NCAA

Villanova needs to find third scorer outside of Booth, Paschall

If the Villanova Wildcats want to return to the AP Top-25 rankings next week, win another Big East tournament championship, and make another deep run in the NCAA tournament, they will need a third scoring option outside of seniors Phil Booth and Eric Paschall. This glaring issue reared its ugly...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 3:01pm

St. John's Ticket-Punching Win Brings Life Back to MSG

Believe it or not, the epicenter of those tremors felt throughout New York City on Sunday evening was at Madison Square Garden.  No, the New York Knicks weren't in the building. They haven't won a game at the Garden since Dec. 1. Neither was the Rangers, who were beaten 6-5 by the Penguins in...

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 9:37am

After handling Providence, Villanova ready to take to the road

When Jay Wright takes Villanova on the road, he doesn’t walk into the gym and immediately measures the height of the basket and the distance to the foul line, a la "Hoosiers." And when the Wildcats need a hoop late in the game they don’t run the "picket fence." The fact is it doesn’t matter to the...

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 3:23pm

Collin Gillespie leads Villanova past Georgetown again

Not even the greatest Georgetown player of them all, Patrick Ewing, knew the name of Villanova’s latest “Hoya Destroya.” That’s how unexpected 6-foot-3 sophomore guard Collin Gillespie’s 30-point explosion was for the Wildcats in a much-harder-than-it-sounds 77-65 win over their fiercest Big East...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:21pm

After waiting his turn, Phil Booth finally stepping up big for Villanova

Jay Wright admits he’s surprised to see Villanova with a record of 16-4 and atop the Big East conference at 7-0 heading into Wednesday night's game at DePaul, especially considering the Wildcats lost four players off of their National Championship team to the NBA. But there’s...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 5:19pm

Penn beats Saint Joseph’s to clinch first Big 5 title in 17 years

It’s an unofficial championship, which won’t bear any weight in terms of the Selection Committee when the NCAA Tournament rolls around in March. But don’t tell Steve Donahue and the Penn Quakers that winning the Big 5 title doesn’t mean anything, especially considering it...

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:02pm

Subs key in Penn's Big 5 title clinching win over Temple

The history of the Big 5 is littered with stories of unheralded players becoming unlikely heroes for a day. Probably the most famous was Saint Joseph’s guard Steve Donches hitting a 30-footer at the buzzer to beat Villanova in 1966, but there have been others through the years. Now add Penn...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 5:11am

College Basketball Valparaiso Loyola-Chicago free live stream, watch online

The Valparaiso Crusaders visit Sister Jean and the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers tonight at 8 p.m. ET in the Joseph J. Gentile Center. Both teams have been playing exceptionally well leading up to tonight's contest. Valparaiso sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference alone with Loyola-Chicago...

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:54pm

College Basketball No. 16 Buffalo Western Michigan free live stream, watch online

The Western Michigan Broncos host the No. 16 Buffalo Bulls tonight at 7 p.m. ET at the Read Fieldhouse in a Mid-American Conference showdown. This is their first and only meeting of the season. Buffalo is 15-1, 3-0 in conference play this season and are currently on a four-game winning streak....

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 5:49pm

Penn still confident despite back-to-back Ivy losses to Princeton

Unlike 40 years ago, there will be no trips to the Final Four this year for the Penn Quakers—and that would be true even if Steve Donahue’s team had beaten archrival Princeton on Saturday at the Palestra. Neither the game nor the Ivy League is the same as when Bob Weinhauer guided the...

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 1:19pm

Temple knocks off unbeaten Houston to maintain Dunphy’s upset streak

For 13 years Fran Dunphy has been calling the shots at Temple, ever since he left the Ivy League comforts of Penn to replace legendary John Chaney.  That means he’s survived six Owl football coaches, starting off with Al Golden, through the unforgettable 17-day Manny Diaz era, with...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 6:09pm

St. John's finally back on national stage

VILLANOVA, PA— No matter what the gaudy record and the national rankings may say after three-straight losing seasons, don’t tell Chris Mullin that St. John’s has become an overnight sensation this year.  He, more than any of the players who’ve helped the Red...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 10:53am

College Basketball Davidson George Mason free live stream, watch online

The Davidson Wildcats head on the road to tipoff against the George Mason Patriots tonight at 7 p.m. ET at EagleBank Arena. Although their records are very different, George Mason has the edge in the Atlantic 10 standings due to their 2-0 conference record. Davidson is 10-4, 1-0 in the conference...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 3:46pm

College Basketball Akron Central Michigan free live stream, watch online

The Akron Zips are coming off a victorious two-game homestand and look to continue their momentum as they travel to Central Michigan to tip-off against the Chippewas in a Mid-American Conference matchup tonight at 7 p.m. ET. Akron is 9-5, 0-1 in conference play this season. They are still looking...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 7:00pm

College Basketball Toledo No. 19 Buffalo free live stream, watch online

The No. 19 Buffalo Bulls return home to the Alumni Arena for the first time tonight in over three weeks when they tip-off against the Toledo Rockets at 7 p.m. ET. This will be the first game of a two-game homestand for the Bulls. Buffalo is 13-1 on the season, 1-0 in conference play. This is the...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 3:27pm

Jay’s right at the top after second NCAA title in three seasons

It wasn’t that long ago Jay Wright’s days at Villanova seemed to be numbered. The man who could dress with the best of them and had posted seven 20-win seasons along the Main Line, including a 2009 Final Four appearance, had lost his touch — Wildcat boosters were thinking. The...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 3:13pm

Villanova fans riot, climb poles, tear down signs, set fires after winning title

After watching their Wildcats down Michigan 79-62 Monday night, Villanova fans poured into the streets of their campus, beginning their second party on Lancaster Avenue in three years. And in the not so proud tradition set by Eagles fans three months earlier, students climbed light poles, stole...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:05am

Donte's Inferno: DiVincenzo stars as Villanova seizes third National Championship

The greater Philadelphia area is proving to be the greatest at sports recently. Not two months after the Philadelphia Eagles raised their first ever Super Bowl trophy, the Villanova Wildcats — pride of the Main Line (and Radnor, Pa) — raised their second national championship trophy in...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 11:30pm

Free stream NCAA championship Villanova Michigan March Madness

The NCAA will crown its national champion Monday night, with a 9:20 broadcast on TBS.  Villanova, seeking its second national championship in three seasons, is led by junior player of the year Jalen Brunson and NBA lottery prospect Mikal Bridges. A "homer" broadcast by Nova's...

Monday, April 2, 2018 - 3:27pm

Villanova punches second Final Four ticket in three seasons

In a city that was once starved for champions, its becoming routine. But for the second time in three seasons, after a 71-59 victory over the No. 3 Texas Tech Red Raiders, Villanova is Final Four bound. The Wildcats win the East Regional looking different than their usual best in the country...

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 4:38pm