Villanova Rumors & News

  • Villanova forward Tim Delaney to have hip surgery

    CSN Philly "Villanova freshman forward Tim Delaney will undergo hip surgery next week to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, the school announced Friday. There is no current timeline for his return. “I’m disappointed for Tim,” Wildcats head coach Jay Wright said in a statement. " October 09

  • Dylan Painter verbally commits to Villanova to play basketball

    Penn Live "Using his Twitter account as his voice, Hershey’s Dylan Painter verbally committed to join Villanova’s men’s basketball program mere moments ago. Painter selected Jay Wright’s Wildcats over Penn State, Xavier, George Washington, North Carolina State, Rhode Island and Saint..." September 16

  • Villanova Graduate Transfer G Dylan Ennis Commits To Oregon

    College Spun "Dylan Ennis, who announced following Villanova’s season that he is transferring out of the program, has committed to Oregon, according to’s Evan Daniels. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound guard is graduating from Villanova and will be eligible to play immediately in 2015-16. He has one year of..." May 06

  • Report: Fordham guard Eric Paschall transferring to Villanova

    CSN Philly "Villanova is about to add another talented guard. According to Adam Zagoria of, Eric Paschall, the reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, has decided to transfer from Fordham to Villanova. He was also considering Providence, Florida and Kansas. The 6-foot-6, 205-pound Paschall..." April 23

  • Villanova transfer Dylan Ennis lists Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon as finalists

    The Champaign Room "According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, Villanova graduate transfer Dylan Ennis has narrowed his list to Illinois, Baylor, and Oregon; the news comes after an extended face-to-face meeting with John Groce back on April 9th. The former Lake Forest Academy standout averaged 9.9 points, 3.7 rebounds, and..." April 23

  • Eric Paschall Cuts List to Five, Providence and Villanova Make It

    Big East Coast Bias "Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year Eric Paschall got permission to contact more than a dozen schools following Fordham's firing of head coach Tom Pecora. The 6'6 freshman announced on his Twitter page that he is down to 5 schools, including staying at Fordham. Two Big East schools made the cut as well..." April 15

  • Dylan Ennis to transfer from Villanova

    College Basketball Talk "Villanova announced on Thursday morning that Dylan Ennis will be transferring out of the program. “Dylan has chosen to play his final season in another program,” stated Villanova head coach Jay Wright. “We’re proud that Dylan will graduate in May with a degree in Communications and appreciate..." April 02

  • Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested "With all the open head coaching jobs open in college basketball, one would think a school might reach out to Villanova’s Jay Wright, who has been mentioned in connection with one job or another seemingly every year. And it happened again this year according to a report. On Tuesday, Seth..." April 01

  • Villanova star JayVaughn Pinkston accused of violating probation

    The Times Herald "Villanova Wildcats star JayVaughn Pinkston has been called to the court ― the court of law, that is ― for allegedly violating the terms of a special probationary program he entered nearly two years ago in connection with an alleged 2010 assault in Upper Merion. On Friday, Montgomery County..." March 01

  • Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs ejected for striking Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono

    SI "Seton Hall's Sterling Gibbs was ejected for punching Villanova's Ryan Arcidiacono during the Pirates' 80-54 loss on Monday night. In the second half of the game, Gibbs was called for a flagrant foul for this elbow to Arcidiacono's head while fighting for a loose ball. " February 17

  • 2015 McDonald’s All-American rosters announced

    College Basketball Talk "Rosters for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game were announced on Wednesday and the game is headlined by nine uncommitted players out of the game’s 24 roster spots. Duke and LSU currently have the most commitments in the game with two each, but that number is sure to change once the uncommitted..." January 29

  • Nova unanimous pick to win Big East; Smith-Rivera Player of the Year

    CBS Sports "No surprise, but it's official: Villanova is the across-the-board pick to take the Big East. The Wildcats, who earned a No. 2 seed last season and went 29-5, bring back almost everyone and are in a conference that's certainly in some flux. Given how well Nova played a season ago, they were..." October 22

  • Jalen Brunson commits to Villanova

    The Champaign Room "Jalen Brunson, the top Point Guard in the class of 2015, has given a verbal commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. Jalen Brunson, the top Point Guard in the class of 2015, has given a verbal commitment to Jay Wright and the Villanova Wildcats. As a junior at Stevenson high..." September 10

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Nova didn't save best for last "Standing in a hallway outside a morose Villanova locker room well past midnight Saturday, coach Jay Wright referenced the two most important stretches of the game that ended his team's season. First, there was the 11 1/2-minute span when Villanova failed to make a field goal, despite a pair of..." March 24

  • UConn Tops Villanova, 77-65

    Hartford Courant "Throughout the season, the Huskies have shown mental toughness. At times, they've shown physical toughness. But it's March now and the UConn men's basketball team is showing the most important kind of mettle — tournament toughness. The Huskies, after a staggering start, dominated Villanova —..." March 23

