Thursday, March 5, 2015

Men's Basketball

Does Villanova have the numbers to be a No. 1 NCAA seed?

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:31 PM
With less than two weeks remaining until Selection Sunday, bracketologists and prognosticators have Villanova as a likely pick to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. But do the numbers support the fourth-ranked Wildcats when compared to their competition? Let's take a look at the numbers thus... Read more

Pinkston attorney will ask for extension in making restitution payments

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:18 PM
The attorney for Villanova basketball player JayVaughn Pinkston said Saturday he believed the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office filed a petition against his client to ensure payments of more than $11,000 in restitution stemming from a 2010 altercation off-campus. In court papers filed... Read more

Villanova faces tough test Saturday at Seton Hall

Friday, January 2, 2015, 6:45 PM
Seton Hall had played less than .500 basketball over the last two seasons combined but managed to find a way to eke out one-point victories over Villanova in both 2013 and 2014. The Pirates are better this season with a 10-2 record and have their eyes set on sixth-ranked Villanova – and perhaps... Read more

Confidence continues to grow for the Wildcats

Saturday, December 7, 2013, 11:31 PM
With each passing win comes increased confidence for Villanova’s basketball team. Wins over Kansas and Iowa in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament were a major confidence booster. Ye the Wildcats also received tremendous confidence with their 98-68 win over St. Joseph’s in a Big Five game... Read more

Wildcats look to improve from beyond the arc

Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12:24 AM
Villanova is 4-0 but has plenty of things to work on, most notably shooting. The Wildcats shot 5 for 25 from three-point range in Friday’s 84-80 win over visiting Delaware. In four games Villanova is now 24 for 94 from beyond the arc (25.5 percent). On a team that is so guard-heavy, Villanova... Read more

Villanova picked to finish fourth in Big East men's basketball

Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 5:27 PM
Villanova’s men’s basketball team has been chosen to finish fourth in the Big East Conference in a vote of the league’s coaches. Results of the vote was announced Wednesday at Big East media day in New York. Marquette, which made it to the NCAA East Regional finals last season, received... Read more

Report: Bonner grad Ashley Howard to become Villanova assistant

Thursday, May 23, 2013, 3:34 PM
Xavier assistant basketball coach Ashley Howard is leaving after one season to take a job as an assistant at Villanova, Musketeers head coach Chris Mack told the Cincinnati Enquirer Thursday. Wildcats head coach Jay Wright, through a spokesman, declined comment. Villanova has an opening on its staff... Read more

Arcidiacono to try out for USA U19 National Team

Friday, May 10, 2013, 3:49 PM
Ryan Arcidiacono, a freshman point guard at Villanova, accepted an invitation to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s U19 National Team training camp. The camp, which also serves as a tryout, will be held on June 15-19 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Twelve... Read more

Villanova announces guard Tony Chennault will transfer

Thursday, April 18, 2013, 1:09 PM
Guard Tony Chennault, who transferred to Villanova a year ago and was allowed to play right away after being granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA, has decided to transfer out of the university, coach Jay Wright said Thursday. Chennault, who is from Philadelphia and played at Neumann-Goretti High... Read more

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
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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