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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: #6 Creighton Bluejays

It’s Villanova’s third straight time making it to the Big East Tournament finals, while this is Creighton’s first finals appearance. Will experience come on top?

Villanova Advances to Big East Tournament Championship Game After Semifinal Thriller with Seton Hall

After the first few days of this tournament, it might be time to put those comparisons to the “old” Big East to rest. On Wednesday night, St. John’s beat Georgetown in an epic showdown, usurping the Hoyas by just one point. The following day, ‘Nova broke records and made history, then later, Xavier upset Butler to face… 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 ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #8 St. John’s Red Storm

The Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play with a Thursday matinee against the hometown team.

Salute to Seniors: Wildcats Top No. 23 Creighton in Final Game at Pavilion Before Renovations

A surge emotions filled the Pavilion on Saturday afternoon, a basketball game was about to occur, but it wasn’t just any other game. The cozy on-campus arena had seen many clashes over the years but for the players, they were about to put on their jerseys for the last time there for a while. Not just because… Read More ›

Brunson Leads Wildcats to 75-62 Victory in Return to Chicagoland

It’s been awhile since DePaul’s home crowd erupted with cheers for an opponent like it did when Villanova’s Jalen Brunson was announced before the crowd on Monday night. The sophomore from Villanova had his start as a ball player just down the road in Adlai E. Stevenson High School, and is undoubtedly regarded as somewhat of a… 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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