Big East RUMORS & NEWS

  • Villanova’s Josh Hart will return for one more season

    SI "Villanova guard Josh Hart will return for his senior season, he announced Tuesday. Hart was an integral part of the Wildcats’ national championship team from last season. After spending two years on the bench, Hart moved to the starting lineup for his junior season, averaging 15.5 points, 6.8..." May 25

  • Isaiah Whitehead officially leaving Seton Hall for NBA Draft

    Newark Star-Ledger "After weeks of speculation, news finally broke on Tuesday night regarding Isaiah Whitehead's basketball future. The sophomore star is going pro. Whitehead tweeted on Tuesday night that he had decided forgo his final two years of eligibility at Seton Hall to enter the NBA Draft. Adrian..." May 25

  • Trevon Bluiett to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Xavier

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier's Trevon Bluiett said he will withdraw from the NBA Draft and return to the Musketeers for his junior season, ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman reported via Twitter on Monday afternoon. The Enquirer's Shannon Russell reported in late March that Bluiett and red-shirt junior Jalen Reynolds would..." May 23

  • Providence potential first-rounder Ben Bentil staying in 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence forward Ben Bentil is off to the NBA for good. Bentil has decided to keep his name in the NBA Draft, he announced in an Instagram post on Sunday. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 21.7 points and 7.7 rebounds this season, and had previously been testing his draft stock under the..." May 23

  • Villanova's Wright: Underclassmen should be allowed to hire agents

    SI "Villanova head coach Jay Wright would like for the rules to change so that underclassmen can retain agents as they determine whether or not they would like to stay in the NBA draft, ESPN's Andy Katz reports. “One of the things we've learned through this process is that [the player] needs an..." May 20

  • Butler coach Chris Holtmann agrees to extension through 2022

    SI "Butler coach Chris Holtmann has agreed to a contract extension through 2022, the university announced Wednesday. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Holtmann has posted a 45–22 record in his two seasons at the helm of Butler’s program, while leading the Bulldogs to two..." May 19

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead to make NBA Draft decision on May 19

    Newark Star-Ledger "The deadline to withdraw from the NBA Draft is May 25. But Seton Hall fans will know the fate of star sophomore guard Isaiah Whitehead on May 19. Whitehead tweeted on Sunday that he would be making his NBA Draft decision on Thursday, May 19." May 16

  • Former Marquette standout Henry Ellenson skips on-court activities

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After not making an appearance at the NBA draft combine Thursday, Henry Ellenson arrived for his media session Friday looking perfectly relaxed. He wore NBA-issued sweats, had a backpack given to him at the combine with the tags still on it, and his hair was grown out just long enough to give..." May 15

  • Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead '100 Percent' Gone With First-Round Guarantee

    sny.tv "Isaiah Whitehead hasn't formally signed with an agent and has until May 25 to return to school, but the Seton Hall sophomore guard says he's "100 percent" gone if he gets a promise to be chosen in the first round of next month's NBA Draft. "Oh yeah, 100 percent," Whitehead said Thursday at the..." May 13

  • Xavier transfer Makinde London lands at Chattanooga

    Banners on the Parkway "Makinde's stated reason for transferring was to get closer to home, and good on the lad, because he's done just that. Chattanooga was a program on the rise under Will Wade, who jumped ship for the VCU job when it came open, and has continued to be under the direction of Matt McCall. McCall..." May 11

  • George Washington transfer Paul Jorgensen commits to Butler

    Big East Coast Bias "The Butler Bulldogs landed a transfer on Wednesday, as it was reported that George Washington point guard Paul Jorgensen would be headed to Indianapolis. As the tweet notes, Jorgensen will have to sit out this season. He'll be eligible for 2017-18 and 2018-19. " May 11

  • Creighton's Mo Watson withdraws from NBA draft, will return for senior season

    The Score "Creighton received some good news Thursday, as guard Mo Watson announced he'll be back in the fold for another season. Watson told ESPN's Jeff Goodman that he'll withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to the Blue Jays for his senior year. " May 05

