, Win 89-61

There’s nothing like good old fashioned home cooking. The Wildcats fried the Providence Friars, leaving them burnt to a crisp. Seniors Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston put together a wonderful final performance in front of the Pavilion’s home crowd. Both players were honored with a nice ceremony before the game to commemorate their four years as Wildcats. Hilliard and Pinkston carried… Read More ›

Game Preview: Providence Friars II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (25-2) vs. #25 Providence Friars (19-8) When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 74-68 at Providence on February 11 Key Players for Providence: #23 LaDontae Henton (6-6, 215) Sr., F; #3 Kris Dunn (6-3, 205) So., G; #25 Tyler Harris (6-9, 223) Jr.,… Read More ›

Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (24-2) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (11-14) When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI Coverage: FOX Previous Meeting Result: Villanova won 70-52 at home (Wells Fargo) on February 4 Key Players for Marquette: #13 Matt Carlino (6-2, 175) Sr., G; #40 Luke Fischer (6-11, 245) So., C; #1 Duane… Read More ›

Daniel Ochefu Named to Watch List for Inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award

We all have certainly noticed the rise of Villanova’s Daniel Ochefu. The junior center has made this season his breakout party. He’s always been known for his defensive prowess, but his offensive abilities are catching up. Ochefu has had wonderful performances such as the 19 point, 24 rebound game at Seton Hall on January 3rd. He also… Read More ›

Wildcats Defend Home Court from the Pirates, Win 80-54

It’s only fitting that it was President’s Day, as the Wildcats were cash money when it came to shooting the ball. After leaving a lot of points off the board in their first meeting, they made sure to not make the same mistakes again. Villanova got off to a hot start, racing out to a… Read More ›

Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (23-2) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (15-10) When: Monday, February 16, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova lost 66-61 in OT at Seton Hall on January 3 Key Players for Seton Hall: #4 Sterling Gibbs (6-2, 185) Jr., G; #15 Isaiah Whitehead (6-4, 210) Fr., G; #31 Angel… Read More ›

Nova’s 68 and Butler’s Heartbreak

This Valentine’s Day matchup did not have any shortages of emotion. There was happiness, joy, excitement, sadness, and above all, shock and awe. Holding a 65-63 lead, Villanova had a chance to make it a two possession game. Darrun Hilliard was called for a travel, allowing the Bulldogs to take over. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones sank a layup to tie the… Read More ›

Villanova Bests Providence at The Dunk, 74-68

Doug Gottlieb once said, ” ‘The Dunk,’ where ranked teams go to die.” There’s something magical about the Dunkin’ Donuts Center that make the Providence Friars so formidable at home. The Friars are known for playing very well at their home arena. This season, they boast an 11-2 record at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center heading… 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.


February 2015