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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.

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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.

02/24/2015

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.

02/11/2015

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.

02/04/2015

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.

01/15/2015

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.

01/13/2015

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 31: JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats takes a shot as Andrew Chrabascz #45 of the Butler Bulldogs defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on December 31, 2014 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

No. 6 Villanova Beats Butler 67-55 To Go 13-0

Ryan Arcidiacono scored 15 points and JayVaughn Pinkston had 13 to help No. 6 Villanova beat Butler 67-55 on Wednesday and match the best start in program history.

12/31/2014

VILLANOVA, PA - DECEMBER 23: Dylan Ennis #31 of the Villanova Wildcats is fouled by Rob Ukawuba #25 of the NJIT Highlanders at The Pavilion on December 23, 2014 in Villanova, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

No. 7 Villanova Overcomes Slow Start To Rout NJIT 92-67

Fueled by six players scoring in double figures and 54 percent shooting from the field, No. 7 Villanova overcame a seven-point second-half deficit to survive an early upset scare with a 92-67 win over NJIT on Tuesday.

12/23/2014

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Villanova Rallies In 82-77 Overtime Win Over Syracuse

JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.

12/20/2014

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Villanova Rips Through Fordham, 50-6

John Robertson threw for 216 yards and had four touchdowns to lead Villanova over Fordham 50-6 on Saturday.

09/06/2014

Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies takes a shot as James Bell #32 and Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats defend during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Nova Eliminated From Tourney After 77-65 Loss To UConn

Villanova became the highest seed to be knocked out of the tournament so far Saturday night.

03/23/2014

James Bell #32 of the Villanova Wildcats goes to the basket against the Milwaukee Panthers during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Villanova Advances To Third Round

The No. 2 Wildcats were led by Darrun Hilliard’s 16 points, on 6-for-11 shooting, and 15 from JayVaughn Pinkston.

03/21/2014

Halil Kanacevic #45 of the Saint Joseph's Hawks drives to the basket as Niels Giffey #5 of the Connecticut Huskies defends during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 20, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

St. Joe’s, Villanova Get Down To Business

KYW’s Ian Bush has the story from the NCAA tournament.

03/20/2014

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Hawks, Wildcats Fans Arrive in Buffalo for NCAA Tourney

While the talk back home revolves around a potential Holy War, for Nova alum Gerry, it’s first things first.

03/19/2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 24: Dajuan Graf #35, Eddie Murray #23 and Brett Comer #0 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles celebrate after defeating the San Diego State Aztecs 81-71 during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Top 5 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Stories Ever

Everybody loves a Cinderella story. And the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament has had its fair share. Here are the top 5.

03/19/2014

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