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Thank You and Farewell

As the website approaches its fourth birthday, I would like to say thank you to everyone that has supported It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that will not be coming back for a fifth season of Villanova hoops and will shut down. I’d like to express my thanks and gratitude to those that helped this site grow over the years.

Top 10 Moments in Villanova Athletics of 2015

With 2016 and New Year’s Eve celebrations just around the corner, we’ll take this time to look back and celebrate the top moments of 2015 in Villanova Athletics.

Week In Review: Hoop Dreams (Week of 6/23)

Some of the big story lines from this week, that of course begins with… Bethlehem Steel To The Motor City: The Detroit Pistons selected Darrun Hilliard with the 38th overall pick of the 2015 NBA Draft. He became the first Wildcat to be drafted since the Trail Blazers chose Dante Cunningham in 2009. This past season, Hilliard averaged… Read More ›

Darrun Hilliard Drafted 38th Overall by the Detroit Pistons

For Darrun Hilliard, it hasn’t always been easy. Yes, he has made contested three-pointers, dunks, and layups in traffic seem easy in front of a sold-out Pavilion crowd, but it’s hard to imagine that there was a time he didn’t have a lot of people cheering for him. In fact, when he first came to Villanova, some… Read More ›

Darrun Hilliard Impresses During Pre-Draft Workouts

Darrun Hilliard spent the larger part of his college career under the radar. He came to Villanova as a potential red shirt because Coach Jay Wright was worried about his small stature. But Hilliard bulked up and became one of the best players in the Big East. His explosive performance over his junior and senior… Read More ›

Men’s Basketball Dominates Big 5 Awards

Earlier today, the Philadelphia Big 5 announced their yearly award winners. The Wildcats will be taking home multiple awards and honors. Darrun Hilliard is this year’s Big 5 Player of the Year. The senior guard had a thrilling 27-point last stand in the loss to N.C. State. He averaged 14.3 points per game and shot… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #16 Lafayette Leopards

Thursday night can’t come soon enough!

Big East Tournament Champs! Villanova Takes Down Xavier, 69-52

“The final game in Madison Square Garden is a thrill for anybody that’s in the northeast in basketball,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright leading up to tonight’s game. “You just dream about that.” Tonight, dream became reality. Not only did the Wildcats get to the championship game, but they also won their first Big East… Read More ›

Survive and Advance: Nova Outlasts Providence, 63-61

“He’s the best player in the league,” said Providence head coach Ed Cooley. “I don’t think there’s even a close second.” Nope, not Ryan Arcidiacono. Coach Cooley sang his praises for his sophomore star Kris Dunn. The Villanova faithful had plenty to cheer about throughout the whole game. Kris Dunn changed all that when he singlehandedly silenced Wildcat… Read More ›

Josh Hart Leads Wildcats to 84-49 Rout of Marquette

Remember what happened at last year’s Big East Tournament? Darrun Hilliard doesn’t. “You can’t control what happens in the past,” said Hilliard. “You can only control what happens now. As far as last year – it’s over.” The Wildcats didn’t show any sign of the past haunting them. They shut down any remaining worries for another big disappointment…. 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.


March 2020