  • Villanova's Phil Booth out 6-8 weeks following knee surgery

    The Score "Villanova guard Phil Booth will miss the next six-to-eight weeks after he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday afternoon, the team announced Thursday. Booth is coming off a sophomore season in which he helped Villanova capture its first national championship since 1985. In..." May 05

  • Kris Jenkins announces he will return to Villanova

    NCAA "Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins has withdrawn his name from the 2016 National Basketball Association Draft and will return to the Wildcats for his senior season in 2016-17, it was announced Monday. “It was a great experience for me to go through this process,” stated Jenkins. “I’m looking..." May 03

  • Alpha Diallo commits to Providence

    Scout "2016 wing Alpha Diallo verbally committed to Providence on Tuesday, according to Wolfeboro (N.H.) Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith. " April 26

  • N-G star Cosby-Roundtree commits to Villanova

    Philly.com "Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree, a 6-foot-8 center at Neumann-Goretti, has committed to play for NCAA tournament champion Villanova. The 215-pound junior and his mother, Ayesha, visited Villanova on Thursday night. "They showed me that the school will be a home away from home for me," he said. "And I..." April 23

  • Georgetown's Bradley Hayes granted fifth year of eligibility

    Big East Coast Bias "Friday night, the Georgetown basketball team gathered for their yearly postseason banquet. Things were going according to the status quo at first, and then Bradley Hayes dropped a bombshell." April 23

  • Marquette's Wally Ellenson leaving basketball team

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Wally Ellenson, a 6-foot-6 redshirt junior guard, will not be a part of the Marquette men's basketball team next season, the program confirmed on Thursday. A dual-sport athlete in basketball and track and field — Ellenson is a four-time All-American in the high jump — he has one season of..." April 22

  • Justin Simon transferring to St. John's

    SI "Arizona guard Justin Simon will transfer to St. John’s, the school announced Thursday." April 22

  • Report: Ex-Hoosier Holt to play at Providence

    CSN Chicago "Former Indiana Hoosier Emmitt Holt has reportedly found a new home at Providence. Holt spent the past season at a junior college following his dismissal from the Indiana program last summer. Holt was dismissed after he was cited for underage possession of alcohol last August, nearly a year..." April 20

  • Spartans' Marvin Clark Jr. transfers to St. John's

    Detroit Free Press "Michigan State forward Marvin Clark Jr. has transferred to St. John's, the Red Storm announced this morning. Under NCAA rules, he will have to sit out next season, then have two years of eligibility remaining. Clark announced his intention to transfer last month. “We are glad Marvin has..." April 20

  • Butler lands Memphis transfer Avery Woodson

    Indianapolis Star "Butler has landed a coveted — and needed — graduate transfer. Memphis' Avery Woodson has committed to Butler, IndyStar has confirmed. He'll be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer and provides the Bulldogs needed experience and production in the backcourt. Woodson averaged 9.6..." April 19

  • Robert Morris star Rodney Pryor transferring to Georgetown

    The Score "One of the top players on the transfer market is going to the Big East. Former Robert Morris star guard Rodney Pryor is heading to Georgetown as a graduate transfer, reports Adam Zagoria of SportsNet New York. Pryor will be eligible to play for the Hoyas immediately. Pryor had been touring..." April 19

  • Report: Jalen Reynolds hires agent

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jalen Reynolds revealed in March that he would be testing the NBA draft waters without hiring an agent, thus preserving his final year of eligibility in the event he wanted to return to Xavier. It appears that that ship has sailed. Per a report by Shams Charania, Reynolds has hired..." April 19

  • Kris Jenkins confirms he's returning to Villanova for senior season

    VU Hoops "Some excellent news to start your Friday, and a big H/T to reader Wildcat19 for unearthing this interview from the Big 5 banquet earlier in the week. Villanova Wildcats hero Kris Jenkins confirmed he will definitely be returning to the Main Line next season after deciding to go through the pre-NBA..." April 15

