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Jay Wright: 'This is the way it's going to be for us'

Friday, March 21, 2014, 2:55 PM
Villanova's Jay Wright, James Bell, Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston met the press after Thursday night's win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the NCAA tournament. Here's the transcript of their remarks, courtesy of ASAP Sports. COACH WRIGHT: Thanks, Paul. Tough fought game. That was not, as everyone... Read more

Jay Wright returns to his coaching roots in upstate New York

Thursday, March 20, 2014, 3:20 PM
As we await Villanova vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee, here's what the Wildcats had to say at their press conference Wednesday in Buffalo. Jay Wright, James Bell and Ryan Arcidiacono were on the podium. The transcript is courtesy of ASAP Sports. Q. For both of you guys, what did you learn about playing... Read more

CBS’ Bill Raftery excited to call Villanova, St. Joe’s in NCAA tournament

Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:22 PM
There’s never a bad time to talk college hoops with CBS and Fox Sports analyst Bill Raftery. But I must admit that after interviewing him and Verne Lundquist during Championship Week, I thought that was all I’d need for a while. Then Selection Sunday happened. Villanova and Saint Joseph’s... Read more

Here's my 2014 NCAA tournament bracket

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 11:25 AM
As some of you know, we are nearing the end of the final season of, one of the best college basketball sites of all time. It has become a thing among the MidMajority community to stop doing bracket predictions, and I've come around to that view in recent years. I'd much rather sit... Read more

Video: Will a Villanova-St. Joe's NCAA tournament game happen?

Monday, March 17, 2014, 2:06 PM
How likely is a Villanova-Saint Joseph's matchup in the third round of the NCAA tournament? The Inquirer's Joe Juliano offers his take in a video chat with CineSport's Justin Shackil. Read more

2014 NCAA tournament bracket: Villanova, Saint Joseph's, Delaware in East Region

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 12:05 AM
The NCAA tournament selection committee gave Philadelphia college basketball fans a treat when this year's NCAA tournament bracket was unveiled. Villanova and Saint Joseph's could face each other in the Round of 32 in Buffalo, with the winner getting a trip to New York's Madison Square Garden for the... Read more

Big East, Atlantic 10 and American Athletic Conference men's basketball tournaments TV schedule

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 9:26 PM
Here's how to watch the conference tournaments involving Philadelphia's teams during Championship Week. I'll update this post as more seeds are finalized, and throughout the tournaments as teams advance. Big East All games at Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y. Wednesday, March 12 7:00 p.m.:... Read more

Villanova loses to Seton Hall in Big East tournament on Sterling Gibbs' buzzer-beater

Thursday, March 13, 2014, 2:00 AM
NEW YORK - For yet another year, Villanova is going home from the Big East tournament early. The No. 1 seed Wildcats fell to No. 8 seed Seton Hall in the quarterfinals, 64-63, on Sterling Gibbs' buzzer-beater from just inside the three-point arc. It was a dramatic end to a classic afternoon at Madison... Read more

Villanova to face Seton Hall in Big East tournament quarterfinals

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 9:09 PM
NEW YORK - Seton Hall lost both of its regular season games to Butler in rather convincing fashion, including a regular season-ending 71-54 blowout at Hinkle Fieldhouse. In the first game of the Big East tournament, the Pirates got their revenge - but just barely. Thanks to 14 points and 12 rebounds... Read more

Bill Raftery dishes on the Big East and American Athletic Conference tournaments

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 2:39 PM
NEW YORK - Bill Raftery is in for a busy week. He'll be calling all the prime time games at the Big East tournament on Fox Sports 1, then on Sunday he'll cross the East River for the A-10 title game on CBS. To set the stage, I caught up with Raftery for a few minutes on Tuesday at CBS and Turner... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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