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Month: March 2016

Villanova Advances to Round of 32 Over UNC Asheville

A lot had been said about UNC Asheville’s vaunted three-point defense. The Bulldogs have held opponents to just 28.4% from long range this season, a rate that was the best in the country. Regardless of what UNC Asheville has done all season, it didn’t stop the three-point heavy Villanova Wildcats from changing their philosophy. They… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #15 UNC Asheville Bulldogs

Villanova begins its journey through the NCAA Tournament with a Friday matinee with UNC Asheville. Here’s what you need to know.

NCAA Tournament: Seniors To Write the Final Chapter of Their Story

The days of Villanova’s seniors donning the blue and white are soon coming to a close. With the NCAA Tournament under way, their final game as a Wildcat can come at any moment within the next few weeks. It can either come tomorrow or in any of the potential five games after that. Four years… Read More ›

Selection Sunday: ‘Nova is a 2-seed

It looks like there will be no home coming for Villanova this NCAA tournament as the Wildcats will head to Brooklyn for their first game of the tournament. As a 2-seed in the South, Villanova will not be playing a potential Sweet 16 game at the Wells Fargo Center but in Kentucky instead. However, the ‘Cats… Read More ›

Pirates Sink Wildcats’ Back-to-Back Championship Hopes

In a battle of youth versus experience, youth came out on top and gathered some more experience along the way. The Wildcats overcame their largest deficit at halftime of the season to make the game close coming down the stretch. Unfortunately for Villanova, it couldn’t make enough big plays to put the game away and… Read More ›

Jenkins, Defense Lead Villanova to Victory over Providence

So much had been talked about Providence’s pair of All-Big East First Teamers Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, the Big East’s most dynamic one-two punch. After scoring a combined 53 points in the quarterfinal win over Butler, Providence’s explosive tandem hit a road block on Friday night. The Wildcats used a strong defensive effort to lead the way… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #4 Providence Friars

#1 Villanova Wildcats (28-4) vs. #4 Providence Friars (23-9) When: Friday, March 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, N.Y. Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Results of Previous Meetings: – Providence won 82-76 in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on January 26 – Villanova won 72-60 at Providence on February 6 How The… Read More ›

Villanova Advances to Conference Semis with Win over Georgetown

Villanova began its quest to defend its Big East Tournament title, starting with a Thursday matinee against longtime rival Georgetown. Throughout the history of the tournament, the Wildcats had never beaten their foes, going 0-5 against the Hoyas entering Thursday. The Wildcats’ fortunes changed for the better, as they finally got the elusive postseason win… Read More ›

The Complete 2016 Big East Tournament Primer

Villanova captured the regular season title for the third consecutive year. Now, it will have a chance to earn another trophy and defend the title. Wednesday marks the beginning of the Big East Tournament in New York. A few Big East teams are slated to go dancing later in March, while a couple of teams could… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Episode 9

State of the Nova Nation is back! The show is completely revamped with a new set and a new focus on more feature-style segments as opposed to recaps of games. This first episode back has a behind the scenes look at what goes into the student-athletes’ preparation in the weight room. Coaches from the strength… 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.

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