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Yacoubou to transfer from Villanova

Thursday, April 4, 2013, 5:02 PM
Sophomore guard Achraf Yacoubou has decided to transfer from Villanova, according to web reports. The 6-foot-4 Yacoubou, the New York state player of the year in 2011, averaged 2.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 31 games for the Wildcats during the past season. He was fourth on the team with 21 three-point... Read more

Video: What Villanova must do to defeat UNC

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:28 PM
The ninth-seeded Villanova Wildcats open up their NCAA Tournament with a game against the UNC Tar Heels. CineSport's Noah Coslov and The Inquirer's Joe Juliano discuss 'Nova's keys to the game. Read more

Villanova prepared for matchup with UNC

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 6:30 PM
The Inquirer's Marc Narducci discusses Villanova's confidence going into their NCAA matchup against University of North Carolina on Friday. Read more

Villanova coach Jay Wright congratulates La Salle

Thursday, March 21, 2013, 4:51 PM
While talking about his team Thursday during his NCAA press conference in Kansas City, Mo., Villanova coach Jay Wright made a point of warmly recognizing La Salle for its first-round victory over Boise State. The Explorers defeated the Broncos, 80-71, Wednesday night in Dayton, Ohio, earning them... Read more

North Carolina coach Williams impressed with Villanova

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 6:02 PM
North Carolina coach Roy Williams is impressed with what Villanova, the Tar Heels’ opponent in the second round of the NCAA South Regional, has accomplished this season. Williams, speaking Tuesday at a news conference in Chapel Hill, admitted that he still didn’t know too much about the... Read more

Video: Villanova's Wright Excited for Tourney

Monday, March 18, 2013, 4:14 AM
Villanova men's basketball head coach Jay Wright discusses the NCAA Tournament after learning the Wildcats will be facing North Carolina Friday night in the NCAA Tournament. Read more

Video: What Villanova must do to win vs. North Carolina

Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:20 PM
The ninth-seeded Villanova Wildcats open up their NCAA Tournament with a game against the UNC Tar Heels. The Inquirer's Joe Juliano and CineSport's Noah Coslov discuss 'Nova's keys to the game. Read more

Despite earlier win, Villanova to have hands full with Louisville

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 9:39 AM
Now that Villanova has all but wrapped up an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament following its 66-53 victory over St. John’s, it gets another chance to play fourth-ranked Louisville, this time in Thursday night’s quarterfinals at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats (20-12) picked up their... Read more

'Nova's Arcidiacono named to Big East All-Rookie team

Sunday, March 10, 2013, 12:11 PM
Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono was a unanimous selection to the Big East All-Rookie team announced Sunday. The 6-foot-3 Arcidiacono, a Neshaminy High graduate who is the Wildcats' second-leading scorer and their top three-point shooter, joined forward Jakarr Sampson of St. John's as unanimous selections... Read more

Villanova to open Big East tournament against St. John's

Saturday, March 9, 2013, 6:47 PM
The final day of the last season of the Big East as we know it has concluded, and Villanova has emerged with the seventh seed in the conference tournament and a date against St. John's on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. The Wildcats (19-12, 10-8 Big East), who have a first-round bye, drew... Read more
About this blog
Joe Juliano first visited the Palestra in 1970 after entering Temple University and became hooked for life on Big Five basketball. He'll always go with that name, figuring if the Big Ten can have 12 teams, why can't the Big Five have six?

Juliano joined the Inquirer in 1985 after 10 years at United Press International and has covered college sports for most of that time. His current beats are Villanova basketball, Penn State football, golf and the Penn Relays. Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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