Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Sports 03/23/19, 21:54

Carsen Edwards had a career night, scoring 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night in an 87-61 rout.Matt Haarms added 18 points and nine rebounds for the third-seeded Boilermakers (25-9), who advanced to their third straight Sweet 16.Eric Paschall had 19 ...

Defending champ Villanova survives 61-57 over Saint Mary’s

Sports 03/21/19, 21:08

Phil Booth scored 20 points and defending NCAA Tournament champion Villanova held off Saint Mary's in a hard-fought 61-57 victory on Thursday night.Fellow senior Eric Paschell added 14 points for the sixth-seeded Wildcats, who led for almost 33 minutes, but never by more than eight points.Jordan Ford and Malik Fitts ...

‘Nova edges Seton Hall 74-72 for 3rd straight Big East title

Sports 03/16/19, 20:51

Villanova became the first team to win three consecutive Big East Tournaments, holding off Seton Hall 74-72 on Saturday night behind seniors Eric Paschall and Phil Booth and key contributions from freshman Saddiq Bey.Seton Hall star Myles Powell, guarded closely by Booth, missed a 3-pointer in the closing seconds that ...

No. 25 Villanova rallies past Xavier in OT in Big East semis

Sports 03/15/19, 20:35

Phil Booth scored 28 points, Jermaine Samuels hit a trio of critical 3-pointers and No. 25 Villanova rallied past Xavier 71-67 in overtime Friday night to reach its fifth consecutive Big East championship game.The top-seeded Wildcats, trying to become the first school in the 40-year history of the Big East ...

Seton Hall scores second big upset, stuns No. 23 Villanova

Sports 03/09/19, 14:53

Myles Powell scored 20 points, Myles Cale added 19 and Seton Hall might have punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament by stunning No. 23 Villanova 79-75 Saturday in the regular-season finale.The upset was the second major one this week for Seton Hall (18-12, 9-9), coming on the heels of ...

Booth scores 28 points, leads Villanova past Butler 75-54

Basketball 03/02/19, 16:24

Phil Booth scored 28 points and Eric Paschall had 12 in to lead Villanova to a 75-54 win over Butler in the home finale on Saturday.The Wildcats (22-8, 13-4 Big East) could still win at least a share of the conference crown in a season where they have as many ...

Figueroa lifts St. John’s to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Sports 02/17/19, 19:33

LJ Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to stun No. 13 Villanova 71-65 on Sunday night.The Red Storm (19-7, 7-6 Big East) were down 48-34 with 12:30 left. St. John's scored 20 of the next 25 points to take its ...

No. 14 Villanova tops Creighton in OT for 10-0 Big East mark

Sports 02/07/19, 00:12

After losing four top players to the NBA, this was supposed to be something close to a rebuilding season for Villanova.There's no such thing for coach Jay Wright and the Wildcats.Freshman forward Saddiq Bey scored a career-high 17 points, senior guard Phil Booth hit key baskets down the stretch and ...

Gillespie’s career game carries No. 14 Villanova past Hoyas

Sports 02/03/19, 14:29

Collin Gillespie hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Paschall had 24 to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East with a 77-65 victory over Georgetown on Sunday.The Wildcats (18-4) have won 10 straight games and are 9-0 in the conference for the first ...

Booth rallies champion Wildcats past No. 24 St. John’s

Basketball 01/08/19, 22:10

Collin Gillespie snagged the final rebound and hugged the basketball as a couple of St. John's players took some last-gasp swipes at knocking it loose. Gillespie wasn't letting go and — after a sluggish start — Villanova just may be tightening its grip as the team to beat in the ...

National champion Villanova rallies past DePaul, 73-68

Basketball 01/02/19, 22:56

Eric Paschall scored 24 points and Phil Booth connected in the clutch to lead Villanova to its 17th straight win over DePaul, 73-68 on Wednesday night.The national champion Wildcats (10-4) won their Big East opener and haven't lost to the Blue Demons since Jan. 3, 2008. The Blue Demons have ...

Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

Sports 12/11/18, 21:42

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002.Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration not seen in Philly in years. And ...

Paschall, No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph’s 70-58

Basketball 12/08/18, 17:47

Villanova soared to the top of the college basketball world by capturing national championships in two of the last three seasons.The Wildcats have been kings of their own city for much longer.Eric Paschall had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph's 70-58 on Saturday for ...

Paschall, Booth help No. 23 Villanova avoid La Salle upset

Basketball 12/01/18, 17:20

Eric Paschall scored 27 points, Phil Booth had 19 and No. 23 Villanova held off one more upset in an 85-78 win over La Salle on Saturday.Villanova (6-2) remained the class of the city and won its 23rd straight Big 5 game, round-robin play among five Philadelphia Division I basketball ...

Villanova beat No. 14 Florida State for AdvoCare title

Sports 11/25/18, 21:49

Villanova is making a case to get back into the Top 25.Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including two key late free throws, and the Wildcats won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60 non Saturday."He loves the competition," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "I'm just glad he's ...

Villanova beat No. 14 Florida State for AdvoCare title

Sports 11/25/18, 19:05

Villanova is making a case to get back into the Top-25.Collin Gillespie had a game-high 17 points, including two key late free throws, and the Wildcats won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60."He loves the competition," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. "I'm just glad he's on ...

Update: Nova wins AdvoCare, beating No. 14 Florida State

Sports 11/25/18, 15:30

The Latest on the AdvoCare Invitational (all times local):3:30 p.m.Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including two key late free throws, and Villanova won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60.Gillespie made it 64-60 by connecting on a pair of free throws with 11.2 seconds left in what ...

Villanova, Oklahoma State, LSU reach Advocare semifinals

Sports 11/22/18, 22:52

Villanova took a step forward after dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2013.Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the defending national champion Wildcats stopped a two-game skid by beating Canisius 83-56 on Thursday in the opening round of the AdvoCare Invitational ...

Lyons leads Furman to stunning upset of No. 8 Villanova

Basketball 11/17/18, 19:51

Jordan Lyons scored 17 points, Matt Rafferty and Clay Mounce each had 15, and Furman stunned defending national champion Villanova in overtime, 76-68, on Saturday.Noah Gurley and Alex Hunter added 13 points apiece for the surging Paladins, who have started 5-0 for the first time in 30 years.Phil Booth scored ...

Michigan routs Villanova in championship rematch

Sports 11/14/18, 20:51

Charles Matthews scored 19 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 18 and No. 18 Michigan beat No. 8 Villanova 73-46 in a national championship game rematch Wednesday night.Villanova captured its second title in three years with a 79-62 victory over Michigan in April but was completely overmatched in the second game at ...

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