Villanova cruises past Creighton at Wells Fargo

Villanova is a week removed from losing their fourth-leading scorer and team leader, yet it didn't seem to be a concern on Thursday night in Philadelphia. The No. 1 Wildcats crushed Creighton, 98-78, at the Wells Fargo Center thanks to 19 three-pointers and another superb performance from point guard Jalen Brunson. Jay Wright's squad had … Continue reading Villanova cruises past Creighton at Wells Fargo

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Providence finding footing with healthy roster

Ever since Ed Cooley took over as the head coach of Providence, the Friars have typically answered the bell in critical games or moments. But early in this 2017-18 season, the Friars' streak of four straight NCAA Tournaments looked to be in jeopardy. It wasn't because of poor coaching, a lack of strong personnel¬†or dipping … Continue reading Providence finding footing with healthy roster

Game Recap: St. John’s impresses but falls to Arizona State in LA

In their first game against a ranked opponent this season, St. John's (8-2) put together an impressive performance without their second best player Marcus LoVett, but fell to Arizona State at the Staples Center, 82-70. The Johnnies were led by two big men,¬†Marvin Clark II (18 points and seven rebounds) and Tariq Owens (17 points … Continue reading Game Recap: St. John’s impresses but falls to Arizona State in LA

Villanova blitzes Tennessee to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final

NASSAU, Bahamas -- A sleep-walking first half turned into a full-out blitz in the second as Villanova overcame a 12-point halftime deficit to beat an improved Tennessee squad, 85-76, in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals. The Wildcats were led by Jalen Brunson (25 points on 8-of-16 shooting and six assists) and emerging superstar Mikal Bridges … Continue reading Villanova blitzes Tennessee to advance to Battle 4 Atlantis final

Does Mikal Bridges have the makings of a superstar?

At the beginning of November, I laid out the top 10 breakout candidates in the Big East and slotted Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo in at number one on the list. DiVincenzo has been as good as advertised (especially in the Wildcats' first two games), but maybe I was underestimating another Villanova player. That player: junior wing … Continue reading Does Mikal Bridges have the makings of a superstar?

Game Recap: Villanova wakes up in second half, cruises past Western Kentucky

The Villanova Wildcats started slow, but finished strong by defeating the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 66 to 58, in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas on Wednesday afternoon. Nova led by just three points at the break before their overwhelming talent and experience took over. Jay Wright's team used a … Continue reading Game Recap: Villanova wakes up in second half, cruises past Western Kentucky

Game Recap: No. 22 Seton Hall takes down Indiana in Gavitt Games

Behind 59 combined points from Desi Rodriguez, Angel Delgado and Khadeen Carrington, the No. 22 Seton Hall Pirates defeated the Indiana Hoosiers, 84 to 68, in the Gavitt Games at the Prudential Center on Wednesday evening. The Pirates led by only one point at the break, but used a 10-2 run at the start of … Continue reading Game Recap: No. 22 Seton Hall takes down Indiana in Gavitt Games