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Men's Basketball

Daniel Ochefu named to watch list for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar award

Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:06 PM
Villanova senior Daniel Ochefu has been named to the watch list for the 2016 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year award. Ochefu is one of 20 candidates who were chosen by top basketball officials for the award sponsored by the Basketball Hall of Fame. The 6-foot-11 Ochefu averaged 9.2 points and... Read more

Villanova announces 2015-16 men's basketball schedule, opens Nov. 13

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 3:16 PM
A game at Pearl Harbor, the pre-season NIT and the perennially difficult Big 5 and Big East slates highlight Villanova men’s basketball 2015-16 schedule announced Tuesday. The Wildcats, who set a school record with 33 victories last season, open the season on Nov. 13 against Fairleigh Dickinson... Read more

Villanova announces addition of transfer Paschall to hoop roster

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:51 PM
Villanova has formally announced the transfer of 6-foot-6 forward Eric Paschall, the Atlantic 10 Conference rookie of the year last season while at Fordham, to its basketball program. Paschall averaged 15.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 2014-15 for the Rams, who finished 10-21 and saw head coach Tom... Read more

Villanova to play Oklahoma in Hawaii in honor of Pearl Harbor

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1:15 PM
In honor of the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Villanova will play Oklahoma on Dec. 7 in Bloch Arena on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-HIckam in Hawaii. The game is the opener of a college basketball doubleheader that is part of a weekend-long salute by Fox Sports. Navy and Oregon will meet... Read more

Dylan Ennis to leave Villanova, play final season elsewhere as post-grad

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 10:32 AM
Dylan Ennis wanted a chance to be the prototypical point guard on the basketball court and realized that particular role really doesn't exist the way Villanova runs its offense. So Ennis, who started all 36 games this past season for the Big East champion Wildcats, is saying good-bye to the Wildcats... Read more

Report: Texas asks about Jay Wright; Wright not interested

Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 4:02 PM
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 Davis... Read more

Lafayette's three-point shooting concerns Villanova

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 4:49 PM
PITTSBURGH – The ability of Lafayette to shoot the basketball has concerned Jay Wright all week, and the Villanova coach said Wednesday he has had a tough time watching film and “figuring out how to defend them.” The Wildcats, the No. 1 seed in the NCAA East Regional, will take on... Read more

Villanova basketball team receives warm sendoff as it heads to NCAAs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:44 PM
Villanova received a cheering sendoff from several dozen students, fans and staff Tuesday outside the Davis Center as they the team headed to the airport and on to Pittsburgh to continue preparations for Thursday’s NCAA East Regional game against Lafayette. Coach Jay Wright said he likes his... Read more

Villanova can wrap up top seed in Big East title game vs. Xavier

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:35 PM
NEW YORK – When Villanova tries to win its first Big East championship in 20 years on Saturday night and lock up a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, it will have to find a way to neutralize the inside game of Xavier. The Musketeers (21-12) came into the Big East tournament at Madison Square... Read more

Nova's Ryan Arcidiacono, Jay Wright honored by Big East

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 5:32 PM
Junior guard Ryan Arcidiacono, the on-court leader of fourth-ranked Villanova, was named Big East co-player of the year, the conference announced Wednesday. Wildcats coach Jay Wright captured coach of the year honors in the league for the second straight year and the fourth time overall. Arcidiacono... Read more
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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

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