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Month: January 2017

Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

Villanova and Seton Hall will meet for the first time since the Big East Tournament championship game.

DiVincenzo, Paschall Spark No. 3 Villanova to Victory over St. John’s

Usually, the bright lights and big stage of Madison Square Garden are enough inspire star players to shine even brighter. In front of a packed Garden crowd of at least 18,000 spectators, No. 3 Villanova overcame a slow start en route to a 70-57 win over a young, feisty St. John’s squad. However, in a… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Streaking, X Missed a Spot, Big East Weekend Previews, and More!

With a win over Xavier, the Wildcats notched their 46th straight win at the Pavilion, tying a school record. There were a number of other notable streaks that are still alive. Xavier guard, Myles Davis, returned to the court for the first time this season against the Wildcats after being suspended, we evaluate the Musketeers’ decision on that. Then, we recap and preview men’s and women’s basketball action–it’s going to be a loaded weekend. Lastly, can coral be your pet?

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 3 Villanova in Rout of No. 15 Xavier, 79-54

A showdown of Big East titans quickly turned ugly on Tuesday night as No. 3 Villanova overcame a slow start to bury No. 15 Xavier in the second half, 79-54. Seniors Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins each scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as they helped the ‘Cats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) pull away. When… Read More ›

Game Preview: #15 Xavier Musketeers

So far this season, Xavier hasn’t lost a conference game. As for the Wildcats, they haven’t lost a game at the Pavilion in nearly four years. Whose streak will continue on Tuesday night?

Strong Offensive Effort Aids Wildcats in Rebound Win over Marquette

Jay Wright’s Wildcats had some soul searching to do after their loss to Butler on Wednesday. After two narrow victories to begin conference play, their loss at Hinkle Fieldhouse was seen by some as the beginning of a brutal conference schedule. However, in a return to the Wells Fargo Center, Villanova quelled any doubts of… Read More ›

Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

Villanova is looking to bounce back against Marquette in the first Wells Fargo Center game of the season.

One Mile Up and Thousands More West: Villanovan Spirit is Strong in Denver

Saturday, December 31–The final day of the calendar year also brought the defending National Champions their final game of 2016, and arguably one of the most challenging games of the current season. By now you all know that the Wildcats won, 80-70 against Creighton, solidifying an astonishing 38 wins in a calendar year–a NCAA record. However,… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Hinkle Hijinks, Cold-Streak Breaker, Swimming, and More!

Villanova took its first loss of the season, falling to #18 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Phil Booth was missed more than ever, Jalen Brunson went off, Jay Wright got T’d up, and Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins were victims of Hinkle Magic. Women’s Basketball broke a four-game losing streak with a lopsided win over Georgetown. Can they build off of this? Lastly, men’s swimming beat the United States Merchant Marine Academy in a head-to-head meet. Marines, I tell you!

No. 18 Butler ends No. 1 Villanova’s 20-game Winning Streak

  As magical as Villanova’s 2016 was, it seemed like none of it spilled over into the start of 2017. The Wildcats who posted the greatest calendar year record ever, suffered their first loss of the season in the first game of the new year. The only magic in the air was the kind radiating… 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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