  • 'Nova starts slowly, pulls past Wis-Milwaukee in second half for 73-53 win "Villa came out for its first game in the 2014 NCAA tournament with the type of ragged offense that promised to make its contest against 15th-seeded Wisconsin-Milwaukee a far more dramatic event that the Wildcats would like. But the No. 2 seed Wildcats showed a better shooting eye Thursday night..." March 21

  • Villanova's Bell not worried about shooting slump "JAMES BELL, Villanova's only 4-year senior, is the place where it all starts. On a team that gets leadership from many sources, he is the unquestioned man. But scoring has never defined him. He won't allow it. Neither will the rest of the Wildcats. The last six games, as he approached his..." March 19

  • Seton Hall 64, Villanova 63

    ProSportsDaily "Sterling Gibbs buried a step-back jumper at the buzzer as the Pirates stunned the top-seeded Wildcats in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in New York. Gibbs got the ball at the top of the key following a timeout and made one move before stepping back and earning the final two of his..." March 14

  • Seton Hall's upset of No. 3 Villanova fueled by play of Gene Teague down low

    Newark Star-Ledger "The first thing Eugene Teague did when he walked off the floor, was grab a bottle of Gatorade. Seton Hall’s senior big man pounded two bottles of the drink before he even left the locker room to walk to the interview room. Opened one, downed it in about three gulps and then reached for another..." March 14

  • Teams are different, but Big East passion remains

    New York Post "It’s called the “Fu Effect,” named for the impact Seton Hall senior forward Fuquan Edwin can have on a game. It could be bouncing around during pregame warm-ups to get himself and his teammates amped. Or it could be something like he did Wednesday night against Butler in the first round of the Big..." March 13

  • Villanova 77, Georgetown 59

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard led the way with 19 points as the host Wildcats cruised in the regular-season finale for both Big East teams. JayVaughn Pinkston chipped in 13 points and a team-high seven rebounds for Villanova (28-3, 16-2), which won for the 12th time in 13 games, including Thursday's win over..." March 09

  • XU keeps up without Stainbrook, can't seal deal

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Semaj Christon's layup pulled Xavier within three points of No. 6 Villanova with 21 seconds left Thursday night, but the Musketeers came no closer in a 77-70 loss before a standing room only crowd of 10,340 at Cintas Center. Josh Hart buried two free throws at the 19.4-second mark and James..." March 07

  • Big East tourney depleted, but maybe more interesting

    New York Post "It’s still the Big East Tournament. It’s still Madison Square Garden. Is it the same? A lot has changed in the year since the members of the Big East last congregated for March Madness in Midtown. But what the conference has lost in star power with Connecticut (American Athletic), Syracuse..." March 07

  • Villanova 77, Xavier 70

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard II scored 19 points to lead the visiting Wildcats to their first outright Big East regular-season title since 1982. JayVaughn Pinkston added 15 points for Villanova (27-3, 15-2), which won its fifth straight game. James Bell recorded 12 points to go over 1,000 in his career..." March 07

  • Villanova 73, Marquette 56

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard II poured in a career-high 26 points as the host Wildcats swept the season series from the Golden Eagles. By virtue of its 10th win in 11 games, Villanova (26-3, 14-2 Big East) set a new school record for victories and handed Marquette (17-12, 9-7) a humbling loss in a game that..." March 02

  • Villanova 67, Butler 48

    ProSportsDaily "James Bell and Darrun Hilliard II scored 11 points apiece as the Wildcats soared past the visiting Bulldogs in Big East play. Josh Hart contributed eight points and eight rebounds as Villanova (25-3, 13-2) won for the ninth time in 10 games. The victory moves the Wildcats into a first-place tie..." February 27

  • Villanova 57, St. John's 54

    ProSportsDaily "Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points as the Wildcats snapped the visiting Red Storm's six-game winning streak. Ryan Arcidiacono hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with just over 3 1/2 minutes to play and finished with 12 points as Villanova (24-3, 12-2 Big East) won for the eighth time in nine games and..." February 23

  • Hometown ‘prince’ Rysheed Jordan leads Storm into Philly

    New York Post "If his freshman year up to this point is any indication, Rysheed Jordan will put on a show Saturday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center in his return to the City of Brotherly Love. The dynamic 6-foot-4 point guard from Philadelphia, nicknamed “The Prince of North Philly,” has been at his best..." February 22

  • This year, the Big East tourney means so much more

    New York Post "For 30 years the Big East Tournament grew into a week-long spectacle on 33rd Street that became a commercial and competitive success. It featured the best basketball conference for many of those years and winning the Big East Tournament championship was a prize that said you can’t become the..." February 20

  • Wednesday Tip-Off: How good is Villanova, really?

