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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.

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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.

Villanova’s Dominant Start Paves the Way to Victory over Penn

Jay Wright has previously expressed concern for his team and their bad habit of getting off to slow starts. On Monday night, Wright did not have to worry about that. The Wildcats used a hot start to take an early lead, going wire-to-wire for the win. Villanova beat Penn 77-57 to improve to 3-0 in Big… Read More ›

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

#17 Villanova Wildcats (9-2) vs. Penn Quakers (5-6) When:  Monday, December 28, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Penn’s Previous Season Record: 9-19 Key Players for Penn: #10 Darien Nelson-Henry (6-11, 265) Sr., C; #2 Antonio Woods (6-1, 180) So., G; #14 Sam Jones (6-7, 175) So., G Scouting Report:… Read More ›

Watch For It Wednesday: It’s Christmas Time!

After the buzz of Christmas and last minute shopping, here are some things to watch for after the Yuletide holiday. A Lump of Coal: The men’s basketball team was handed an unwanted Christmas present last night in the game against Delaware. Midway through the first half, Kris Jenkins went down with a right knee injury. He was… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Penn Game

I’m going to try and put something together that I could hope rationalize a historic loss for this program. This season has so much promise, but that thing called the injury bug is rearing its ugly head. The season isn’t proverbially over yet, but does this certainly feel like a tough loss to bounce back… Read More ›

Penn Stuns Villanova, Ends 103 Year Winning Streak

The Quakers used to be known as an easy win.  No matter how much Villanova struggled in a given year, a game against Penn was almost always penciled in as a victory. However, this would be the year that Penn defied the odds.  Penn came out swinging, and drove Villanova onto its heels. The 104-year… Read More ›

The Return of the King: Villanova Captures Big 5 Crown

In regards to the Big Five, Rollie Massimino once said, “Every game is like going to the Final Four.” On paper, this game looked easy, but Jay Wright knew that Penn would provide a challenge for the Wildcats. They surely did. After racing out to a quick 13-6 lead, it appeared that Villanova was going to easily roll over Penn. The… Read More ›

Game Preview: Penn Quakers

Big Five play is coming to an end for the Wildcats tomorrow night, as they head over to the historic Palestra. Here’s why you should get your brooms ready for tomorrow’s game…

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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