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Villanova in Puerto Rico tourney next season

Tuesday, March 31, 2009, 2:46 PM
Villanova is among the eight-team field for the third annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off, tournament organizers announced today. The event is Nov. 19 to 22 at the Coliseo de Puerto Rico, in San Juan. Joining the Final Four-bound Wildcats are UAB, Dayton, George Mason, Georgia Tech... Read more

3 Big 5 players named honorable mention All-America

Monday, March 30, 2009, 7:04 PM
Villanova's Dante Cunningham, Temple's Dionte Christmas and Saint Joseph's Ahmad Nivins, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, were named honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. Tyreke Evans, the Memphis freshman from Chester via American Christian, also was named honorable mention. Duke's... Read more

It's 'Cats vs. Carolina

Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7:17 PM
North Carolina won the South Regional with a 72-60 victory over Oklahoma in Memphis. The Tar Heels, heading to their 18th Final Four, will face Villanova on Saturday at Detroit's Ford Field. Start time is approximately 8:47 p.m. In the first game, UConn takes on Michigan State, beginning at 6:07... Read more

Reynolds caps classic that sends Nova to Final Four

Saturday, March 28, 2009, 10:27 PM
BOSTON – Scottie Reynolds went coast-to-coast, like Brigham Young’s Danny Ainge once did some three decades back against Notre Dame. And put in a basket that will live in Villanova history forever. An Instant Classic. And because he did, the Wildcats are back in the Final Four for the first... Read more

How Villanova and Pitt match up

Friday, March 27, 2009, 9:10 PM
Villanova vs. Pittsburgh NCAA East Regional Final Saturday, 7 p.m. TD Banknorth Garden, Boston TV/Radio: CBS3/ESPN (950-AM) Records: Villanova 29-7, Pitt 31-4 History: Villanova leads the series, 31-27. The Wildcats beat the Panthers at the Wachovia Spectrum on Jan. 28, 67-57. How they got here:... Read more

First meeting: Nova over Pitt

Friday, March 27, 2009, 7:12 PM
This is Mike Kern’s game story from the Jan. 29 Daily News after Villanova defeated Pitt, 67-57, in the final college basketball game at the Wachovia Spectrum. By MIKE KERN kernm@phillynews.com Maybe it was only fitting that the last college basketball game at the Wachovia Spectrum —... Read more

Villanova dominates Duke

Friday, March 27, 2009, 12:34 AM
BOSTON -- You could tell by the looks on the faces of the Duke players in the first half that the ferocity Villanova was displaying on defense was not something they expected or experienced. The Wildcats, at times, seemed like they had seven players on the court. They were anywhere and everywhere,... Read more

How Villanova and Duke match up

Thursday, March 26, 2009, 8:04 AM
East Regional semifinal: Villanova vs. Duke When: Tonight, 9:57 Where: TD Banknorth Garden, Boston TV/Radio: CBS3/ESPN (950-AM) Records: Villanova 28-7, Duke 30-6 History: Duke leads the series, 7-3, having won the last five meetings. Villanova's last win came in 1958. Duke is 2-1 in NCAA Tournament... Read more

Viillanova growing in strength

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, 6:00 AM
I received an interesting e-mail from a UConn fan the other day, after I wrote how Villanova was one of only two teams, with North Carolina and Memphis being the others, that had now made it to the Sweet 16 in four of the last five years. I also duly noted that UNC and Memphis had made it to Final... Read more

Villanova chat transcript

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 2:11 PM
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