Tag: Ryan Arcidiacono
State of the Nova Nation: Homecoming Weekend, Daniel Ochefu, Ryan Arcidiacono, ‘V for Villanova,’ and More!
Another Tuesday, another episode of VUBenchMob.com’s podcast, State of the Nova Nation!
Two former Wildcats–and teammates–will be reuniting this summer in the NBA Summer League. JayVaughn Pinkston and Mouphtaou Yarou will both be suiting up for the C’s. Pinkston announced that he would be joining the Celtics this summer back in April, but the inclusion of Yarou is an added surprise for Villanova fans. Since graduating in… Read More ›
The NBA Draft was underway in Brooklyn on Thursday night and despite being national champions, 60 names were called–none of them belonging to a Villanova Wildcat. It was the first time since 2010 that a team, fresh off of a national championship title run, did not have a single draftee. The previous team being Mike… Read More ›
Villanova resembled its legendary 1985 counterpart as they went on to avenge a loss earlier in December to Oklahoma, annihilating their expert favored opponent 95-51. Coach Jay Wright’s scorched earth policy continues to be an offensive sensation, as they have reached at least 80 points in four of their five games in what has seemingly been a cake… Read More ›
Ryan Arcidiacono received the biggest birthday present of his life on Saturday night – a trip to the Final Four. On his 22nd birthday, Villanova beat top overall seed Kansas 64-59, securing an exclusive spot to play in Houston next weekend. “This is just a total team effort and it was everything that I dreamed… Read More ›
Kansas may have entered the NCAA Tournament as the top overall team, but Villanova has looked like the best team so far with its one-sided wins. Can the Wildcats keep up the momentum?
The narrative going into the Sweet 16 matchup was that when comparing Villanova and Miami, it was like looking in to a mirror. On Thursday night, both teams looked similar in nature, until Villanova made it clear that it was its night. The Wildcats downed the Hurricanes 92-69, beating them in lopsided fashion. Leading at… Read More ›
The Barclays Center was in a state of euphoria when the final buzzer sounded. The year 2009 felt like a distant memory for Villanova, which was the last time the Wildcats reached the Sweet 16. The wait seemed even longer due to the recent string of early exits from upset losses. Ryan Arcidiacono and his… Read More ›
Last year, the Wildcats left the CONSOL Energy Center with a bitter taste in their mouths after a loss to N.C. State in the Round of 32. Despite the start of a new season, questions and criticism surrounding the loss continued to haunt Jay Wright and his team regarding their recent string of early exits in the… Read More ›
Forget about what happened last time Villanova and Iowa met. Both teams look different from two years ago, when they clashed in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game on Nov. 30, 2013. Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff and Peter Jok were just players that came off of the bench. They played a combined 23 minutes and scored only nine points,… Read More ›