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Butler Ends Villanova’s 48-Game Win Streak at the Pavilion

Leading up to Wednesday, Villanova denied revenge was on its mind. Butler had broken the school’s longest winning streak at Hinkle Fieldhouse back on Jan. 4, the Wildcats insisted that the game was being treated like any other. However, perhaps the extra motivation of payback would have been effective, as for the first time in over… Read More ›

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 1 Villanova Over Providence at the Wells Fargo Center

The last home loss for Villanova was almost exactly one year ago on Saturday, coming from Providence at the Wells Fargo Center. In that game, star point guards Kris Dunn of Providence and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono dueled in an overtime battle that eventually saw Dunn’s Friars come out on top. In this year’s rematch with Providence–exactly one year… Read More ›

Strong Offensive Effort Aids Wildcats in Rebound Win over Marquette

Jay Wright’s Wildcats had some soul searching to do after their loss to Butler on Wednesday. After two narrow victories to begin conference play, their loss at Hinkle Fieldhouse was seen by some as the beginning of a brutal conference schedule. However, in a return to the Wells Fargo Center, Villanova quelled any doubts of… Read More ›

No. 18 Butler ends No. 1 Villanova’s 20-game Winning Streak

  As magical as Villanova’s 2016 was, it seemed like none of it spilled over into the start of 2017. The Wildcats who posted the greatest calendar year record ever, suffered their first loss of the season in the first game of the new year. The only magic in the air was the kind radiating… Read More ›

Brunson’s Career-High 27 Points Pace No. 1 Villanova to Victory Over No. 10 Creighton

New Year’s Eve is a time of celebration, a day where many look back on the previous year and wonder what the new year may bring. In a year where Villanova won its first championship in 31 years, it was only fitting that the year ended with a top-10 matchup against Big East rival and… Read More ›

Game Preview: #9 Creighton Bluejays

Two undefeated teams will meet for an exciting Big East New Year’s Eve showdown on Saturday. Here’s what you need to know about the Creighton Bluejays.

Hart, Wildcats Escape Blue Demons with Close Win in Big East Opener

Things were looking grim for the Villanova Wildcats. The No. 1-ranked team in the nation was losing to DePaul, who hasn’t made the NCAA tournament in over a decade.  Yes, DePaul, the same DePaul that’s been a perennial bottom-feeder of the Big East Conference, especially since realignment. On Wednesday, the Blue Demons were far from being… Read More ›

Hart, Wildcats clip Eagles’ Wings in Non-Conference Blowout

Twas’ the game before Christmas, and all through Our House, not a creature was stirring, not even Phil Booth. However, the Wildcats fought through finals-induced lethargy and despite a strong showing by the American Eagles in the first half, Villanova easily dashed the Eagles’ Cinderella hopes in front of a rabid Pavilion crowd by a… Read More ›

Game Preview: La Salle Explorers

Villanova takes its No. 1 ranking to the Palestra, for a neutral court game against a Big 5 rival.

Villanova Crusades to Victory Behind Hart Triple-Double in ‘Holy War’

The Pavilion was abuzz at the start of today’s game vs. St. Joseph’s, with the two Big Five schools playing their annual Holy War matchup. While Villanova is the No. 2 ranked team in the country, St. Joe’s is rebuilding in the wake of losing their top three scorers from last season. That loss was… 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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