Villanova trailed for 39 plus minutes Saturday before staging a furious comeback in the final seconds to force overtime, where they downed Syracuse 82-77.
No. 7 Villanova returns to the court at Wells Fargo Center to host the Orange Saturday at 1 p.m. (Fox/610 AM/Sirius 84).
In Monday's Wildcats' News, Villanova held steady at No. 7 in both national polls while Josh Hart was honored for his strong week.
Prior to Sunday, No. 7 Villanova had yet to have a player score 20 points in a game. Josh Hart and Darrun Hilliard changed that in VU's 10th straight victory.
Villanova (9-0 overall, 2-0 Big Five) hosts Temple (6-3 overall, 2-1 Big Five) Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Pavilion. (Fox Sports 1/610 AM/Sirius 91).
With four starters returning from last year's team that won the BIG EAST regular season and finished 29-5 overall, Villanova has been selected to win the 2014-15 conference crown in the BIG EAST Preseason Coaches' Poll. The Wildcats received all nine possible first-place votes and 81 points. Coaches did not place their own teams in their ballots.
The Villanova community will welcome home its iconic 1985 NCAA Championship team on Tuesday, Nov. 4,at the Pavilion as the 2014-15 Wildcat host Northwood University in a game to be televised nationally by Fox Sports 1.
Mikal Bridges is making the transition from high school standout to college freshman for the Villanova Wildcats.
Daniel Ochefu moved smoothly into the Villanova Wildcats' starting lineup in 2013-14, earning co-Most Improved Player recognition from the BIG EAST. Now, he adds more responsibility as a team leader in his third season at VU.
The 2014-15 Villanova Men's Basketball schedule was announced on Sept. 9 in conjunction with the release of the BIG EAST schedule. The Wildcats, who won 29 games in 2013-14, will make a minimum of 30 regular season appearances on national television.
Jack Kraft, who built a .715 winning percentage in 12 seasons as the Wildcats head men's basketball coach, died in New Jersey on Thursday.
"Inside Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright" produced by Wipe Out Productions picked up a Mid-Atlantic Emmy award nomination for its work in 2013-14.
The bracket for the 2014 Legends Classic has been revealed. Villanova will open play at the Pavilion against Maryland Eastern Shore on Nov. 17 before hosting Bucknell on Nov. 20. The Wildcats then meet VCU in Brooklyn on Nov. 24 and either Michigan or Oregon on Nov. 25.
A new system for ticket transfers among Villanova Men's Basketball season ticket-holders is now in place.
Villanova and Illinois were tied at 50 before a Wildcats surge lifted them to their ninth consecutive win.
The 8-0 Villanova Wildcats travel to Madison Square Garden to meet 7-1 Illinois Tuesday at the Jimmy V Classic (ESPN/1210 AM Radio).
No. 10/9 Villanova grabbed an early 21-6 lead and went on to post a 74-46 victory over Saint Joseph's (4-4 overall, 1-1 Big Five) at the Pavilion Saturday.
Sophomore Josh Hart has again been a key for the Wildcats, who host Saint Joseph's Saturday at the Pavilion. (Fox Sports 1/1340 AM Radio/Sirius 92/XM 203/villanova.com).
Two notes regarding the 2014-15 Villanova Basketball radio and television programs were revealed today. The next radio show will now take place at 6 p.m. on Weds., Dec. 17.
With La Salle (4-3 overall) pressing out on its perimeter, Villanova had to lean on experience to create a counter attack. It did and the result was an 84-70 win for the No. 10/9 Wildcats Wednesday night.
With a perfect month of November in the books, Villanova now turns its focus to a December slate that begins Wednesday at La Salle (CBS Sports Network/610 AM/Sirius 132/XM 201/villanova.com/TuneIn Radio)