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St. Joe’s And Villanova Could Be Dancing With Each Other

Both Villanova and St. Joe’s had their names called in the 68-team field on Sunday Selection. And both are in the Eastern Regional.

03/16/2014

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Nova Stunned By Seton Hall Buzzer Beater In Big East Tourney Opener

Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

03/13/2014

JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats guards Doug McDermott #3 of the Creighton Bluejays during their game at CenturyLink Center on February 16th, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

6th-Ranked Villanova Falls 101-80 To No. 18 Creighton

Villanova had won six straight since its loss to the Bluejays last month. The Wildcats never led after the first minute.

02/16/2014

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Villanova Holds Off Marquette, 94-85 In OT

Ryan Arcidiacono coolly guided No. 4 Villanova to a 94-85 overtime victory over Marquette on Saturday.

01/25/2014

Guard Josh Hart #3 of Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against DePaul Blue Demons on January 18, 2014 at the Pavilion. (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Romps Past DePaul, 88-62

The Wildcats made a whopping 19 of 26 shots in the second half as they continue to steamroll through the revamped conference.

01/18/2014

Forward JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats dunks the ball against the Providence Friars  on January 5, 2014 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennslyvania. (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Villanova Romps Over Providence 91-61

JayVaughn Pinkston scored 19 points to lead Villanova in a 91-61 romp over Providence on Sunday night.

01/05/2014

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Villanova Cruises Past Rider 88-67, Remains Unbeaten

Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 8 Villanova stayed perfect with an 88-67 rout of Rider on Saturday.

12/21/2013

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Old Big East To Become ‘American Athletic Conference’

The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.

04/04/2013

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Jay Wright Was Doubting Himself During Nova’s Slow Start

Villanova coach Jay Wright says he was doubting himself during the team’s early season struggles.

03/19/2013

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Marquette Coach Buzz Williams Leads Team Despite Never Playing College Basketball

It’s a rarity at this level, in any sport, for a head coach to have had no playing experience in college. It hasn’t prevented Williams from guiding Marquette to the Sweet 16 the last two seasons and a 60-30 regular season record in the Big East.

03/18/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

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Five Things: Goodbye Big East, Buckeyes Win Big Ten, And West Coast Blues

Yesterday was a relatively drama-free Selection Sunday. Joe Lunardi was a perfect 68 for 68, as Middle Tennessee State, St. Mary’s, Boise State, and La Salle claimed the final spots in the field. Louisville, Gonzaga, Kansas, and Indiana earned the top seeds.

03/18/2013

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Rothstein Files: Previewing The 9 Major Conference Tourneys With Predictions

Jim Larranaga’s team has had a banner season, but they’ll likely have to beat Duke for a second time this season — this time with Ryan Kelly — to reinforce their potential to go deep in the NCAA Tournament.

03/13/2013

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Seton Hall Defeats South Florida In OT In Opening Round Of Big East Tournament

The Seton Hall Pirates (15-17) waited until the final minute of regulation to make it interesting, but the team from South Orange rallied in overtime to a 46-42 victory over the South Florida Bulls (12-19).

03/13/2013

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Notre Dame To Join ACC Next Season

Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference starting next season, a year earlier than expected, following the split among the Big East’s football schools and seven Catholic schools that forming their own basketball-focused conference.

03/13/2013

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