  • Xavier extends Chris Mack's contract through 2021-22

    The Score "Xavier and Chris Mack have agreed on a contract extension to keep the head coach with the program through the 2021-22 season. The deal adds an extra year to Mack's current contract. "We are proud of what this team achieved this season but are not satisfied," Mack said. "We have lofty goals for..." April 14

  • Xavier's Austin to transfer in search of playing time

    Cincinnati Enquirer "On the heels of Makinde London's decision to transfer, Xavier announced sophomore Larry Austin Jr. also will leave the program to play elsewhere. "Larry stated to us that he has a desire to transfer with a hope of getting more playing time," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "We appreciate Larry’s..." April 14

  • Georgetown lands commitment from Gheorge Muresan’s son, George

    College Basketball Talk "George Muresan committed to Georgetown on Wednesday, where he will enroll in the basketball program as a walk-on, his high school, St. Andrew’s announced. You can probably guess who his father is: Gheorge Muresan, the 7-foot-7 Romanian center that once averaged 14.5 points in a season for the..." April 14

  • Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, according to AAU coach

    Syracuse.com "Former Syracuse point guard Kaleb Joseph will transfer to Creighton next season, his former AAU coach Vin Pastore said in a text message. The Bluejays, who play in the Big East Conference, serve as a strong landing spot for Joseph, who went from full-time starter to benched during his sophomore..." April 11

  • North Carolina fan starts petition to get national championship game overturned

    Larry Brown Sports "The NCAA Tournament national championship game may have taken place on Monday, but North Carolina fans still are not over the loss days later. In fact, one started a petition to try getting the championship game overturned on account of the referees. Here is the mission for the petition, which..." April 09

  • UNLV's Chris Obekpa declares for NBA Draft, has option to return

    Mountain West Connection "UNLV is losing players left and right to transfer and the NBA Draft and the fourth Rebel to declare for the draft to do so is forward Chris Obekpa, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Obekpa did not hire an agent so he has until May 25 to return to UNLV. He also has not played a single minute for..." April 08

  • Jay Wright: 'I plan to stay at Villanova'

    ESPN "Villanova coach Jay Wright said he doesn't intend to leave the school for an NBA job, but the national-championship-winning coach also said he is cautious to never say never. In an exclusive interview with ESPN.com, Wright said that despite speculation to the contrary, he has not been offered..." April 08

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    Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

    Former St. John's big man Chris Obekpa, who sat out at UNLV this past year, will declare for the NBA Draft without agent, source told ESPN.

  • Phoenix Suns targeting Villanova's Jay Wright for head coaching job

    VU Hoops "This isn't the first time in recent years we've heard Wright associated with open head coaching jobs, with both high-major colleges and the Philadelphia 76ers routinely being interested in him. That part is totally fine. He's one of the best coaches in the college game and fresh off a National..." April 07

  • Villanova's Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins to test NBA draft waters

    The Score "Riding high after a thrilling national championship victory, two of Villanova's top players are set to test their NBA draft stocks. Guard Josh Hart and forward Kris Jenkins revealed Wednesday that they'll declare for the draft. Neither player will hire an agent, allowing them both to withdraw..." April 07

  • Geraldo Rivera Thinks Villanova Beat The Carolina Panthers In National Championship

    Daily Snark "Geraldo Rivera is an well known and very good attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. One thing he is not so good at? Tweeting. Late Monday night, while likely intoxicated, Rivera sent out this tweet, stating that the Carolina Panthers (yes the NFL team) didn’t “lose” the NCAA Men’s..." April 05

  • Nova: Final Play never works in Practice

    USA Today "Bewildered and buried in confetti, Ryan Arcidiacono looked every which way for one particular person. “Where’s Coach?” he asked, to no one and everyone at the same time. Someone pointed over Arcidiacono’s right shoulder, at the man in the navy pinstriped suit. The two locked eyes. “Coach,..." April 05

  • Has Jay Wright earned an NBA call-up?

