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Monday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 25

Monday’s Arizin: Daily links for Jan. 25

A dose of daily links to tip-off the work week. Some “news” to start off the work week!: Can Villanova make another deep NCAA Tournament run? The win over Providence showed hints. | Philadelphia InquirerThis 2020-21 group on the Main Line isn’t going away without taking a hit, whatever the ranking. Alabama is one of the hottest teams in men’s college basketball, aided by a familiar face to Villanova Wildcats fans | Philadelphia InquirerThe Crimson Tide has won its last three games by a combined margin of 81 points. A key contributor is guard Jahvon Quinerly, who spent...
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Three takeaways from Villanova’s win over Providence

Three takeaways from Villanova’s win over Providence

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats beat the Friars in typical second half ‘Nova fashion. Playing in the Finn for the last time before heading out on a two-game road trip, the Villanova Wildcats edged out a 71-56 victory over the Providence Friars. While the final score shows Villanova comfortably winning by 15 points, it certainly did not look like that would be the outcome with just over six minutes left in the first half with Providence leading 20-11. The ‘Cats looked out of sync throughout the entire first half. However, Villanova’s halftime...
VU Hoops Jan 23, 2021
Villanova snuffs out Providence, the Sun, in 71-56 win

Villanova snuffs out Providence, the Sun, in 71-56 win

After an ugly start, the ‘Cats stormed back to nab another conference victory In a true Tale of Two Halves, the #3 Villanova Wildcats overcame a dismal first half to knock off the Providence Friars 71-56 at the Finn on Saturday afternoon. The win moves Villanova to 10-1 (5-0) while Ed Cooley’s Friars fall to 8-7 (4-5). Villanova opened the game with one of the team’s ugliest first half performances so far this season - shooting a miserable 26.7% from the field including 25% from three. While the ‘Cats defense was keeping the Friars’ offense in check (34% from the...
VU Hoops Jan 23, 2021
Providence: The Game Thread

Providence: The Game Thread

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Two games in four days.... whaaaaaa? Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:30pm ET #3 Villanova Wildcats (9-1, 4-0) vs. Providence Friars (8-6, 4-4) KenPom: Villanova: 5 | Providence: 58 Finneran Forum Where: Villanova, PA TV: FOX Stream: Fox Sports Now Odds: Villanova TBD Wait! What? The Wildcats hit big time TV as they take on the Providence Friars on the big FOX. This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and remember, we cannot condone the posting of illegal streams in the game thread. If we see them posted, we will be...
VU Hoops Jan 22, 2021
Preview: #3 Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars

Preview: #3 Villanova Wildcats vs. Providence Friars

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports The ‘Cats continue their conference slate and welcome Ed Cooley’s squad to the Main Line The Villanova Wildcats are back in action this Saturday at the Finn as they will take on the Providence Friars. The game was recently moved from 7:00 pm to 2:30 pm so be sure to update your schedules accordingly. The Friars have not won at Villanova since 2013. Villanova is coming off a close win against Seton Hall - a game that marked the ‘Cats first bit of action in nearly a month due to lingering COVID-19 issues within the program. However,...
VU Hoops Jan 22, 2021
NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 22)

NBA Wildcat Watch (Jan. 22)

Photo by Jeff Haynes/NBAE via Five ‘Cats in action to end your work week. From Tuesday through Friday, each time a former Wildcat hits the court, we will recap how they did and include a few highlights (if available). On Tuesdays, we’ll also recap what happened over the weekend, so you don’t miss the action. This will also serve as a discussion board. We will try to keep it updated as soon as the games are over, so check back often! There are five Villanova Wildcats alumni in action on Friday night. Check back later to see how they did, and see what’s on tap...
VU Hoops Jan 21, 2021
State of the Nova Nation: Surviving Seton Hall, Prepping for Providence

State of the Nova Nation: Surviving Seton Hall, Prepping for Providence

VU Hoops A look back at the Seton Hall game, then a preview of Providence to top off the newest episode. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: The Villanova Wildcats had some rust to shake off on Tuesday night, but they managed and survived a close one against the Seton Hall Pirates to remain undefeated in Big East play. Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels dialed up some big...
VU Hoops Jan 20, 2021
Wednesday’s Arizin: Onto the next one (Jan. 20)

Wednesday’s Arizin: Onto the next one (Jan. 20)

Happy Wednesday! Super close one last night, but the Villanova Wildcats managed to hold on. First game back in nearly a month, but now it’s onto Providence. The “news”: College basketball rankings: Alabama, Houston and Iowa rise in this week’s Power 36 | NCAA.comThe top 3 remain unchanged. Iowa joins the Final Four-looking club and Virginia gets back to the top 10. The back end of the Power 36 remains fluid. Plus, my weekly honors for Team and Player of the Week — as well as everything you need to know for this past week in hoops. College Basketball rankings: CBS’...
VU Hoops Jan 20, 2021
Villanova survive tough test against Seton Hall, 76-74

