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NCAA Tournament Preview: #16 Lafayette Leopards

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Big East Tournament Champs! Villanova Takes Down Xavier, 69-52

“The final game in Madison Square Garden is a thrill for anybody that’s in the northeast in basketball,” said Villanova head coach Jay Wright leading up to tonight’s game. “You just dream about that.” Tonight, dream became reality. Not only did the Wildcats get to the championship game, but they also won their first Big East… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: Providence Friars

#1 Villanova Wildcats (30-2) vs. #4 Providence Friars (22-10) When: Friday, March 13, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Results of Previous Meetings: –Villanova won 74-68 at Providence on February 11 –Villanova won 89-61 at home on February 24 Key Players for Providence: #3 Kris Dunn… Read More ›

2015 All-Big East Teams Announced: Four Wildcats Receive Honors

  Today, the Big East announced the All-Conference teams. Four Wildcats were recognized by the conference for their play this season. Darrun Hilliard and Ryan Arcidiacono were named First Team All-Big East. Hilliard is one of three unanimous picks for a First Team selection. The senior guard leads the Big East regular season champion Wildcats… Read More ›

Wildcats Close Out Regular Season with 105-68 Victory over Red Storm

With Chris Obekpa and Jamal Branch out, it looked like Villanova could just cruise to victory. Instead, St. John’s Red Storm went straight for Wildcats. St. John’s was off to a red-hot start. Phil Greene IV made two quick jumpers to give the Red Storm the lead. Dylan Ennis got the Wildcats on the board when he was fouled during a three-point shot…. Read More ›

Villanova Dominates Providence on Senior Night, Win 89-61

There’s nothing like good old fashioned home cooking. The Wildcats fried the Providence Friars, leaving them burnt to a crisp. Seniors Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston put together a wonderful final performance in front of the Pavilion’s home crowd. Both players were honored with a nice ceremony before the game to commemorate their four years as Wildcats. Hilliard and Pinkston carried… Read More ›

Game Preview: Providence Friars II

#6 Villanova Wildcats (25-2) vs. #25 Providence Friars (19-8) When: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at 7 p.m. Where: The Pavilion Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Result of Previous Meeting: Villanova won 74-68 at Providence on February 11 Key Players for Providence: #23 LaDontae Henton (6-6, 215) Sr., F; #3 Kris Dunn (6-3, 205) So., G; #25 Tyler Harris (6-9, 223) Jr.,… Read More ›

Wildcats Defend Home Court from the Pirates, Win 80-54

It’s only fitting that it was President’s Day, as the Wildcats were cash money when it came to shooting the ball. After leaving a lot of points off the board in their first meeting, they made sure to not make the same mistakes again. Villanova got off to a hot start, racing out to a… Read More ›

Nova’s 68 and Butler’s Heartbreak

This Valentine’s Day matchup did not have any shortages of emotion. There was happiness, joy, excitement, sadness, and above all, shock and awe. Holding a 65-63 lead, Villanova had a chance to make it a two possession game. Darrun Hilliard was called for a travel, allowing the Bulldogs to take over. Butler’s Roosevelt Jones sank a layup to tie the… Read More ›

Payback! Villanova Beats Georgetown 69-53 in Rematch

It was the game that everyone was waiting for the second Villanova exited the Verizon Center after suffering a 20 point loss to Georgetown. The Wells Fargo Center was filled to the brim, holding 20,587 people. It was the second largest crowd for a Villanova game since 2006, when 20,859 people watched #4 Villanova beat #1… 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.


May 2020