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State of the Nova Nation: Season (and Series?) Finale

In the final episode of the Tuesday/Thursday regular format, we react to the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and the Wildcats’ loss to Wisconsin in the Round of 32. We look at what went wrong, but also find the silver lining for the future.

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Top-Seeded ‘Cats Fall to Badgers in the Round of 32

BUFFALO–Villanova’s record setting season has come to an end with a 65-62 loss to Wisconsin in the Second Round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Badgers were led by seniors Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig, who combined for 36 of the teams 65 points en route to the upset victory over the defending champs. “We… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 Wisconsin Badgers

Both teams are loaded with experience, and they sport one Naismith Player of the Year candidate each. Here’s what you need to know about the Wildcats’ Round of 32 matchup.

State of the Nova Nation: Let the Madness Begin!

The NCAA Tournament is finally here. We preview Villanova’s opening round matchup against Mount St. Mary’s, and both hypothetical opponents (Wisconsin/Virginia Tech) for the weekend’s Round of 32 game. Also, the women’s team is taking on Princeton to begin the WNIT.

Wildcats Hang On to Beat Boilermakers in Top 25 Showdown, 79-76

In a back-and-forth game between two highly ranked teams, No. 3 Villanova survived its first true road test of the season by beating No. 15 Purdue, 79-76, in the first of eight other Gavitt Games. Jalen Brunson, who finished with 10 points, was able to hit four straight free throws at the end of the game… Read More ›

Game Preview: #15 Purdue Boilermakers

No offense to Lafayette, but this is the true season opener right here.

Five Games to Watch in 2016-17: Wildcats’ Basketball

With Villanova’s 2016-17 schedule released on early Tuesday afternoon, here are five games to keep note of: Purdue Boilermakers Where: Mackey Arena (West Lafayette, Ind.) When: November 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. Coverage: Big Ten Network (BTN) Purdue will certainly miss its 7-foot center A.J. Hammons, who’s now on the Dallas Mavericks after enjoying an illustrious… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Nebraska Game

Yes, the season technically began last Friday with the blowout win against Farleigh Dickinson, but last night was the true first step of the 2015-16 season for three reasons. First, the student lottery gave the FDU game to the freshmen to get them excited early, and Nebraska to upperclassmen. Anyone who went to both games… Read More ›

Big East on Top with Villanova’s 87-63 Victory Over Big 10’s Nebraska

What started out as a close game ended in a Villanova blowout, with the ‘Cats dominating the Nebraska Cornhuskers in an 87-63 victory. This game was a part of the Gavitt Tip-off Games, a new eight-year deal between the Big East and Big Ten conferences. Each year, eight teams from each conference will match up… Read More ›

Game Preview: Nebraska Cornhuskers

Villanova gets its first taste of a Power Five Conference team, here’s what you need to know about the new look Cornhuskers.

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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