    ESPN "Brad Stevens left in 2013 and has turned into the NBA's golden boy. Billy Donovan and Fred Hoiberg didn't pass up on opportunities a year ago. Could Jay Wright be next? Villanova's coach was always believed to be a candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers gig following his first Final Four..." April 05

  • Villanova rides buzzer-beater to national title

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It might be April, but March Madness prevailed to the very last second of the NCAA Tournament. Villanova junior guard Kris Jenkins hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to lift the Wildcats to a thrilling 77-74 victory over North Carolina in the national championship game Monday night at..." April 04

  • Jay Wright faces choice on NBA again

    Philly.com "The last time Jay Wright led Villanova to the Final Four, it took less than two months after that national semifinal loss to North Carolina for an NBA team to tempt him with the opportunity to become a head coach. The year was 2009. The team was the 76ers. Their president at the time was Ed..." April 04

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    Evan Daniels @EvanDaniels

    Markus Howard has verbally committed to Marquette. 5-11 combo guard that shoots it well.

  • Jay Wright Named 2016 Naismith Men's College Basketball Coach of the Year

    Bleacher Report "Villanova Wildcats head coach Jay Wright has had a pretty good weekend. First, his team advanced to the national championship on Saturday. On Sunday, he won the Naismith Men's College Basketball Coach of the Year Award, per Ryan Aber of the Oklahoman. " April 03

  • UNC opens as 2-point favorite vs. Villanova at multiple sportsbooks

    ESPN "North Carolina opened as a small favorite over Villanova in Monday's national championship game at NRG Stadium in Houston. The Tar Heels were installed as consensus two-point favorites over the Wildcats at multiple Las Vegas sportsbooks. Sportsbook operator CG Technology opened North Carolina..." April 03

  • Villanova annihilates Oklahoma to reach title game

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Villanova flipped the script by slapping Oklahoma with the biggest blowout in the history of the Final Four. Guard Josh Hart scored 23 points, leading the Wildcats' 71.4 percent shooting from the field in a 95-51 rout of the Sooners in an NCAA Tournament semifinal on Saturday..." April 02

  • Jays point guard Maurice Watson declares for NBA draft, says he’ll likely return

    Omaha World-Herald "Maurice Watson figures the offer is too good to pass up. The Creighton junior guard plans to declare for the NBA draft, but will retain the option to return to school because he isn’t hiring an agent. Watson said Wednesday night that his chances of wearing a Creighton jersey next season “are..." March 31

  • 'GQ Jay' Wright's suit game is strong; his players, coaches try to keep pace

    USA Today "The best-dressed man in college basketball isn’t hard to find. Just follow the pocket squares. “It’s GQ Jay,” Villanova junior Josh Hart says, “What you going to say?” Sure, it’s no secret that Wildcats coach Jay Wright is an incredibly fashionable dresser. He doesn’t like to go into..." March 31

  • Xavier's Macura pulled down pants in Oakley bar

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier University basketball player J.P. Macura faces misdemeanor charges after court documents say he "did knowingly pull his pants down" in an Oakley bar early Thursday morning. The incident happened at R.P. McMurphy's Irish Pub on Wasson Road. Court documents say several people were present..." March 31

  • Isaiah Whitehead declares, will not hire an agent

    Big East Coast Bias "The 2016 NBA Draft features new rules that allow for any and all players to test the waters to see where they stand with the option to head back to college if they do not think that their draft prospects will lead to selection amongst the 60 picks given out each year. Already, the Big East has..." March 31

  • Providence coach Ed Cooley receives contract extension

    Big East Coast Bias "After leading Providence to three straight NCAA tournament appearances, and coaching the school to their first win in said tournament since 1997, it was only a matter of time before Ed Cooley received a contract extension. On Tuesday, that time was here, as Cooley was signed to a "long-term..." March 30

