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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 ›

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: Pirates n’ Dogs, Senior Night Preview, Long Shots, and More!

After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it’s important to not miss that game–it’s all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.

State of the Nova Nation: Success in the Midwest, Women’s Basketball Has Heated Up, Lax is Back, and More!

Jay Wright picked up his 500th and 501st wins as a head coach over the weekend. Eugene returns from his business trip in Chicago. We keep a close eye on Darryl Reynolds’ rib, Jalen Brunson’s numbers, Kris Jenkins shooting, and Dylan Painter. The women’s basketball has won 9 of their last 12 games since starting Big East play 0-2. How big is this turnaround? Lax returns, and a preview of things to come this weekend.

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.

State of the Nova Nation: Streaking, X Missed a Spot, Big East Weekend Previews, and More!

With a win over Xavier, the Wildcats notched their 46th straight win at the Pavilion, tying a school record. There were a number of other notable streaks that are still alive. Xavier guard, Myles Davis, returned to the court for the first time this season against the Wildcats after being suspended, we evaluate the Musketeers’ decision on that. Then, we recap and preview men’s and women’s basketball action–it’s going to be a loaded weekend. Lastly, can coral be your pet?

Hart, Jenkins Lead No. 3 Villanova in Rout of No. 15 Xavier, 79-54

A showdown of Big East titans quickly turned ugly on Tuesday night as No. 3 Villanova overcame a slow start to bury No. 15 Xavier in the second half, 79-54. Seniors Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins each scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds as they helped the ‘Cats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) pull away. When… Read More ›

Game Preview: #15 Xavier Musketeers

So far this season, Xavier hasn’t lost a conference game. As for the Wildcats, they haven’t lost a game at the Pavilion in nearly four years. Whose streak will continue on Tuesday night?

Weekly Polls: ‘Cats on Top, Again

  The Wildcats have held the title as the top team in the nation for three weeks straight now, and received 56 out of the possible 65 first place votes. They show no sign of giving up that position without a fight. With an 11-0 record, ‘Nova has managed to best every opponent it has seen since winning… 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 ›

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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