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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 ›

The Complete 2016 Big East Tournament Primer

Villanova captured the regular season title for the third consecutive year. Now, it will have a chance to earn another trophy and defend the title. Wednesday marks the beginning of the Big East Tournament in New York. A few Big East teams are slated to go dancing later in March, while a couple of teams could… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Down to #3

After a loss to Xavier, the Wildcats have fallen a few pegs down to No. 3 in the AP Poll. In the Coaches’ Poll, they are ranked No. 2. Kansas has reclaimed the top spot in both polls, with Michigan State right behind in the AP Poll. As for Xavier, the only other ranked team… Read More ›

A Fan’s Reaction to the Xavier Loss

I really wanted to not care about this game. I had convinced myself that this game did not matter: win or lose we would still be winning the Big East tournament, end up a #1 seed, and go deep in March. Win or lose, the Haters (a very real alliance of ESPN, online commenters, and… Read More ›

Big East Basketball Schedule, Forecast, and Predictions (Week of 2/22)

The Big East is about to have its biggest game this week since the conference remodeling of 2013. There will be the first ever top five matchup between two teams from the “new” Big East. Aside from that, the conference seeding picture is looking like it’s up in the air for the teams in the middle. Here… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Still the One

For the third consecutive week, Villanova is ranked #1 in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls. Pollsters have confirmed their confidence in the Wildcats by ranking them #1, this time by more votes than last week. Villanova’s third week in a row as #1 is the second-longest streak atop the polls this tumultuous season, with… Read More ›

Big East Basketball Schedule, Forecast, and Predictions (Week of 2/15)

Your weekly Big East update, games to watch for, schedule, and predictions.

Weekly Polls: Villanova is Still on Top at #1

After two double-digit victories this past week, the release of the AP and Coaches’ Polls today has confirmed that Villanova shall remain #1. After a week of much tumult up and down the rankings—only seven ranked teams finished the week undefeated—Villanova will hold the top spot for another week. The Wildcats therefore join six other… Read More ›

Weekly Polls: Villanova Reaches #1 for the First Time in Program History

Today is a momentous day in the storied history of Villanova basketball. The greatest Villanova teams have come and gone without achieving what has happened today. Today, Villanova is the best college basketball team in the country. The AP Poll has ranked the Villanova Wildcats #1 for the first time. Villanova has come so close… 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.


May 2020