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  1. Top 25 Countdown: No. 11 Villanova Wildcats

    Oct 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Villanova went 29-5 last season and return essentially the same lineup. Why aren’t more people talking about them?

  2. Five-star point guard will decide between two schools on Wednesday

    Sep 8, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

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    One of the nation’s best point guards will be off-the-board on Wednesday.

  3. Tough finish to 29-win season serves as motivation for Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard

    Jul 10, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

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    After posting improved numbers in 2013-14, the rising senior guard is looking to make strides as a leader to help account for the loss of James Bell.

  4. 2014 Big East Tournament Preview: Can Villanova finally beat Creighton?

    Mar 10, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT

    James Bell, Zedric Sadler

    Creighton and Villanova are the Big East’s two darlings, but which other teams are best positioned to separate themselves from the conference’s middle and earn a bid?

  5. Darrun Hilliard, Josh Hart stand out in No. 8 Villanova’s win over Marquette

    Mar 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

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    No. 8 Villanova has lost just three times this season: at No. 4 Syracuse in December and twice to No. 9 Creighton during Big East play. Not a particularly flashy team, the Wildcats are tough, unselfish and they’ve got plenty of skill as well. Those attributes were on display Sunday afternoon as Villanova beat Marquette…

  6. No. 6 Villanova’s two losses to No. 18 Creighton a result of bad match-ups

    Feb 16, 2014, 9:15 PM EDT

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    Styles make fights. And sometimes they make beatings. That’s about the best way to explain what happened to No. 6 Villanova on Sunday, as their attempts to defend Doug McDermott and No. 18 Creighton once again fell short of the mark. Creighton shot 64.2% from the field and 9-for-15 from beyond the arc in their…

  7. Villanova outlasts St. John’s for a Big East road win

    Jan 11, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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    It wasn’t pretty, but Villanova held off St. John’s on Saturday for a 74-67 Big East win in Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats only shot 35 percent from the field in the win, but held St. John’s to 34 percent from the field and 2-for-12 from the three-point line as Villanova outlasted the Red Storm…

  8. Villanova’s offense needs more balance to be an elite team

    Dec 28, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

    Villanova Wildcats head coach Wright yells at officials during NCAA men's basketball tournament against North Carolina Tar Heels in Kansas City

    In the game’s opening nine minutes against Syracuse, Villanova looked like one of the nation’s elite teams as they jumped out to a 25-7 lead in the Carrier Dome and silenced the crowd early. The Wildcats started 5-for-7 from behind the three-point line as they moved the ball quickly around the perimeter and found open…

  9. Freshmen, improved second-half defense stand out for No. 10 Villanova

    Dec 15, 2013, 5:11 PM EDT

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    No. 10 Villanova led La Salle 38-34 at the half, and defensively the Wildcats couldn’t have played much worse than they did. The Explorers, even with the guard tandem of Tyreek Duren and Tyrone Garland combining to score just five points on 2-for-11 shooting, shot 46.4% from the field with forward Jerrell Wright burning Villanova…

  10. Could No. 14 Villanova be the Big East’s best team? They sure look like it

    Dec 7, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

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    Just one week ago Jay Wright’s Villanova Wildcats wrapped up a Battle 4 Atlantis crown that few people expected them to win. After taking care of USC the Wildcats beat Kansas and Iowa, resulting in their first ranking in more than two seasons. For a program that relies on so many young players, how Villanova…

  11. Hagan Arena will be rocking for St. Joseph’s vs. Villanova

    Dec 6, 2013, 6:51 PM EDT

    sjuhawks.com

    When St. Joseph’s and Villanova — two of the five schools making up Philadelphia’s “Big Five” — meet on the hardwood, the game is always a ‘can’t miss’ and atmosphere unparalleled. When the game is played at St. Joseph’s Hagan Arena, there may not be another gym in the country that provides the home team…

  12. Former video coordinator Kyle Neptune candidate for Villanova assistant coaching vacancy

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Yesterday, it was reported that former Villanova associate head coach Billy Lange would be leaving the program to accept a position with the Philadelphia 76ers as the assistant of player development. With practices set to begin in less than a week, head coach Jay Wright is forced to act quickly in filling the coaching void and, according…

  13. Frank Martin one of many coaches revealing 9/11 memories on twitter

    Sep 11, 2013, 12:44 PM EDT

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    One of the things that we often forget when watching celebrities and sports stars on TV is that once the camera shuts off and the final buzzer sounds, those people revert back to being, well, regular people. Moms and dads. Sons and daughters. Friends and Frienemies. Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks,…

  14. How are college basketball team’s performing relative to their recruiting classes?

    Sep 10, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT

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    ESPN basketball recruiting guru and San Antonio Spurs scouting coordinator Dave Telep broke down last week which colleges have had the most success on the recruiting trail in the past five years. Telep’s methodology was simple: Which schools had recruited the most recruits ranked in ESPN’s Top 100 in their class. Per Mike Waters of Syracuse.com,…

  15. Could Jay Wright start true freshman Ryan Arcidiacono at point guard for Villanova?

    Oct 21, 2012, 1:59 PM EDT

    Jay Wright

    With the losses that coach Jay Wright and Villanova have suffered in the backcourt, is it plausible that true freshman Ryan Arcidiacono could be handed the reins to begin the 2012-13 season? CBS Sports analyst Jon Rothstein thinks so, as he tweeted this week. All signs pointing to Ryan Arcidiacono beginning the season as Villanova’s…

  16. Villanova assistant Doug Martin resigns amid questions over resume claims

    Aug 12, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    Jay Wright

    Newly hired Villanova assistant Doug Martin has resigned after inaccuracies were found in his resume regarding the extent of his career as a player, the school announced Saturday. Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com was the first to report that Villanova was looking into Martin’s resume, which claimed he played at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay from…

  17. ‘Nova waits patiently for prep star Ochefu

    Apr 21, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

    Markus Kennedy, Jayvaughn Pinston, Jay Wright

    Recruiting has such a fragile rhythm to it. Jump on a kid too soon, and you’re taking a huge risk that he has a high ceiling. Wait too long, and someone else will secure his services. Kids commit and de-commit all the time. Coaches get other jobs or get fired. It’s why we use phrases…