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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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State of the Nova Nation: Season (and Series?) Finale

In the final episode of the Tuesday/Thursday regular format, we react to the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament and the Wildcats’ loss to Wisconsin in the Round of 32. We look at what went wrong, but also find the silver lining for the future.

NCAA Tournament Preview: #8 Wisconsin Badgers

Both teams are loaded with experience, and they sport one Naismith Player of the Year candidate each. Here’s what you need to know about the Wildcats’ Round of 32 matchup.

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 ›

NCAA Tournament Preview: #16 Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers

Villanova officially begins its national title defense on Thursday night, facing off against NEC champion and First Four winner Mount St. Mary’s. Here’s what you need to know about the Mountaineers.

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?

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 ›

Hart, Bridges share Big East Defensive Player of the Year Award in Three-Way Split

The Big East announced a few more individual honors on Monday afternoon, and a couple Main Liners will be adding another achievement to their resumes. Senior Josh Hart received one more award to put in his trophy case, while redshirt sophomore Mikal Bridges got his first major individual achievement. Both Villanovans, along with Creighton’s Khyri Thomas, were named Co-Big… Read More ›

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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