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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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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 Secures Top Overall Seed for 2017 NCAA Tournament, Big East Well-Represented

Selection Sunday might as well be another holiday on Villanova’s campus. There were alumni from the 60’s, 80’s, even one who graduated in 1959 that got a personal shoutout from Villanova’s head coach Jay Wright. Villanovans, past and present, had lined up for over an hour and a half in order to get a coveted seat… Read More ›

A Humble and Hungry Hart

Patrick Ewing. Peyton Siva. Josh Hart. Three outstanding basketball players. Arguably some of the best to ever be a part of the Big East Conference. Three great athletes, dedicated team members, and insanely hard workers. They’re also the only three people in the history of the Big East Tournament to be named the Most Outstanding Player… Read More ›

Kings of the Big East: Wildcats Down Bluejays For Second Title in Three Years

Champions. If there’s one word that can sum up Villanova basketball in the past twelve months, that’s it. Right now more than any other time in the history of the program, when you hear the word ‘champion’ in a discussion of college basketball, your mind immediately goes to the deep, royal blue, to Omari Spellman… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #5 Seton Hall Pirates

Since conference realignment, only one team has beaten Villanova each year. It also happens to be the same team that’s 2-0 against the ‘Cats at the Garden during that stretch. Can Villanova put an end to that in a Big East Tournament Championship Game rematch?

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 ›

The Complete 2017 Big East Tournament Preview and Primer

Villanova captured the regular season title for the fourth consecutive year. After falling just short of the Big East Tournament championship, it will try to make it back to the finals for the third season in a row. Wednesday marks the beginning of the Big East Tournament in New York. Over half of the Big East teams are currently slated to go dancing later in March, but a couple of those could use a few more wins to add to their resume and solidify a spot. Here’s an in-depth look at the Big East Tournament.

Wildcats Close Out Regular Season with Rout of Georgetown

No. 2 Villanova may have already clinched its fourth straight Big East regular season title and the No. 1 seed for the Big East Tournament next week, but it showed that those two accomplishments aren’t any reasons to take it easy. Saturday’s regular season finale was a mere formality, as the Wildcats prepare for postseason… 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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