Month: January 2016
Having not played since their loss last Sunday against Providence, it was reasonable to fear that Villanova could be a bit rusty. This problem was compounded when it was announced shortly before game time that star center Daniel Ochefu had suffered a concussion during practice, ruling him out of the game. The absence of the 6-11… Read More ›
Villanova returns to action after a week of preparation. The ‘Cats face off against the Red Storm for the first time this season.
Your weekly Big East Conference slate and predictions.
Editor’s Note: Chris Stanziale also contributed to this post. — Villanova has lost its first Big East game of the season. But you already know this. What you don’t know (yet) is that this was the best thing to happen to this team since the Xavier win. Why? Well, the answer is not simple. First… Read More ›
After a heartbreaking loss in overtime to an upstart Providence squad, Villanova has expectedly moved down in this week’s AP Poll. The drop was trifling, honestly: only two spots down to #6. Two factors can be said to have conspired in favor of the Wildcats’ small drop. First, the fact that so many other highly… Read More ›
Villanova basketball has always been known for its clutch play, especially when it matters. Of all the players on the Wildcats roster, no one has embodied this clutch play in his four years than senior Ryan Arcidiacono. Arcidiacono had yet another clutch play this afternoon at the Wells Fargo, when he sent the game into overtime… Read More ›
#4 Villanova Wildcats (17-2) vs. #16 Providence Friars (16-3) When: Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 1 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA Coverage: FOX Providence’s Previous Season Record: 22-12, Lost in Round of 64 of NCAA Tournament to Dayton Key Players for Providence: #3 Kris Dunn (6-4, 220) Jr., G; #0 Ben Bentil (6-9, 235) So., F; #5… Read More ›
For the second time this season, I bravely ventured into the den of another team’s home court, and walked out victorious. It’s not easy work, defending the wall. But someone has to do it. For some reason, Seton Hall has not been an easy opponent for Villanova during my four-year tenure on the Main Line…. Read More ›
Villanova edged out Seton hall thanks to last second grit and a tough defensive effort. A go-ahead lay up by Ryan Arcidiacono (10 points, two rebounds, four assists) with a few seconds left, combined with sloppy ball handling by Seton Hall, inevitably sealed the win. The Wildcats survived a scare at The Rock, winning 72-71. “That was a… Read More ›
Weather people are predicting a big snowstorm that will hit Villanova this weekend. There have been rumors of it affecting Saturday’s big men’s basketball game between Providence-Villanova. Regardless of what happens, whether it be campus shuts down again or if the predictions are flat out wrong, here are the things to watch for this week…. Read More ›