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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

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

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
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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 jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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