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Kyle Lowry, a former Villanova player and current Toronto Raptors player, waves to the crowd after a ceremony honoring him during an NCAA college basketball game between Villanova and St. John's, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

No. 12 Villanova beats St. John's 71-60 on night for Lowry

Feb. 26, 2020 9:42 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Kyle Lowry was as headstrong as any Villanova star to wear the uniform, and nearly wore out his welcome with coach Jay Wright before he ever hit the court. The two have since become extremely tight, and when Lowry returned for a night in his honor, Wright requested a picture with...

Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (41) celebrates the team's win over Xavier in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)

No. 12 Villanova beats Xavier 64-55 for 4th straight win

Feb. 22, 2020 5:38 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The 3-point shot dried up, forcing No. 12 Villanova to find a different way to keep its late-February surge going. The Wildcats turned to defense to pull out another one on the road. Saddiq Bey scored 22 points and the Wildcats showed their versatility while beating Xavier 64-55 Saturday...

Villanova guard Collin Gillespie (2) gets past DePaul forward Paul Reed (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jeff Haynes)

Bey, Gillespie lead No. 12 Villanova past DePaul 91-71

Feb. 20, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Collin Gillespie made the first one and Saddiq Bey got the last one. In between, Villanova put on quite a show. Gillespie and Bey each made five of Villanova's 18 3-pointers, and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used their long-range shooting to beat DePaul 91-71 on Wednesday night. “We shot...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) goes up to shoot past Temple's J.P. Moorman II (4), Monty Scott (2) and Alani Moore II (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gillespie leads No. 15 Villanova past Temple

Feb. 16, 2020 4:00 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faced with a halftime deficit, Collin Gillespie and Villanova didn’t panic. Gillespie scored a season-high 29 points to lead No. 15 Villanova to a 76-56 comeback victory over Philadelphia rival Temple on Sunday. Jermaine Samuels added 13 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 10...

Villanova's Jermaine Samuels (23) tries to get a shot past Marquette's Theo John during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Gillespie leads No. 15 Villanova past No. 18 Marquette

Feb. 12, 2020 11:54 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — On a night Villanova retired the jersey of one of its greatest point guards, its current point guard came through in the clutch. Collin Gillespie had 14 points and hit a pivotal 3-pointer with 2:03 remaining, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 15 Villanova...

Seton Hall's Myles Powell (13) goes up for a shot against Villanova Collin Gillespie (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Powell leads No. 12 Seton Hall past No. 10 Villanova 70-64

Feb. 8, 2020 6:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Myles Powell took a seat on the bench with his fourth foul, put his cheerleader hat on and had full confidence in his Seton Hall teammates – and they showed why. Powell had 19 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half and the No. 12 Pirates...

Butler forward Sean McDermott (22) shoots next to Villanova coach Jay Wright during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Baldwin gives No. 19 Butler 79-76 win over No. 10 Villanova

Feb. 5, 2020 10:32 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler guard Kamar Baldwin ignored the anxious fans, the tie score and the running clock Wednesday night. Instead, he just kept dribbling calmly, confident he would make the right play. So when he caught Collin Gillespie leaning to cut off an expected drive, Baldwin hopped outside and...

Villanova head coach Jay Wright, left, and assistant coach Kyle Neptune yell to their team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Creighton, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

No. 10 Villanova faces 2 matchups with ranked Big East foes

Feb. 4, 2020 2:34 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright knows his 10th-ranked Wildcats have youth and inexperience that can lead to inconsistent play in some of the biggest games. A recent loss offered a reminder that his team is still learning as it enters a tough week with two ranked Big East opponents. First...

Creighton's Damien Jefferson (23) goes up for a shot against Villanova's Cole Swider (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Mahoney, Ballock lead Creighton past No. 8 Villanova

Feb. 1, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Creighton did what no other Big East team has been able to do in nearly two years — beat Villanova on its home court. Denzel Mahoney had 21 points and Mitch Ballock had nine of his 15 points in the second half to help Creighton top the No. 8 Wildcats 76-61 on Saturday. Ty-Shon...

Villanova's Saddiq Bey (41) passes the ball away from St. John's Greg Williams Jr. (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 8 Villanova, minus Samuels, blows out St. John's 79-59

Jan. 28, 2020 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Down an experienced starter, the Villanova Wildcats still had more than enough firepower to trounce a St. John's team that's given them trouble lately. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points, Collin Gillespie had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 8 Villanova easily handled the Red Storm 79-59 on...