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Month: December 2015

Women’s Basketball Falls in OT at Xavier

While the men’s team played Xavier at home, the women’s team flew over to Cincinnati to also take on the Musketeers. It was a closely contested game all throughout, so close that it needed overtime to settle the game. Unfortunately, by the time the final buzzer sounded, the game did not go the Wildcats’ way. The… Read More ›

Men’s Basketball Closes 2015 with Win Over #6 Xavier

The Wildcats corrected their bad habits in Thursday’s game against #6 Xavier. With 2015 coming to a close, and the New Year and conference play beginning, it was important to correct such flaws. As a result, it helped them put together their best game of the season so far, beating the Musketeers 95-64. Going in,… Read More ›

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

Game Preview: #6 Xavier Musketeers

Villanova hasn’t seen a loss at the Pavilion since February 2013. Xavier is going to try to change all that. Do the red-hot Musketeers have what it takes?

Wildcats Earn First Big East Win at Butler

The women’s basketball team notched its first win in conference play on Tuesday night thanks to a big run to open up the fourth quarter. The Wildcats went on a scoring spree to distance themselves from the Bulldogs en route to a 57-45 win. It was the one time that a team was able to… Read More ›

Former ‘Nova Running Back Kevin Monangai signs with Eagles’ Practice Squad

The Eagles’ season may be mathematically over, but head coach Chip Kelly and the Eagles are still making moves. On Tuesday, it was announced that former Villanova running back, Kevin Monangai has signed with the Eagles practice squad. The signing shouldn’t come as a surprise as the former Villanovan was an underrated signee for Philadelphia during the 2015 preseason. The… Read More ›

Villanova’s Dominant Start Paves the Way to Victory over Penn

Jay Wright has previously expressed concern for his team and their bad habit of getting off to slow starts. On Monday night, Wright did not have to worry about that. The Wildcats used a hot start to take an early lead, going wire-to-wire for the win. Villanova beat Penn 77-57 to improve to 3-0 in Big… Read More ›

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

#17 Villanova Wildcats (9-2) vs. Penn Quakers (5-6) When:  Monday, December 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Penn’s Previous Season Record: 9-19 Key Players for Penn: #10 Darien Nelson-Henry (6-11, 265) Sr., C; #2 Antonio Woods (6-1, 180) So., G; #14 Sam Jones (6-7, 175) So., G Scouting Report:… Read More ›

Week In Review: Last One Before Conference Play (Week of 12/21)

This week was the last one before both the men’s and women’s basketball teams begin the Big East portion of their schedules. Here’s what happened this week amongst the commotion of the Christmas holiday: Injury Scare: The men’s basketball team was the only squad to hit the court this week, playing against Delaware on Tuesday… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: It’s Christmas Time!

After the buzz of Christmas and last minute shopping, here are some things to watch for after the Yuletide holiday. A Lump of Coal: The men’s basketball team was handed an unwanted Christmas present last night in the game against Delaware. Midway through the first half, Kris Jenkins went down with a right knee injury. He was… 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.


December 2015