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Tag: American Conference

Villanova, UConn Renew Rivalry with Home-and-Home Series

The Wildcats are still in the middle of the 2016-17 season, but they’re already making future plans. Another piece of next season’s schedule is finalized, and it has become public that it is going include the start of a home-and-home series against the University of Connecticut–an old Big East rival, per Jon Rothstein of CBS… Read More ›

‘Nova Makes Big Five History with 78-57 Win Over Temple

Senior guard Josh Hart has been riding a wave of fantastic performances throughout the first two weeks of December. On Tuesday night, that wave rushed into the Pavilion as Hart turned in another monster night to lead the Wildcats over Temple, 78-57. The reigning U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association National Player of the Week followed up his… Read More ›

Wildcats Down Knights, 67-57, to Win Charleston Classic

Kris Jenkins has gotten to celebrate his birthday with win in each of the previous two seasons. This year, he gets to do the same, but it wasn’t just any other kind of game. Jenkins scored 12 points to help the Wildcats to a 67-57 win over the Central Florida Knights in the finals of the… Read More ›

Game Preview: Central Florida Knights

The bigger they are, the harder they Fall, right?

Villanova Three-Peats as Big 5 Champs in Win Over Temple

It was a family matter for Jalen Brunson, whose father enjoyed an excellent career at Temple. At one point in time, the Owls were in the mix, potentially following his father’s instincts to North Broad Street. However, he turned away from Temple and eventually set his heart not too far away at Villanova. So when he and… Read More ›

Game Preview: Temple Owls

The Big 5 crown is at stake, with a red-hot Temple team going against the top ranked Wildcats.

Big East Basketball Schedule, Forecast, and Predictions (Week of 2/15)

Your weekly Big East update, games to watch for, schedule, and predictions.

UConn Holds Off Villanova in the Fourth Quarter

While the Wildcats would have loved to walk away with a win, they just couldn’t produce enough big plays to put them on top of the UConn Huskies. Villanova fell to UConn, losing 20-15. The game was fairly even on offense, with the Huskies taking a slight 307-303 advantage in total yards. However, at first UConn… Read More ›

Week 1 Preview: UConn Huskies

Villanova faces off another FBS opponent to kick off the season. However, they may not be the underdogs this time around.

Villanova Falls Short of Sweet 16

It was a meeting of old brothers in the biggest stage of college basketball, the NCAA Tournament. They were once under the same conference but after some major realignment, they went their separate ways. Villanova was one of the founding members of the “new” Big East and Connecticut moved to the new American Conference. The… 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.


May 2020