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Class of 2017: Summer Recruiting Watch

While a national championship season will surely garner some buzz and allure among recruits, Jay Wright and his staff have already gone to work to put forth that extra step in the recruiting process. They did so shortly after the championship game, watching various high school players. They have five-star power forward/center Omari Spellman (St. Thomas More School, Conn.)… Read More ›

Not Done Yet: Wildcats Down Jayhawks 64-59 to Move Onto Final Four

Ryan Arcidiacono received the biggest birthday present of his life on Saturday night – a trip to the Final Four. On his 22nd birthday, Villanova beat top overall seed Kansas 64-59, securing an exclusive spot to play in Houston next weekend. “This is just a total team effort and it was everything that I dreamed… Read More ›

Among the Elite: Villanova Advances to Elite 8, Dismisses Miami 92-69

The narrative going into the Sweet 16 matchup was that when comparing Villanova and Miami, it was like looking in to a mirror. On Thursday night, both teams looked similar in nature, until Villanova made it clear that it was its night. The Wildcats downed the Hurricanes 92-69, beating them in lopsided fashion. Leading at… 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.

Villanova Advances to Round of 32 Over UNC Asheville

A lot had been said about UNC Asheville’s vaunted three-point defense. The Bulldogs have held opponents to just 28.4% from long range this season, a rate that was the best in the country. Regardless of what UNC Asheville has done all season, it didn’t stop the three-point heavy Villanova Wildcats from changing their philosophy. They… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #15 UNC Asheville Bulldogs

Villanova begins its journey through the NCAA Tournament with a Friday matinee with UNC Asheville. Here’s what you need to know.

NCAA Tournament: Seniors To Write the Final Chapter of Their Story

The days of Villanova’s seniors donning the blue and white are soon coming to a close. With the NCAA Tournament under way, their final game as a Wildcat can come at any moment within the next few weeks. It can either come tomorrow or in any of the potential five games after that. Four years… Read More ›

Selection Sunday: ‘Nova is a 2-seed

It looks like there will be no home coming for Villanova this NCAA tournament as the Wildcats will head to Brooklyn for their first game of the tournament. As a 2-seed in the South, Villanova will not be playing a potential Sweet 16 game at the Wells Fargo Center but in Kentucky instead. However, the ‘Cats… Read More ›

Pirates Sink Wildcats’ Back-to-Back Championship Hopes

In a battle of youth versus experience, youth came out on top and gathered some more experience along the way. The Wildcats overcame their largest deficit at halftime of the season to make the game close coming down the stretch. Unfortunately for Villanova, it couldn’t make enough big plays to put the game away and… 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