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Weekly Wildcat Walkthrough: Championship Form

Villanova opened its 2016-17 campaign doing everything a championship basketball team is expected to do. It dominated an inferior opponent in the opener, leaving no room for critics to challenge them about the upcoming season. Then, in one of the toughest road environments in which this team has played in recent years, the Wildcats stood… Read More ›

Villanova Begins Title Defense with 88-48 Win Over Lafayette

It seemed fitting that the season home opener for the reigning national champions fell at the end of what has been a stressful week of the year for the majority of the nation. Regardless, basketball season is the time where members of Nova Nation can come together as one and support a common ideal–Villanova basketball. In… Read More ›

Game Preview: Lafayette Leopards

The defending national champs officially begin the 2016-17 season on Friday.

‘Nova’s Defense: The Difference Maker in Win at Lafayette

Coming off a stellar performance on both sides of the ball, the No. 19 ranked Wildcats tried to build off their 40-21 win against Towson. On Saturday, it was the defense who came up big in Villanova’s 31-14 win against Lafayette, making a big opening statement on the very first play of the game. On the opening… Read More ›

Week 4 Preview: Lafayette Leopards

#19 Villanova Wildcats (2-1) vs. Lafayette Leopards (1-2) When: Saturday, September 24 , 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Fisher Stadium, Easton, PA Coverage: None Towson’s Previous Season Record: 5-6 Key Players for Lafayette: #7 Drew Reed (6-1, 195) Sr., QB; #17 Matt Mrazek (6-4, 215) Jr., WR; #33 Brandon Bryant (5-11, 225) Jr., LB; #43 Michael Root (6-1, 230) Jr.,… Read More ›

Complete Team Effort Propels Nova to 93-52 Win Over Lafayette

It’s finally here – March Madness, the NCAA Tournament, the Big Dance, you know the drill. There were a number of big upsets earlier in the day, but the Wildcats were going to avoid the trend. The Wildcats went wire-to-wire, holding the lead for all 40 minutes of the game. Dylan Ennis made the first basket… Read More ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #16 Lafayette Leopards

Thursday night can’t come soon enough!

Selection Sunday: Villanova is a 1-Seed

“Selection Sunday is a great tradition at our school,” said Jay Wright. “It’s like Christmas.” He wasn’t kidding. Villanova hosted the Selection Sunday show, with doors opening to Connelly Center’s Villanova Room at 5:45. However, students and alumni lined up way before that. The line zig-zagged and curved in every direction possible. Students and fans… Read More ›

Villanova Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Lafayette, 75-59

It’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish. For those who didn’t get to catch the game and just look at the score individually, they would not realize that for the majority of the game, it was a lot closer than the score suggests. Villanova had a first half performance that left many… Read More ›

Season Opener Preview: Lafayette Leopards

Villanova Wildcats vs. Lafayette Leopards When: Friday, November 8, 2013 Where: The Pavilion Lafayette Previous Season Record: 19-15, Lost to Bucknell in Patriot League Championship Finals Key Players for Lafayette: #12 Seth Hinrichs (6-7, 218) Jr., G; , #20 Dan Trist (6-9, 246) Sr., F; #5 Joey Ptasinski (6-2, 174) Jr., G Scouting Report: The… 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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