  • Xavier's Bluiett will test NBA draft waters; Sumner will not

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Xavier sophomore Trevon Bluiett will test the NBA draft waters without hiring representation and teammate Edmond Sumner made clear he's not exploring that option just yet. Bluiett, who led Xavier in scoring with 15.1 points per game and earned All-Big East First Team honors, is not listed as a..." March 29

  • Final Four sets up clash of styles, storylines

    SI "This week, the NCAA will punish North Carolina and Syracuse for scandals by asking them to miss at least two more days of class to focus on basketball. Not playing basketball. Promoting basketball. There are open practices to hold, and of course there are press conferences to conduct, during..." March 28

  • Villanova uses hot shooting to advance past Miami

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- So how does one explain a team shooting nearly 20 percent above its norm from 3-point range in its most pressurized games of the season? Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono has a reason. "I think we're taking better shots," he said. "We're taking what the defense gives..." March 24

  • Providence forward Ben Bentil to test NBA Draft waters

    CBS Sports "Bentil is currently ranked as the No. 39 prospect on the CBS Sports NBA Draft Big Board. He averaged 21.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per game for a Friar team that lost in the second round to North Carolina over the weekend. From an NBA standpoint, there is a lot to like about what Bentil brings..." March 23

  • BYU 88, Creighton 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Zac Seljaas made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Brigham Young post an 88-82 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Provo, Utah, and advances into the NIT semifinals for the second time in four seasons. Junior forward Kyle Davis scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting,..." March 23

  • Providence guard Kris Dunn will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft

    CBS Sports "Providence's Kris Dunn will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, sources told CBS Sports. The junior guard is expected to be a top-five pick. The 6-foot-4 Dunn averaged 16.4 points, 6.2 assists, and 5.3 rebounds this past season. The Friars went 23-10 this past season and lost to North..." March 22

  • Jay Wright's bond with guard Ryan Arcidiacono one key to Villanova's success

    USA Today "The hug lasted seemingly forever, and no words needed to be exchanged. After coach Jay Wright subbed his senior guard, Ryan Arcidiacono, out one last time in the final seconds of Villanova’s win against Iowa on Sunday, which secured Arcidiacono’s first Sweet 16 berth, the two embraced and held..." March 21

  • Koenig's buzzer-beater leads Wisconsin past Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Bronson Koenig had a simple instruction for teammate Ethan Happ as Wisconsin broke its huddle following a timeout with two seconds left Sunday night in a tie game. "If I'm open, pass me the ball," the Badgers junior guard said. Like any good freshman, Happ listened. Koenig..." March 21

  • Villanova back in Sweet 16 after rout of Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Villanova coach Jay Wright is finally over his NCAA Tournament sniffles. With a dominating 87-68 win over seventh-seeded Iowa in the South Regional on Sunday at the Barclays Center, second-seeded Villanova made it out of the second round of the tournament for the first time..." March 20

  • North Carolina rolls past Providence

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina turned tough again when it counted. The Tar Heels were steady down the stretch in a strong second half in advancing in the NCAA Tournament. Forward Brice Johnson scored 21 points and North Carolina clamped down on foul-plagued Providence to run away with..." March 20

  • Virginia goes on offensive, downs Butler

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Virginia's offense can carry the Cavaliers, too. That's how it turned out when Virginia used stunningly efficient offense in a hot-shooting second half to overcome Butler 77-69 on Saturday night in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at PNC Arena. Virginia, which has..." March 20

  • Creighton 87, Wagner 54

    The Sports Xchange "Senior center Geoffrey Groselle scored 18 points on 7-of-7 shooting and collected nine rebounds to lead Creighton to an easy 87-54 victory over Wagner on Saturday in the second round of the NIT at Omaha, Neb. Junior forward Zach Hanson added 14 points for the fourth-seeded Bluejays (20-14),..." March 19

