Villanova Wildcats

(Credit, Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Local Rising Stars: Villanova’s Ryan Arcidiacono

Villanova’s run in the NCAA Tournament may have ended before many around Nova Nation would have liked, but the future of the program remains bright. Next season should see Villanova every bit of a threat in the Big East and the Wildcats could be a dangerous team once again depending on the match-ups. One player that should be expected to lead the team next season will be Ryan Arcidiacono, who is set to return for his senior season.


(Credit: CBS 3)

Fans’ Spirits Busted As Nova Exits NCAA Tournament Early

Naturally, students at an on-campus watch party were filled with shock and disbelief.


March Madness is in full swing at Villanova University as the Wildcats beat the Lafayette Leopards in the second round of the NCAA tournament. (credit: Kristen Johanson/KYW)

March Madness In Full Swing As Villanova Defeats Lafayette

March Madness has hit Nova Nation.


LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 20: Head coach Fran O'Hanlon of the Lafayette Leopards coaches from the bench during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Allen Fieldhouse on December 20, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Lafayette’s O’Hanlon Readies For His Alma Mater

Fran O’Hanlon has been the head coach of the Lafayette Leopards up in Easton for twenty seasons, but his roots are right here in Philadelphia.


(Members of the Villanova Wildcats' men's basketball team are cheered as they head for the team bus.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

Villanova Wildcats Head For Pittsburgh, and Another NCAA Tournament

It was a moment that coach Jay Wright hoped his boys would savor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

(Credit, Elsa/Getty Images)

Villanova’s Josh Hart Gives No. 1 Seed Confidence Off Bench

A sixth man had never won the Dave Gavitt Most Outstanding Player Award, awarded to the tournament MVP, before Villanova’s Josh Hart did following Villanova’s Big East championship victory over Xavier, essentially clinching a number one seed in the NCAA tournament.


Fans gather at the Connelly Center at Villanova for the Selection Show Sunday. (Credit: Ed Benkin)

Main Line Smiles To North Philly Frowns As Nova, Temple Fans Learn Their Team’s Fates

Villanova will head into the NCAA Tournament as a #1 seed, and their fans couldn’t be happier. Meantime, it was close but no cigar for Temple, news students on campus didn’t take well.


NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: The Villanova Wildcats bench reacts after a shot by Patrick Farrell #20 of the Villanova Wildcats against the Xavier Musketeers during the championship game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Selection Sunday: Villanova Earns #1 Seed In NCAA Tournament

Villanova earned a #1 seed and will face Lafayette to open up the NCAA Tournament.


OMAHA, NE - MARCH 3: Will Artino #31 of the Creighton Bluejays and Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats fight for a rebound during their game at CenturyLink Center March 3, 2015 in Omaha, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Arcidiacono Saves No. 4 Villanova In 76-72 Victory Over Creighton

Ryan Arcidiacono converted a three-point play to give No. 4 Villanova the lead in the last minute and came up with the game’s final rebound, allowing the Wildcats to turn back Creighton’s upset bid and win its 11th straight game, 76-72 on Tuesday night.


(Credit, Darrun Hilliard/Getty Images)

Villanova’s Darrun Hilliard Emerges As Big East Player Of The Year Favorite

A glance at the Big East stats may not show it, but Villanova guard Darrun Hilliard is having just about as good a season as any player in the conference. And he is coming up big at the best possible time. If this were NBA Jam, the play-by-play announcer might say Hilliard is heating up.


VILLANOVA, PA - FEBRUARY 24: LaDontae Henton #23 of the Providence Friars and Darrun Hilliard #4 of the Villanova Wildcats chase down a loose ball at The Pavilion on February 24, 2015 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Routs No. 25 Providence 89-61

Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his game-high 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston had 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova clinched at least a share of its second straight Big East regular-season title with an 89-61 rout of No. 25 Providence on Tuesday night.


Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Arcidiacono, Ocehfu Lead No. 6 Villanova Past Providence

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 20 points, Daniel Ocehfu had 19, and No. 6 Villanova held off upset-minded Providence 74-68 on Wednesday night.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - FEBRUARY 04:  Duane Wilson #1 of the Marquette Golden Eagles makes an outlet pass to teammate Juan Anderson #10, while Darrun Hilliard #4 and JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats defend at the Wells Fargo Center on February 4, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova won 70-52.  (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

No. 7 Villanova Defeats Marquette, 70-52

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 18 points and Darrun Hilliard had 12 to lead No. 7 Villanova to a 70-52 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.


VILLANOVA, PA - JANUARY 14: Darrun Hilliard II #4 of the Villanova Wildcats lays up a shot against J.P. Macura #55 of the Xavier Musketeers at The Pavilion on January 14, 2015 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

No. 5 Villanova Beats Xavier For 3rd Straight Big East Win

Ryan Arcidiacono had 18 points and six assists, Dylan Ennis finished with 17 points and six rebounds, and No. 5 Villanova made a season-high 15 3-pointers to beat Xavier 88-75 on Wednesday night.


Villanova Head Coach Jay Wright. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Now #5 In Nation, Villanova Readies For Xavier

The Villanova Wildcats will play their first game since jumping up to #5 in the polls when they welcome Xavier to the Pavilion for a Big East tussle on Wednesday night.