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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 ›

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?

State of the Nova Nation: Josh Hart Wins Big East Player of the Year, A Trip Down the Hypothetical Highway, and a St. John’s Preview

Josh Hart got another accomplishment to add to his long resume, securing the Big East Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. He becomes the first Wildcat to be an outright winner of the award since Randy Foye did so in 2006. Chris finds a way to simulate college basketball games (complete with stats!) featuring historic teams. Also, the Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play today against St. John’s.

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.

Hart Named 2017 Big East Player of the Year

It’s official. On Wednesday, the Big East announced the last batch of awards for the year, and Josh Hart won the Big East Player of the Year Award. The senior forward from Silver Spring, Md., who is also in contention for National Player of the Year, averaged a conference-best 18.7 points per game. Hart has scored at… 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.

State of the Nova Nation: Tanoh’s NFL Combine, WBB Big East Tourney, MBB Regular Season Wrap Up, Big East Accolades, and Tournament Talk (feat. Kim Adams)

College basketball reporter/analyst Kim Adams joins the show to preview and chat about the upcoming Big East Tournament. We’re glad to have her aboard. You may have seen her on her recent Big East Trophy Tour across all 10 campuses, or maybe on the Big East Digital Network. But before she hops on the mic, we talk about Tanoh Kpassagnon’s NFL Combine, Women’s basketball vs. St. John’s at their Big East Tournament, and a bunch of Big East Awards to top off the men’s basketball regular season finale.

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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