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Big East Tournament Preview: #5 Seton Hall Pirates

Since conference realignment, only one team has beaten Villanova each year. It also happens to be the same team that’s 2-0 against the ‘Cats at the Garden during that stretch. Can Villanova put an end to that in a Big East Tournament Championship Game rematch?

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Villanova Sets Big East Tournament Record in 108-67 Rout of St. John’s

Villanova began postseason play right where it left off. Kris Jenkins–the 4.7 second man–made a pair of 3-pointers to start the day off with a bang. From then on, the game was a show of Villanova’s tenacity, outclassing eighth-seeded St. John’s, 108-67, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. “They’ve… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #8 St. John’s Red Storm

The Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play with a Thursday matinee against the hometown team.

Hart Named 2017 Big East Player of the Year

It’s official. On Wednesday, the Big East announced the last batch of awards for the year, and Josh Hart won the Big East Player of the Year Award. The senior forward from Silver Spring, Md., who is also in contention for National Player of the Year, averaged a conference-best 18.7 points per game. Hart has scored at… Read More ›

The Complete 2017 Big East Tournament Preview and Primer

Villanova captured the regular season title for the fourth consecutive year. After falling just short of the Big East Tournament championship, it will try to make it back to the finals for the third season in a row. Wednesday marks the beginning of the Big East Tournament in New York. Over half of the Big East teams are currently slated to go dancing later in March, but a couple of those could use a few more wins to add to their resume and solidify a spot. Here’s an in-depth look at the Big East Tournament.

Hart, Bridges share Big East Defensive Player of the Year Award in Three-Way Split

The Big East announced a few more individual honors on Monday afternoon, and a couple Main Liners will be adding another achievement to their resumes. Senior Josh Hart received one more award to put in his trophy case, while redshirt sophomore Mikal Bridges got his first major individual achievement. Both Villanovans, along with Creighton’s Khyri Thomas, were named Co-Big… Read More ›

2017 All-Big East Teams Announced: Four Wildcats Receive Honors

On Sunday, the Big East announced its All-Conference selections. Four Wildcats recognized for their play this season–Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, and Kris Jenkins. Hart and Brunson were unanimously voted in to the All-Big East First Team. Hart led the Wildcats this season with 18.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. The senior wing shot over… Read More ›

2017 Big East Conference Final Standings & Tournament Bracket

Saturday marked the end of the regular season. Now, the conference turns its eyes to the upcoming Big East Tournament. Villanova enters as the top-seed once again, after securing its fourth-straight Big East Regular Season title. Butler comes in right behind the ‘Cats at No. 2, and Providence rounds out the top three after finishing… Read More ›

Wildcats Close Out Regular Season with Rout of Georgetown

No. 2 Villanova may have already clinched its fourth straight Big East regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the Big East Tournament next week, but it showed that those two accomplishments aren’t any reasons to take it easy. Saturday’s regular season finale was a mere formality, as the Wildcats prepare for postseason… Read More ›

Salute to Seniors: Wildcats Top No. 23 Creighton in Final Game at Pavilion Before Renovations

A surge emotions filled the Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, a basketball game was about to occur, but it wasn’t just any other game. The cozy on-campus arena had seen many clashes over the years but for the players, they were about to put on their jerseys for the last time there for a while. Not just because… 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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