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Villanova making an impact with its improving play under the boards

One of Jay Wright’s biggest concerns before the start of Villanova’s 2021-22 college basketball season was rebounding, an apprehension sparked by the way Rutgers and North Carolina dominated the boards in a pair of closed scrimmages. “We’re going to have to be tougher to rebound,” the Wildcats coach...
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St. Joseph’s takes lessons away from Villanova loss

The Villanova Wildcats were firing on all cylinders Saturday when they defeated St. Joseph’s, 81-52, while the usually reliable sharpshooters for the Hawks misfired badly, shooting 22% from three. Taylor Funk and Jack Forrest combined to go 0-for-8 from deep. If that doesn’t change by the time Atlantic 10 play...
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Villanova stay at #6 in AP Poll

The Villanova Wildcats recorded back-to-back Big 5 wins with victories over Penn and St. Joseph’s to improve their record to 6-2 and hold their #6 spot in the AP Poll released on Monday. With Duke’s loss to Ohio State, Purdue is the nation’s newest unanimous #1. This is the first...
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Big East 2021-22 predictions: Villanova remains the hunted, but look out for UConn

As the countdown continues to the start of the 2021-22 college basketball season on Nov. 9, ESPN.com's panel of experts is making its predictions for all of the nation's top leagues. After taking a look at Gonzaga and the best teams from the mid-major conferences (Atlantic 10, C-USA, Ivy, MAC, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, SoCon, Sun Belt and WCC), followed by Memphis, Houston and the AAC, we continue this week with the Big East Conference.
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Villanova vs. Penn odds, spread: 2021 college basketball picks, Dec. 1 predictions from proven computer model

No. 6 Villanova (4-2) and Pennsylvania (3-6) will battle it out in a non-conference matchup on Wednesday night. The Wildcats bounced back from their loss to No. 2 Purdue as they then blew out La Salle University 72-46 to get back into the win column. The Quakers have dropped two straight games. In their last matchup, they fell to No. 10 Arkansas 76-60.
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Three takeaways from Syracuse’s 67-53 loss to Villanova

The Syracuse Orange men’s basketball team had their biggest challenge of the season tonight, playing against the No. 6 ranked Villanova Wildcats who are off to a 7-2 start after defeating Syracuse 67-53 inside Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night. Coming into this game, the Orange were on a two-game...
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Villanova heats up in 2nd half, defeats Syracuse basketball 67-53 in Jimmy V Classic

New York — For 20 minutes, the Syracuse Orange disrupted Villanova’s bevy of perimeter shooters. Syracuse held Villanova to 5-for-28 shooting from 3-point range to take a three-point halftime lead in Tuesday’s Jimmy V Classic, and for a while it felt like old times at Madison Square Garden as chants of “Let’s go Orange!” echoed throughout the World’s Most Famous Arena.
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The Sun’s Arizin: Give Brandon Slater The Ball

Happy Monday Nova Nation! With most of the Big 5 slate in the review mirror, Villanova is looking ahead to two big matchups this week: Syracuse and Baylor. ‘Cuse is a program that Nova certainly knows well from their days in the Big East, but they also now have former Wildcat Cole Swider in their starting lineup. Villanova should be favored to take down the Orange at MSG before traveling to Baylor this weekend for yet another non-conference Top 5 matchup in a true road scenario.
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‘The Holy War’: Men’s basketball takes lessons away from Villanova loss

The Villanova University Wildcats were firing on all cylinders Saturday when they defeated St. Joe’s, 81-52, while the usually reliable sharpshooters for the Hawks misfired badly, shooting 22% from three. Redshirt senior forward Taylor Funk and junior guard Jack Forrest combined to go 0-for-8 from deep. If that doesn’t...
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Villanova vs. Tennessee odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Nov. 20 predictions from proven model

The 2021 Cheez-It Hall of Fame Tip-Off headlines a jam-packed slate of college basketball action on Saturday. In the first game of the event, the No. 5 Villanova Wildcats face the No. 17 Tennessee Volunteers. Villanova is 2-1 this season with its only loss coming in overtime on the road against second-ranked UCLA. Tennessee is 2-0 to begin the 2021-22 campaign.
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How To Watch No. 6 Purdue's Basketball Game With No. 5 Villanova on Sunday

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One blueblood down and another one to go on Sunday for the No. 6-ranked Purdue Boilermakers in the Cheez-It Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament. The Boilers (4-0) defeated No. 19 North Carolina 93-84 in the semifinals of the best college basketball tournament in November on Saturday and now get No. 5 Villanova in the championship game on Sunday. The Wildcats beat No. 17 Tennessee in the other semifinal. It was Purdue's first win over UNC since 1974, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Tar Heels. Purdue is now 3-8 all-time against North Carolina.
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Villanova Basketball Game Preview: No. 2 UCLA Bruins

The No. 4-ranked Villanova Wildcats are set to take on the No. 2-ranked UCLA Bruins on Friday night in Los Angeles. Both teams are coming off impressive opening night tune-up games as ‘Nova took down Mount Saint Mary’s with ease, and Mick Cronin’s group dominated CSU Bakersfield. Scouting the Bruins.
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Women's Basketball to Open BIG EAST Play Friday at Providence

Villanova will open-up the BIG EAST portion of its schedule on Friday, Dec. 3, with a road game at Providence. The Wildcats enter play with a 3-3 overall record, while the Friars are 3-4 on the season. Tip-off at Alumni Hall is set for 7 p.m. The Wildcats lead the...
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Villanova vs. Mount St. Mary's odds, line: 2021 college basketball picks, Nov. 9 predictions from proven model

The Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers face an intriguing test in the opener of the 2021-22 college basketball season. Mount St. Mary's visits the highly-ranked Villanova Wildcats in the season opener for both sides, with Jay Wright's team returning a loaded group this season. Villanova was 18-7 last season on the way to a Sweet 16 appearance. Mount St. Mary's posted a 12-11 mark during the 2021-22 campaign and a 1-4 nonconference record.
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