  • Xavier controls Weber State to advance

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Although 15th-seeded Weber State rallied to make things interesting for most of the second half, 2nd-seeded Xavier remained in control throughout its first round game in the NCAA Tournament's East Region. An 8-0 run late in the half finally ended the Wildcats' hopes of the day's..." March 19

  • Potential top-10 pick Henry Ellenson to declare for NBA draft

    Pro Basketball Talk "One player you won’t see in our NCAA Tournament draft-prospect watches: Henry Ellenson. His Marquette team didn’t qualify for the Big Dance. But the freshman big will factor in the 2016 NBA draft." March 18

  • Villanova rolls to easy victory over UNC Asheville

    The Sports Xchange "BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Daniel Ochefu returned to the Villanova starting lineup after being hampered by an ankle injury, scoring 17 points and pulling in 10 rebounds in the Wildcats' 86-56 win over UNC Asheville in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the Barclays Center on Friday. Villanova..." March 18

  • Gonzaga shuts down Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- Gonzaga needed a strong finish last week to keep its NCAA Tournament streak alive. The Bulldogs used dominating defensive Thursday to extend another run. Domantas Sabonis had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Kyle Wiltjer scored 13 and 11th-seeded Gonzaga beat sixth-seeded Seton Hall..." March 18

  • Providence survives to beat USC

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- So many things went wrong for Providence as the Friars tried to figure out a way to pull out a first-round victory in the NCAA Tournament. But the Friars were never out of chances and forward Rodney Bullock scored on a lay-in off an inbounds play with 1.4 seconds to play,..." March 18

  • Martin warms up to help Butler topple Texas Tech

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. - All Butler guard Kelan Martin needed was a little time to warm up in the NCAA Tournament. The sophomore guard didn't score until the Bulldogs really needed him and he came through Thursday afternoon at PNC Arena. All 11 of Martin's points came during a four-minute..." March 17

  • Creighton 72, Alabama 54

    The Sports Xchange "Creighton guard Maurice Watson Jr. scored 20 points, center Geoffrey Groselle had a double-double, and Creighton beat Alabama 72-54 in the opening round of the NIT in Omaha, Neb., on Tuesday night. Watson, the team's leading scorer at 14.2 points per game, made 8 of 13 shots from the field...." March 16

  • Seton Hall's Derrick Gordon the first openly gay player in NCAA tournament

    USA Today "Derrick Gordon just wanted to win and get back to the NCAA tournament. "That's all that matters, really," the senior guard told USA TODAY Sports last May when announcing his transfer as a graduate student to Seton Hall from UMass. Now that's where Gordon, the first openly gay Division I..." March 13

  • Seton Hall claims first title since 1993

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It had been 23 years since a Seton Hall player cut down the nets at Madison Square Garden, symbolic of winning the Big East Conference Tournament, so you could understand Isaiah Whitehead's concern. "I was scared I was going to fall," Whitehead admitted. Who could blame him..." March 12

  • Seton Hall earns semifinal win over No. 5 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Isaiah Whitehead and Khadeen Carrington, separated by just a few stops on the subway growing up in Brooklyn, had a pact that they would be responsible for putting Seton Hall back on the Big East Conference landscape. The sophomore guards took a major step in that resurgence,..." March 12

  • Ochefu inspires No. 3 Villanova's Big East semifinal win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Daniel Ochefu scored just eight points in 15 minutes, but he played a key role in No. 3 Villanova's 76-68 win over Providence in the semifinals of the Big East Tournament on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats (29-4) are headed to the title game for the second..." March 11

  • Xavier stymies Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The defensive effort that eluded No. 5 Xavier in its final three regular-season games returned in a 90-72 victory over Marquette on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. The Musketeers (27-4) held Marquette to 38.1 percent from the..." March 10

  • No. 3 Villanova turns to 3-pointer to take out Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With No. 3 Villanova struggling to get to the rim in its quarterfinal game against Georgetown in the Big East Tournament, the Wildcats relied on a tactic they seldom had success with this season. Villanova (28-4) shot 61.9 percent from 3-point range (13 of 21) to knock off the..." March 10

