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March Madness Bracket Analysis: Villanova-North Carolina Preview

As the 2013 NCAA Tournament approaches, the 9th-seeded Villanova Wildcats (20-13) prepare for their first game against the red-hot, 8th-seeded North Carolina Tar Heels (24-10). The Tar Heels are coming off a 10-point defeat in the championship game of the ACC Tournament to the Miami Hurricanes. Although Jay Wright and the Wildcats were not expecting […]

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March Madness Breakdown

To start, I feel the selection committee did a fantastic job in selecting Michigan State as a number 1 seed. After winning the Big 10 conference tournament against Ohio State, 8th-ranked Michigan State really deserved a number one seed. If 7th-ranked Ohio State won that game, the Buckeyes would have most likely stolen that #1 […]

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Nova’s Postseason Hopes Shattered in Loss to USF

New York, NY – The Villanova Wildcats (13-19) lost all chances at an NCAA Tournament berth on Wednesday night against the sixth-seeded South Florida Bulls. USF had ‘Nova’s number this year, winning all three games against the Wildcats. Villanova simply could not get their offense going because of the extremely well-coached South Florida defense. In their […]

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Villanova Rolls Rutgers, Keeps Hopes Alive

New York, NY – The Villanova Wildcats (13-18) had a must-win game on Tuesday night in the first round of the Big East Tournament against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. ‘Nova point guard Maalik Wayns scored a game-high 28 points for the ‘Cats and led them to a 70-49 […]

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Cincinnati Barely Escapes ‘Nova

Villanova (12-18, 5-13 BE) looked to end the regular season on a high note against Cincinnati, and to head into the Big East tournament with some momentum. The Cincinnati Bearcats came into this game as a team on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament, sitting at an impressive 21-9 and 11-6 in the tough […]

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Georgetown Routs ‘Nova

This afternoon, the Villanova Wildcats (11-17, 4-12 BE) faced a tough opponent in the form of the 9th-ranked Georgetown Hoyas at the Verizon Center in D.C. ‘Cats freshman Jayvaughn Pinkston was out with an ankle injury that occurred during warm-ups about an hour before the game. In addition to the loss of Pinkston, star PG […]

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Villanova Falls in OT Once Again

For the second time in 3 days, Villanova (11-16, 4-11 BE) lost a closely contended game in overtime at the Wells Fargo Center, this time to the Connecticut Huskies, powered by star sophomore SG Jeremy Lamb. The final score was 73-70. Early in the first half, Villanova jumped out to an 18-point lead behind Dominic […]

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‘Nova Blows Lead, Loses Chance

Without star point guard Maalik Wayns and shooting guard James Bell, the Villanova Wildcats (11-15, 4-10 Big East) knew this game against #25 Notre Dame was going to be a tough one. Those two combine to  average about 24 of the Wildcats’ 72.6 points per game. Because of Wayns and Bell’s absences, Villanova’s starting lineup […]

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‘Nova can’t tame the Bulls

Jack McAleese – Villanova Correspondent Villanova’s lack of experience was what brought the Wildcats their 14th loss of the year to the University of Southern Florida Bulls. After a big win against Providence, Villanova (11-14, 4-9 BE) looked like they could possibly win their last few games and gain a spot in the Big East […]

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Where ‘Nova Has Gone Wrong

The Villanova Wildcats (11-13), to say the least, have struggled this year. They have yet to win a game against any team in the AP top 25, and are 4- 8 in Big East play. The Cats have not been under 500% since the 2002 – 2003 season where they went 15 – 16, but […]

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Pinkston Powers ‘Nova Past Providence

In Villanova’s last 6 losses, they had leads. Last night against Providence was a different story. With 14:05 left in the game, the Villanova Wildcats (11-13) were down 19 points. The Friars (13-12) thought they had a win secured, especially when Maalik Wayns left the game with 11:31 to go in the game with a […]

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