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Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (41) moves around Butler forward Bryce Nze (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

No. 9 Villanova rolls to 76-61 victory against no. 13 Butler

Jan. 21, 2020 10:15 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — As Villanova stumbled in its latest slow start -- the usual Big East blowouts have been absent this season -- coach Jay Wright wondered if a more divine pregame report had been ignored. "Father Rob's pregame prayers are not working," Wright cracked. Rev. Rob Hagan, the team chaplain,...

Villanova's Jermaine Samuels reacts to his basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Connecticut, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 61-55. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

No. 14 Villanova rallies behind Samuels to beat UConn 61-55

Jan. 18, 2020 4:07 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The "UConn! UConn! UConn!" shouts grew louder as Villanova fans were hushed with their team trailing, the thousands of Huskies die-hards that traveled to Philadelphia injecting the back-and-forth game with that ol' heated Big East feel. "One of the things that brought back memories was...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie, right, tries to dribble past Georgetown's Jahvon Blair during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Bey scores 33, leads No. 16 Villanova past Georgetown 80-66

Jan. 11, 2020 3:45 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saddiq Bey was needed to score more to keep Villanova in the hunt to win as tough a Big East conference as it's been in years. Bey gave the Wildcats and coach Jay Wright a glimpse of just how effective he can be from long range. Bey hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high 33...

Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) is defended by Creighton's Christian Bishop (13) and Marcus Zegarowski (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Villanova won 64-59. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Gillespie scores 24, leads No. 16 'Nova past Creighton 64-59

Jan. 8, 2020 12:23 AM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — What Jay Wright called Villanova's best defensive performance of the season masked another poor offensive night for the 16th-ranked Wildcats. Collin Gillespie was the only ‘Nova player to find any rhythm against Creighton, but the defense clamped down late and allowed the Wildcats...

Villanova guard Collin Gillespie (2) moves into Xavier forward Naji Marshall (13) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Gillespie leads No. 10 Nova past Xavier in Big East opener

Dec. 30, 2019 11:30 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Collin Gillespie scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 68-62 victory over Xavier on Monday night in the Big East Conference opener for both teams. Jermaine Samuels added 14 points for Villanova (10-2), which has won six in a row. Naji...

Villanova guard Justin Moore (5) and Xavier forward Zach Freemantle (32) dive for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

Gillespie leads No. 10 Nova past Xavier in Big East opener

Dec. 30, 2019 9:42 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright leaned on Collin Gillespie in crunch time, and the sophomore guard delivered. Gillespie scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half to lead No. 10 Villanova to a 68-62 victory over Xavier on Monday night in the Big East Conference opener for both...

Villanova head coach Jay Wright confers with guard Justin Moore (5) during the second half of the Never Forget Tribute Classic NCAA college basketball game against Delaware, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Samuels, No. 20 Villanova hold off Delaware 78-70

Dec. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Playing with a young team, Villanova coach Jay Wright has discovered that even winning can be a learning experience for the No. 20 Wildcats. The days of Phil Booth and Eric Paschall stepping up in crunch time for the Wildcats ended when their college careers concluded last season. The...

Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (41) moves around Saint Joseph's forward Lorenzo Edwards (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. Villanova won 78-66. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)

No. 23 Villanova holds off Saint Joseph's surge, wins 78-66

Dec. 7, 2019 6:09 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova nearly came undone completing an exhausting stretch of three games in six days against regional rivals. Instead, the Wildcats found a final burst of energy, and that spoiled a frantic rally by their Main Line neighbors. Saddiq Bey scored 22 points, Collin Gillespie had 20 and...

Pennsylvania's Ryan Betley (00) is defended by Villanova's Jermaine Samuels (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Behind Bey, No. 23 Villanova holds off pesky Penn 80-69

Dec. 4, 2019 9:46 PM EST

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Saddiq Bey kept another surprise defeat at bay for Villanova, and again made the Wildcats the top contender for another city championship. Bey scored a career-high 27 points and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 23 Villanova to an 80-69 victory over...

Villanova forwards Cole Swider, left, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, center, and Brandon Slater (3) react following a play against Mississippi State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Myrtle Beach Invitational in Conway, S.C., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Robinson-Earl leads No. 17 Villanova past Bulldogs, 83-76

Nov. 22, 2019 7:33 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — These Villanova Wildcats don’t know what it’s like to lose an in-season holiday tournament game. One of their youngest players wouldn’t let them find out. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 22 points, and No. 17 Villanova beat Mississippi State 83-76 on Friday in a...