    USA Today "Villanova has only lost to two teams this season. One of those teams is the No. 1 team in the country. The other team, Big East foe Creighton, dismantled the Wildcats twice and made them look as vulnerable as ever. Then Jay Wright's scrappy group goes on the road and clips a Providence team..." February 19

  • Villanova tops Providence in double OT "Villanova coach Jay Wright freely admits that he's still trying to get over the 21-point loss that Creighton handed his team Sunday. Fortunately for Wright, his players stayed in the moment Tuesday night through regulation and two overtimes against Providence. Playing their third road game in..." February 19

  • Wright, Villanova hope to rebound against Providence "Jay Wright's mantra at Villanova always is "next game," and maybe that's a good thing for the Wildcats, to put another gruesome loss against Creighton in the rearview mirror. The Cats take on Providence on Tuesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center in their third consecutive road game. It comes..." February 18

  • Doug McDermott 'incredible' as Jays crush No. 6 'Nova

    Omaha World-Herald "Passing Larry Bird on the all-time scoring chart is one thing but what Doug McDermott really cherished about Sunday was that his Creighton team moved ahead of Villanova in the Big East standings. The 18th-ranked Bluejays combined another virtuoso performance by McDermott with big-time..." February 17

  • Villanova routs DePaul, 87-62 "While Villanova was ranked No. 6 heading into Wednesday's game and taking on a DePaul team in flux, coach Jay Wright didn't want his team looking ahead to its next two games, at Creighton and Providence. "We have leaders, and we constantly talk to them about one game at a time," Wright..." February 13

  • Philly teams on outside, looking in "Even with Selection Sunday five weeks away, there's never a bad time to check two popular mock brackets to see where our locals stand. Sadly, unless someone in the group makes a spectacular run through a conference tournament (or in Penn's case, sweep the Ivy League and hope for Harvard to fall),..." February 08

  • Seton Hall drubbed by No. 6 Villanova, 70-53, as losing streak at Wildcats continues

    Newark Star-Ledger "In the hallway of The Pavilion, the mini-party line weaved its way off of the main court and into the home head coach's locker room. Villanova's Jay Wright had just won his 400th career game, in a 70-53 drubbing over Seton Hall and led a caravan of friends, high-profile recruits and school..." February 08

  • Wildcats' rout gives Wright his 400th win "A MONTH AGO, Villanova beat Seton Hall by 16 in North Jersey. So what made you think that last night's matchup at the Pavilion would be much different? Well, maybe that was before the Wildcats went out and played the first 15 minutes more like they were the country's 206th-ranked team..." February 08

  • Villanova improves to 20-2 with 81-58 win over Xavier "VILLANOVA'S basketball team won 20 games last season, after losing 19 the year before that. Last night at the Pavilion, the team that just moved up three spots in the rankings to sixth improved to 20-2 by beating Xavier, 81-58. The Wildcats still have nine more games left before the Big East..." February 04

  • Villanova tops Temple to win Big Five title "They've been playing Big Five games for almost six decades, and any coach who has participated in any of these normally pitched battles will tell you that it's almost impossible to have a single one-sided contest per year against a city opponent, much less four. But Villanova cut through its..." February 02

  • Georgetown men’s basketball is edged by Villanova for fifth straight defeat

    Washington Post "While the Georgetown men’s basketball team welcomed back guard Jabril Trawick ahead of schedule, the Hoyas had to scramble without their second center when Moses Ayegba was forced to sit out Monday night’s 65-60 loss to ninth-ranked Villanova in front of 11,204 at Verizon Center. Ayegba was..." January 28

  • Villanova tops Marquette in overtime "Ryan Arcidiacono was one cool Cat down the stretch. The sophomore point guard scored and passed for six key points in overtime as Villanova escaped with a 94-85 victory over Marquette at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Marquette's Todd Mayo scored 10 points in the last 54 seconds of..." January 25

  • Three-mendous: Creighton blows out No. 4 Villanova

    Omaha World-Herald "The shooting display Creighton unleashed Monday night on the country's fourth-ranked team was outlandish even by its own lofty standards. The Bluejays made their first nine shots from beyond the arc and finished with a program-record 21 3-point baskets in dismantling Villanova 96-68 before..." January 21

  • Creighton hits Big East record 22 treys in win over ’Nova

    New York Post "Omaha isn’t just known as a Peyton Manning audible anymore. The Nebraska city is also home to the Big East leader nearly one-third of the way into the conference season, and the league’s all-time record-holder in 3-pointers made in a regular-season game. Monday night was a coming-out party..." January 21

  • College Basketball Talk’s Latest Top 25

    College Basketball Talk "Last week, the thing I got the most heat about in these rankings were where I had Syracuse situated: sitting at No. 3, sitting directly behind a Michigan State team that has a loss to a North Carolina team that the Orange have already beaten. So I figured this week I would explain my reasoning..." January 20

  • Villanova rolls to win over DePaul "Villanova center Daniel Ochefu has been a steady contributor at the defensive end and on the boards for the Wildcats when he hasn't been battling foul trouble. But when the 6-foot-11 sophomore stays on the court and shows the comfort level he exhibited Saturday at the offensive end in the..." January 19

  • No. 8 Villanova lone Big East team ranked in top 20

    New York Daily News "Villanova will go through this first season of the reimagined Big East with a bull’s-eye on its back. The Wildcats are the only team in the conference that is nationally ranked (No. 8) and thus the best opportunity other Big East teams have to improve their NCAA Tournament profile with a..." January 17