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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 ›

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.

2017 Big East Conference Final Standings & Tournament Bracket

Saturday marked the end of the regular season. Now, the conference turns its eyes to the upcoming Big East Tournament. Villanova enters as the top-seed once again, after securing its fourth-straight Big East Regular Season title. Butler comes in right behind the ‘Cats at No. 2, and Providence rounds out the top three after finishing… Read More ›

State of the Nova Nation: Is Phil Booth Redshirting?, Angel Delgado Talks ‘Nova, Women’s Basketball is on Fire, Weekend Rundown, and More!

Phil Booth missed his 17th straight game, is the junior guard redshirting for the season? If he does take a medical redshirt, how will that impact the team moving forward? Seton Hall forward Angel Delgado has some words for the Wildcats. Also, women’s basketball is on fire, extending their winning streak to five games after picking up a pair of wins this past weekend. We recap those games, Villanova-Providence at the Wells Fargo Center, and some other weekend action in track and swimming.

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 1 Villanova Over Providence at the Wells Fargo Center

The last home loss for Villanova was almost exactly one year ago on Saturday, coming from Providence at the Wells Fargo Center. In that game, star point guards Kris Dunn of Providence and Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono dueled in an overtime battle that eventually saw Dunn’s Friars come out on top. In this year’s rematch with Providence–exactly one year… Read More ›

Takeaways and Notes from Big East Media Day

On Tuesday, the stage was set at Madison Square Garden for Big East Media Day, the unofficial start to the 2016-17 season and a signal that college hoops is just around the corner. After enjoying a 35-5 season that was topped off with a national championship, the Villanova Wildcats were the stars of the scene… Read More ›

Villanova 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Schedule Released Today

Editor’s Note: Updated twice to include tip-off times and TV broadcasts. ~~~~ The Big East released the schedule of conference games on Tuesday at noon. The highly anticipated arrival fills in the missing pieces in the Wildcats’ schedule. Here is the Villanova’s route to the title defense. Mark your calendars. All listed times are in ET. ‘Nova will… Read More ›

Selection Sunday: ‘Nova is a 2-seed

It looks like there will be no home coming for Villanova this NCAA tournament as the Wildcats will head to Brooklyn for their first game of the tournament. As a 2-seed in the South, Villanova will not be playing a potential Sweet 16 game at the Wells Fargo Center but in Kentucky instead. However, the ‘Cats… Read More ›

Jenkins, Defense Lead Villanova to Victory over Providence

So much had been talked about Providence’s pair of All-Big East First Teamers Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil, the Big East’s most dynamic one-two punch. After scoring a combined 53 points in the quarterfinal win over Butler, Providence’s explosive tandem hit a road block on Friday night. The Wildcats used a strong defensive effort to lead the way… Read More ›

Big East Tournament Preview: #4 Providence Friars

#1 Villanova Wildcats (28-4) vs. #4 Providence Friars (23-9) When: Friday, March 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Where: Madison Square Garden, N.Y. Coverage: Fox Sports 1 Results of Previous Meetings: – Providence won 82-76 in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center on January 26 – Villanova won 72-60 at Providence on February 6 How 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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