Villanova survive tough test against Seton Hall, 76-74

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports A season-high 20 points from Samuels helps Villanova to victory in their first game in nearly a month. The Villanova Wildcats returned to action Tuesday night for the first time in almost a month and kept up their win-streak, grinding out a tough victory against the Seton Hall Pirates, 76-74. This was the first game back for the ‘Cats after head coach Jay Wright tested positive for COVID-19, and two players later tested positive on January 4. “We’ve never been through this before - no one takes weeks off in the middle of the...
VU Hoops Jan 19, 2021
Seton Hall: The Game Thread

Seton Hall: The Game Thread

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The ‘Cats return to action for the first time since December 23rd! Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:00pm ET #3 Villanova Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (9-5, 6-2) KenPom: Villanova: 4 | Seton Hall: 44 Finneran Forum Where: Villanova, PA TV: FS1 Stream: Fox Sports Now Odds: Villanova -9 Wait! What? The Wildcats return to LIVE GAME ACTION as the Wildcats return to the court for the first time since December to take on the Seton Hall Pirates in BIG EAST action. This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and...
VU Hoops Jan 19, 2021
State of the Nova Nation: The ‘Cats are Back!

State of the Nova Nation: The ‘Cats are Back!

VU Hoops After back-to-back COVID-related pauses, Villanova is set to hit the court on Tuesday night. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the bottom of the post. Episode Description: The day is finally here! After back-to-back COVID-related pauses, the Villanova Wildcats are returning to the court with a clean bill of health and a game against the Seton Hall Pirates. It’ll be Villanova’s first game in nearly a month—since it...
VU Hoops Jan 19, 2021
Tuesday’s Arizin: It’s finally game day! (Jan. 19)

Tuesday’s Arizin: It’s finally game day! (Jan. 19)

After nearly a month later, the Villanova Wildcats are finally back in action. Game Day is finally here! The Villanova Wildcats have a late Tuesday night 9 p.m. ET tip-off against the Seton Hall Pirates, their first game in nearly a month. While there were some concerns for a couple of injuries sustained and clearances regarding cardio and myocarditis screenings, Jay Wright shared that “everyone is available” for tomorrow. Caleb Daniels (calf, COVID-19), Jermaine Samuels (COVID-19), Eric Dixon (Achilles), and Bryan Antoine (shoulder) all have the green light and will be...
VU Hoops Jan 18, 2021
Villanova Basketball Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

Villanova Basketball Game Preview: Seton Hall Pirates

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports The Wildcats are back in action after a long layoff and back-to-back COVID pauses. Annnnnnnnd we’re back. After nearly a month off due to a holiday break and positive COVID-19 tests, the Villanova Wildcats are scheduled to return to action on Tuesday against the Seton Hall Pirates. While it may seem like starting a new season, 2021’s opening game will instead throw the Wildcats into the middle of races for the Big East title and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, both of which they are well-positioned for at the moment. As...
VU Hoops Jan 18, 2021
‘Nova sticking at #3 in AP Poll

‘Nova sticking at #3 in AP Poll

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports ‘Cats haven’t played since December 23rd. Somehow, the Villanova Wildcats (8-1, 3-0) have maintained their #3 ranking in the newest AP Poll released on Monday despite not playing a single basketball game since December 23rd. Gonzaga remains the nation’s #1 collecting 62 of the 64 First Place votes; Baylor, at #2, tallied the other First Place votes to stay at #2 for the seventh consecutive week. Iowa and Texas round out the Top 5. BIG EAST frenemies Creighton dropped to #11 and Connecticut improved in the poll at #23; Xavier also...
VU Hoops Jan 15, 2021
Four-star forward Trey Patterson graduates high school, enrolls at Villanova early

Four-star forward Trey Patterson graduates high school, enrolls at Villanova early

Kelly Kline | Under Armour Patterson is one of the headliners in a loaded 2021 recruiting class for Villanova. The Villanova Wildcats won’t have to wait until next season to see what Trey Patterson can do. Patterson, a consensus four-star and top 40 nationally-ranked prospect in the class of 2021, announced on Friday night that he will be graduating Rutgers Prep early and enrolling at Villanova for the start of the spring semester. pic.twitter.com/aHNxv3fC6t— Trey Patterson (@_treypatt3) January 15, 2021 Patterson is one of the headliners in Villanova’s...

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