Villanova Rumors & News

  • No. 2 Villanova defeats Penn for 14th straight time

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Kris Jenkins won last year's national championship for Villanova with one of the biggest 3-pointers in NCAA history. And he's far from finished setting records. Jenkins scored 22 points, going over 1,000 for his career, while Josh Hart had 12 points and nine assists,..." November 29

  • Villanova takes care of College of Charleston

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. – Villanova was never in danger of losing at home to the College of Charleston. But the No. 2-ranked Wildcats showed some rustiness and fatigue in what wound up being a scrappy, grinding 16-point victory against an overmatched nonconference opponent. Villanova was..." November 23

  • No. 3 Villanova beats UCF to capture Charleston Classic

    The Sports Xchange "For the fourth consecutive year, the Villanova Wildcats were able to celebrate a regular-season tournament championship. Tournament Most Valuable Player Josh Hart scored 15 points, Donte DiVincenzo added a career-high 13 points, and third-ranked Villanova captured the Gildan Charleston..." November 21

  • No. 3 Villanova sinks Wake behind Hart's 30

    The Sports Xchange "Even without one starter, No. 3 Villanova proved once again it has more than enough depth to win. Epecially when its defense is suffocating. Josh Hart scored a career-high 30 points, Mikal Bridges added a career-high 19 points and No. 3 Villanova rode its strong early defense as it defeated..." November 18

  • No. 3 Villanova fends off feisty Western Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Eric Paschall admitted that he doesn't focus on scoring, but No. 3 Villanova needed every one of his points as they survived feisty Western Michigan 76-65 in the quarterfinals of the Gildan Charleston Classic Thursday at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C. Paschall, a transfer from Fordham, came..." November 17

  • No. 3 Villanova gets road win over No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When a college basketball team has won an NCAA tournament, it obviously knows how to perform on center stage. Third-ranked Villanova showed that necessary grit and mental toughness Monday night, sinking its first seven second-half shots during a 17-6 run and held off..." November 14

  • No. 4 'Nova too much for overmatched Lafayette

    The Sports Xchange "VILLANOVA, Pa. – It's just one game but Villanova looks primed for another deep run in March. There was absolutely no championship hangover on the Main Line. Jalen Brunson scored 17 points, Kris Jenkins added 16 and No. 4 Villanova throttled overmatched Lafayette 88-48 on Friday night..." November 11

  • Duke basketball's Grayson Allen, Villanova's Josh Hart lead Naismith Trophy watch list

    NCAA "Sharp long-range shooting and high-scoring games propelled Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield to the 2016 Naismith Trophy. Grayson Allen of preseason No. 1 Duke is another perimeter player favored to unleash a similar skill set, follow in Hield’s path and claim the award given annually since 1969 to..." November 10

  • Kyle Lowry almost got kicked off Villanova twice over bad behavior

    Fox Sports "There might not be an NBA player who has quietly accomplished more in the last few years than Kyle Lowry. The Raptors’ point guard is one of the sport’s most underappreciated players, even after making back-to-back All-Star teams, winning a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team this summer and..." November 04

  • Jay Wright explains how Gregg Popovich's influence will be felt at Villanova this season

    Fox Sports "College basketball season starts next weekend for most teams. But for Villanova University coach Jay Wright, the start of a new year will mark the end of an exhausting six-month period since his team played their last one. We all know what happened in that final game: Villanova won the national..." November 02

  • Duke's Allen leads AP preseason All-America team

    Tacoma News Tribune "Josh Hart is off to a stellar start as a member of the defending national champions. The 6-foot-5 swingman from Villanova will begin his senior season on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team. Hart, the Big East's preseason player of the year, received 53 votes from the same..." November 02

  • Villanova's 5-star recruit Omari Spellman ineligible to play as freshman

    Philly.com "The NCAA has ruled that Villanova freshman forward Omari Spellman will not be eligible to compete for the Wildcats during the upcoming season, ruling his status to be as an academic redshirt. Villanova coach Jay Wright said the 6-foot-9 Spellman, a five-star recruit in high school, will retain..." September 23

  • Villanova earns 2017 commitment from four-star Jermaine Samuels

    City of Basketball Love "Villanova secured its second commitment of the 2017 class today, when four-star wing Jermaine Samuels announced his intentions to become a Wildcat just days after completing his official visit to the Main Line. A Massachusetts native who attends the Rivers School and plays AAU for Expressions..." August 27

  • NCAA issue sidelines Villanova freshman Omari Spellman for Spain trip

    The Score "Villanova's Omari Spellman, a five-star recruit, will not be allowed to play for the Wildcats when the team travels to Spain for a tour on Tuesday. Spellman is academically eligible and cleared to practice with the team, according to Dana O'Neil of ESPN. However, one of the issues has to do..." August 03