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Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 3 Villanova in Rout of No. 15 Xavier, 79-54

A showdown of Big East titans quickly turned ugly on Tuesday night as No. 3 Villanova overcame a slow start to bury No. 15 Xavier in the second half, 79-54. Seniors Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins each scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as they helped the ‘Cats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) pull away. When… Read More ›

Game Preview: American Eagles

The Wildcats have one more game before conference play. Here’s what you need to know about the American Eagles.

‘Nova Makes Big Five History with 78-57 Win Over Temple

Senior guard Josh Hart has been riding a wave of fantastic performances throughout the first two weeks of December. On Tuesday night, that wave rushed into the Pavilion as Hart turned in another monster night to lead the Wildcats over Temple, 78-57. The reigning U.S. Basketball Writers’ Association National Player of the Week followed up his… Read More ›

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: Battling Without Booth

It has been three weeks since junior guard Phil Booth last suited up for the Wildcats. The last time he appeared in a game for Villanova was when the ‘Cats opened the Charleston Classic against Western Michigan. Since then, Booth has been unavailable for six consecutive games, and his status is still unknown moving forward. He watched… Read More ›

Villanova Fights Off La Salle at The Palestra, 89-79

For the second consecutive Tuesday, Villanova took on a Big Five foe at The Palestra. This time, though, it did so as the nation’s No. 1 team. But that didn’t matter for La Salle, which gave the top-ranked Wildcats all they could handle. It took a terrific performance by sophomore guard Jalen Brunson for Villanova to overcome the… Read More ›

Jenkins Reaches 1,000 Point Milestone as ‘Cats Rout Quakers, 82-57

  With just two seconds remaining before halftime, senior forward Kris Jenkins stepped up to the foul line in front of the Penn student section at The Palestra. Following a fastbreak dunk by fellow senior Josh Hart, Jenkins was attempting a pair of free throws after the officials called a technical foul on the Quakers’… Read More ›

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

Villanova opens Big 5 play against the Quakers on Tuesday night. Here’s what you need to know.

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: The Confident ‘Cats

The Wildcats had every reason to enter the 2016-17 season filled to the brim with confidence. Kris Jenkins capped off his junior season by shooting his way into American college sports folklore. Josh Hart was named a preseason All-American by the Associated Press and is near the top of the Naismith Award watch list. Jalen… Read More ›

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: Championship Form

Villanova opened its 2016-17 campaign doing everything a championship basketball team is expected to do. It dominated an inferior opponent in the opener, leaving no room for critics to challenge them about the upcoming season. Then, in one of the toughest road environments in which this team has played in recent years, the Wildcats stood… Read More ›

Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: The Title Defense Begins

Banners are up. Championship rings are shining. Another Hoops Mania has rocked The Pavilion. Now, it is time for Villanova Basketball. The Wildcats will officially play their first game as “defending National Champions” tonight against Lafeyette. Head coach Jay Wright is in a unique position. He must replace the heart and soul of last year’s… 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.

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