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Wayns questionable for South Florida

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 6:46 PM
Villanova guard Maalik Wayns, who suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee in a game last week against Providence, is questionable for Wednesday night’s Big East matchup at South Florida. A team spokesman said Wayns, the Cats’ top scorer with a 17.8-point average... Read more

Villanova hopes to capitalize on comeback

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 12:22 PM
Some may tend to downplay Villanova’s comeback from a 19-point deficit for a victory over Providence, contending that the Wildcats were on their home court in a favorable environment against a team that hasn’t won a conference game on the road in forever. But the Wildcats and coach Jay... Read more

Live blogging Villanova vs. Syracuse

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 6:48 PM
Final Thoughts Syracuse had an easy time at the Wells Fargo Center tonight because the Orange treated the game seriously from the opening tap, Maybe it's the inspiration of staying No 1 or staying unbeaten, or having an eye on the top seed in the Big East tournament. Or maybe this team is on a bit... Read more

Villanova to play 20th game vs. No. 1 opponent

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 4:07 PM
Wednesday night’s game between Villanova and Syracuse at the Wells Fargo Center will mark the 20th time the Wildcats have played against the No. 1 team in the country in the Associated Press poll. Villanova is 5-14 against opponents ranked No. 1. The Wildcats pulled off the upset in their most... Read more

Wayns, Cheek held out of starting lineup vs USF

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 7:50 PM
Villanova guards Maalik Wayns and Dominic Cheek began Thursday night's game against South Florida on the bench because of what a team spokesman called a "minor issue" at practice. The spokesman said the two guards were expected to play. Wayns, a junior from Roman Catholic High, is the Wildcats' top... Read more

Villanova-Temple matchup should be interesting

Friday, December 9, 2011, 5:55 PM
If you take away all the hype and rhetoric associated with Saturday’s Big Five game between Villanova and Temple at the Liacouras Center, you’ll find an interesting matchup of two teams trying to locate their rhythm amid the high expectations of their fan bases. The Wildcats (5-3 overall... Read more

Video: 'Nova bounces back, beats Penn

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:40 AM
Penn's Zack Rosen gave a solid effort, but the Quakers fell short in a 73-65 loss to Big 5 rival Villanova. Philly.com's Jonathan Tannenwald and the Inquirer's Joe Juliano report from the Pavilion. Read more

Sutton out indefinitely with thumb injury

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 6:21 PM
Villanova center Maurice Sutton suffered a dislocated left thumb during practice on Thursday and will miss an indefinite period. The 6-foot-11 Sutton, a redshirt junior and the Wildcats’ only experienced big man other than Mouphtaou Yarou, had played in all six games this season. He averaged... Read more

Villanova starts play in 76 Classic

Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 8:20 PM
Villanova begins play in the 76 Classic Thursday when it takes on UC-Riverside in a first-round game at the Anaheim (Calif.) Convention Center. The Wildcats (3-0) will be playing their first game away from the Pavilion this season. They are coming off a 79-69 win over Delaware last Friday. Villanova... Read more

Video: Villanova opens with exhibition win

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 12:50 AM
Villanova men's basketball coach Jay Wright talks about the Wildcats' 91-58 exhibition win over New York Tech at the Wells Fargo Center. (Video by Marc Narducci/The Philadephia Inquirer) 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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