On Monday afternoon Villanova returned to the top of the Associated Press poll. Hours later, its seniors led it to a convincing 76-46 victory over Seton Hall in a BIG EAST game at the Pavilion.
It's a quick turnaround for Villanova and Seton Hall, as the two teams get set to meet Monday night at the Pavilion after playing elsewhere on Saturday. (FS1 and 610 Sports Radio).
For the second time in as many outings Villanova had to climb out of an early hole. This time, reserves Donte DiVincenzo (19 points) and Eric Paschall (nine points) helped bring the energy to a Wildcats' win.
No. 3 ranked Villanova (16-1 overall, 4-1 BIG EAST) continues conference play Saturday when it meets St. John's (8-10 overall, 2-3 BIG EAST) at Madison Square Garden (FS1 and 610 Sports Radio).
No. 3 Villanova trailed No. 15 Xavier 24-16 midway through the first half before the Wildcats turned the tables on the Musketeers (13-3 overall, 3-1 BIG EAST).
Villanova is back in action on Tuesday night at the Pavilion as the BIG EAST leading Xavier Musketeers pay a visit to campus. (FS1 and 610 Sports Radio WTEL).
After absorbing its first defeat of 2016-17 at Butler Wednesday, Villanova bounced back into the win column on Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
Villanova hosts the first of four regular season games at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night when Marquette (10-4 overall, 1-1 BIG EAST) comes to South Philadelphia.
Villanova had pulled out close victories in each of its first three visits to Butler in recent years but was unable to add a fourth on Wednesday night in Indianapolis.
The Villanova Wildcats are in Indianapolis to meet the No. 18 ranked Butler Bulldogs in a BIG EAST clash Wednesday night. (FS1 and 610 Sports Radio).
XFINITY LIVE! will serve as the pre-game gathering place leading up to each of the Wildcats’ four home court appearances at the Center in 2017. Activities include the opportunity for pictures with the 2016 National Championship trophy, visits from Will D. Cat, the Villanova Cheerleaders, along with food and drink specials
Villanova sophomore guard Jalen Brunson averaged 20.0 points per game iin a pair of BIG EAST wins last week and on Monday was named Player of the Week by the conference.