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Archive: January, 2013

Host of heroes helps Villanova post second straight upset

Saturday, January 26, 2013, 6:04 PM
To have a run such as Villanova had over the past five days – knocking off a pair of top five teams – takes special performances, not from just one player but from several. The Wildcats boasted a long list of standouts Saturday in their 75-71 overtime victory Saturday over third-ranked... Read more

Villanova's win over Louisville: Didn't see it coming

Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 12:11 PM
The phrase, “You never know what’s going to happen in college basketball on any given night” may sound like a cliché, but it certainly applies if you follow Villanova. Last week on its home court at the Pavilion, the Wildcats played even with Pittsburgh for much of the game... Read more

Struggles continue for Villanova's Arcidiacono

Thursday, January 17, 2013, 12:18 PM
It’s no secret that Villanova coach Jay Wright has asked much of freshman Ryan Arcidiacono, having him run the point game after game, now against tougher opponents in the Big East Conference. The 6-foot-3 rookie from Langhorne and Neshaminy High School struggled for the second straight game... Read more

Struggles continue for Nova freshman Arcidiacono

Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:50 PM
It’s no secret that Villanova coach Jay Wright has asked much of freshman Ryan Arcidiacono, having him run the point game after game, now against tougher opponents in the Big East Conference. The 6-foot-3 rookie from Langhorne and Neshaminy High School struggled for the second straight game... Read more

Good-bye to Syracuse – maybe

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 12:20 AM
Saturday may have marked Villanova’s final appearance at the Carrier Dome, as Syracuse is leaving the Big East after this season to join the Atlantic Coast Conference. Wright paid tribute to Syracuse and its basketball program after the game for its role in Big East history. “I said it... Read more

Wildcats’ Mouphtaou Yarou rejuvenated

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 12:16 AM
It’s fair to say Mouphtaou Yarou did not play well toward the end of Villanova’s nonconference schedule. In fact, he was becoming a forgotten man, averaging less than 17 minutes over a four-game period while remaining in the starting lineup. However, the 6-foot-10 senior has been rejuvenated... Read more

'Cuse cruises past 'Nova

Saturday, January 12, 2013, 3:08 PM
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Villanova couldn’t find the same type of magic Saturday that it had carried into its recent trips to the Carrier Dome. Then again, the Syracuse zone defense wouldn’t allow it to happen. The Wildcats shot poorly throughout the game and the seventh-ranked Orange blew... 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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