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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 VUBenchMob.com. It has been on my mind over the last few months, but I would like to announce that VUBenchMob.com 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.

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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.

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 ›

Wildcats Survive First Half Scare From Mount St. Mary’s

BUFFALO–After a shaky start, top-seeded Villanova dominated the second half in route to a 76-56 victory over 16th-seeded Mount St. Mary’s in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament. Redshirt freshman Donte DiVincenzo led the Wildcats with 21 points and a career-high 13 rebounds to record his first career double-double. Sophomore guard Jalen Brunson praised… Read More ›

Villanova Advances to Big East Tournament Championship Game After Semifinal Thriller with Seton Hall

After the first few days of this tournament, it might be time to put those comparisons to the “old” Big East to rest. On Wednesday night, St. John’s beat Georgetown in an epic showdown, usurping the Hoyas by just one point. The following day, ‘Nova broke records and made history, then later, Xavier upset Butler to face… Read More ›

Villanova Sets Big East Tournament Record in 108-67 Rout of St. John’s

Villanova began postseason play right where it left off. Kris Jenkins–the 4.7 second man–made a pair of 3-pointers to start the day off with a bang. From then on, the game was a show of Villanova’s tenacity, outclassing eighth-seeded St. John’s, 108-67, in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday afternoon. “They’ve… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Tanoh’s NFL Combine, WBB Big East Tourney, MBB Regular Season Wrap Up, Big East Accolades, and Tournament Talk (feat. Kim Adams)

College basketball reporter/analyst Kim Adams joins the show to preview and chat about the upcoming Big East Tournament. We’re glad to have her aboard. You may have seen her on her recent Big East Trophy Tour across all 10 campuses, or maybe on the Big East Digital Network. But before she hops on the mic, we talk about Tanoh Kpassagnon’s NFL Combine, Women’s basketball vs. St. John’s at their Big East Tournament, and a bunch of Big East Awards to top off the men’s basketball regular season finale.

2017 All-Big East Teams Announced: Four Wildcats Receive Honors

On Sunday, the Big East announced its All-Conference selections. Four Wildcats recognized for their play this season–Josh Hart, Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo, and Kris Jenkins. Hart and Brunson were unanimously voted in to the All-Big East First Team. Hart led the Wildcats this season with 18.7 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game. The senior wing shot over… Read More ›

Salute to Seniors: Wildcats Top No. 23 Creighton in Final Game at Pavilion Before Renovations

A surge emotions filled the Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, a basketball game was about to occur, but it wasn’t just any other game. The cozy on-campus arena had seen many clashes over the years but for the players, they were about to put on their jerseys for the last time there for a while. Not just because… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Pirates n’ Dogs, Senior Night Preview, Long Shots, and More!

After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it’s important to not miss that game–it’s all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.

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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