Villanova Rumors & News

  • 4-star recruit Cole Swider announces commitment to Villanova

    Philly.com "Villanova picked up its second four-star high school player for its freshman class of 2018 on Friday when 6-foot-8 forward Cole Swider announced at a press conference that he had committed to the Wildcats. Swider, who attends St. Andrews School in Barrington, R.I., chose Villanova over his..." June 30

  • Villanova lands 2018 4-star Brandon Slater

    Fanrag Sports "Class of 2018 4-star guard Brandon Slater announced on Wednesday night that he has committed to the Villanova Wildcats, according to Scout. Slater is the top-rated player in the state of Virginia in the 2018 recruiting cycle. A consensus top-40 player, the 6-foot-6, 180-pound Slater hails from..." May 25

  • Villanova's Brunson not testing draft waters

    Philly.com "Villanova point guard Jalen Brunson announced Thursday that he will return to the team next season and not enter this year's NBA draft. Brunson, finishing his sophomore year, made his decision after he and his parents met this week with Wildcats coach Jay Wright. “Jalen is an outstanding..." April 20

  • Villanova's Josh Hart wins Julius Erving Award for top small forward

    Philly.com "Senior Josh Hart of Villanova was named Friday night as the winner of the 2016-17 Julius Erving Award as the nation’s outstanding small forward in college basketball. The 6-foot-5 ½ Hart, the Big East player of the year and a first-team All-America, received the award from Erving, the former..." April 08

  • Hayes, Wisconsin derail defending champ Villanova

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Down goes 'Nova. Nigel Hayes scored 19 points and made the winning layup with 11.4 seconds remaining as No. 8 seed Wisconsin upset defending champion Villanova 65-62 on Saturday in an NCAA Tournament second-round game at KeyBank Center. "Seeds don't matter," Wisconsin..." March 18

  • After slow start, No. 1 Villanova KOs Mount St. Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Villanova fitted Mount St. Mary's for the rarest of Cinderella slippers before beginning its national title defense in earnest. The 16th-seeded Mountaineers held the NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed scoreless for the first 10 possessions and teased the ultimate upset..." March 16

  • Plenty of Hart helps No. 2 Villanova win Big East title

    The Sports Xchange "Cutting down nets is becoming a common practice for Villanova. One season after winning the national championship, the Wildcats responded with a Big East regular-season title for the fourth straight year capped by their second conference tournament championship in three years. Josh..." March 11

  • Villanova holds off Seton Hall

    The Sports Xchange "Villanova was reeling and possibly on the verge of being eliminated by Seton Hall for the second consecutive year in the Big East tournament. Josh Hart simply wouldn't allow it to happen. Hart had 19 points and 10 rebounds, including the winning three-point play with 9.6 seconds..." March 10

  • DiVincenzo, Jenkins fuel No. 2 Villanova in rout

    The Sports Xchange "Donte DiVincenzo never planned to set a career-high with 25 points. It just happened within the flow of the game. Still, DiVincenzo's impressive performance carried second-ranked Villanova to a commanding 108-67 victory over St. John's in the quarterfinal round of the Big East tournament..." March 09

  • No. 2 Villanova dominates reeling Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Some might suggest telling a lie in the nation's capital is the norm. Josh Hart's fib following the final regular season game in his hometown won't lead to scandal. Besides, the Villanova senior's wry smile before answering a question about the game's meaning shortly..." March 04

  • No. 2 Villanova clinches Big East regular season title

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. -- When the final buzzer sounded, the sellout crowd of 6,500 stood and applauded as Villanova celebrated a fourth consecutive Big East regular season championship. Yet the second-ranked Wildcats are far from being satisfied this season. Eric Paschall scored 19 points,..." February 25