  • Rawle Alkins decides on his college choice tonight

    Rumble in the Garden "The long recruiting tale that has been St. John's pursuit of New York native Rawle Alkins is coming to an end - tonight! After more drama than The Bachelor, we will finally know who gets the signature on the LOI. According to Paul Biancardi, Rawle Alkins is ending his recruitment after only..." March 07

  • No. 5 Musaketeers survive late run by Bluejays

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Xavier coach Chris Mack wasn't as concerned with Creighton scoring 93 points on Saturday as he was about how it all transpired. In the end, the Musketeers will take the win and the sliver of momentum it provides them heading into the Big East Conference tournament...." March 05

  • No. 3 Villanova wins Big East title

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova celebrated its third consecutive Big East regular season title after beating Georgetown on Saturday, hoisting the trophy at center court of the Wells Fargo Center. The sellout crowd of 20,173 who stayed to cheer does not want it to be the last time Villanova..." March 05

  • Jenkins shoots No. 3 Villanova past Depaul

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins is selfish. That's by design. "He don't pass," Wildcats head coach Jay Wright said with a laugh. "Bottom line. He doesn't -- but we don't want him to." Not when the 6-foot-6, 240-pound wing forward is shooting the way he's..." March 01

  • Seton Hall knocks off No. 5 Xavier

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Seton Hall knocked off a top-5 team for only the sixth time in school history, turning back No. 5 Xavier with a wire-to-wire 90-81 win Sunday at the Prudential Center. The last time the Pirates (21-7, 11-5 Big East) defeated a highly ranked team was in 2014 when they thwarted..." February 28

  • No. 1 Villanova topples Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Still stinging from a loss to Xavier earlier in the week, the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats got back on track Saturday, pulling away from Marquette for an 89-79 victory over the Golden Eagles at the Bradley Center. Forward Kris Jenkins and guard Josh Hart led the way for the..." February 27

  • No. 5 Xavier takes down No. 1 Villanova

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- There was no court-storming on Wednesday night at Cintas Center following fifth-ranked Xavier's win over No. 1-ranked Villanova. And while the public address announcer encouraged fans to remain in their seats, there was a sense that the Musketeers' goals are bigger than beating..." February 24

  • No. 1 Villanova holds off Butler

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- On No. 1 Villanova's senior day, two juniors led the way. While a sold-out crowd at the Pavilion was there to honor five seniors in their second-to-last game at the suburban Philadelphia school's on-campus arena, junior forward Kris Jenkins and junior guard Josh Hart..." February 20

  • No. 8 Xavier cruises past Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It was a career-high scoring day for Xavier guard Edmond Sumner. And it was a very good day for the No. 8 Musketeers bench, which scored 32 points in an 88-70 victory on Saturday over host Georgetown in Big East Conference play. "He was a roadrunner out there," Xavier coach..." February 20

  • No. 1 Villanova 83 handles Temple

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The maroon-clad members of the crowd who stood for hours behind a metal fence before getting into Liacouras Center held out hope that they would see something special on Wednesday night. Maybe the Temple Owls could pull off another upset as they did earlier this season..." February 17

  • Davis' triple-double carries No. 8 Xavier past No. 23 Providence

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Myles Davis came to Xavier with the reputation of being a dead-eye perimeter shooter. The junior guard has since improved in every facet. On Wednesday night, he did it all. Davis recorded Xavier's first triple-double in four years, and guard Trevon Bluiett had a..." February 17

  • Georgetown's Bradley Hayes out indefinitely with broken hand

    Fox Sports "Georgetown's struggles continued on Saturday afternoon, as the school announced that senior center Bradley Hayes is out indefinitely with a broken left hand he suffered during practice earlier this week. “It is a blow to our team, but I’m very disappointed for Bradley because of the heard work..." February 16