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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 ›

How Sweet It Is: Villanova Moves Onto Sweet 16 with Win over Iowa

Last year, the Wildcats left the CONSOL Energy Center with a bitter taste in their mouths after a loss to N.C. State in the Round of 32. Despite the start of a new season, questions and criticism surrounding the loss continued to haunt Jay Wright and his team regarding their recent string of early exits in the… Read More ›

Villanova and Iowa Set for Second Round Clash

Forget about what happened last time Villanova and Iowa met. Both teams look different from two years ago, when they clashed in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game on Nov. 30, 2013. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok were just players that came off of the bench. They played a combined 23 minutes and scored only nine points,… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #7 Iowa Hawkeyes

Next up for Villanova is the Iowa Hawkeyes. Much has changed since the last time these two met in the championship game in the Battle 4 Atlantis.

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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