It was a big weekend for the Wildcats. First, they won their second Big East Tournament title in three years. Josh Hart was named Tournament MVP, joining an exclusive club, and was named a First Team All-American by the U.S.B.W.A. (Eugene voted for him) Then, we react to Selection Sunday, take a look at the East region, where the 'Cats are a No. 1 seed. On top of that, they were the top overall seed of this year's tournament, marking the first time in program history that Villanova held the top spot and the third time they had a No. 1 seed. Also, the women's team is continuing their season in the WNIT, continuing to build on their turnaround.
Josh Hart got another accomplishment to add to his long resume, securing the Big East Player of the Year Award on Wednesday. He becomes the first Wildcat to be an outright winner of the award since Randy Foye did so in 2006. Chris finds a way to simulate college basketball games (complete with stats!) featuring historic teams. Also, the Wildcats begin Big East Tournament play today against St. John's.
Tanoh Kpassagnon turned a lot more heads at the NFL combine. Women's Basketball took on St. John's in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals. The Big East announced its All-Conference teams and a few individual awards for men's basketball. Also, Big East correspondent Kim Adams joins us after wrapping up her Big East Trophy Tour to preview the Big East Tournament at MSG--major storylines, things to know, and what to watch for this upcoming weekend.
The spiritual successor to the Daniel Ochefu Cookout game series has been released by the Villanova band, this time focusing on Omari Spellman. While we're talking about Spellman, it's a perfect transition to discuss some more recent questionable NCAA decisions and contradictions. Men's basketball prepares for its regular season finale with Georgetown. Adam Chalifoux joins us from Chicago to preview the women's basketball Big East Tournament which is set to happen this weekend in Milwaukee. The Blue Demons are the top-seed and it's very possible that Villanova runs into them. What can Villanova do to pull an upset? How good is the DePaul women's team? And so much more.
While the men's basketball team won its fourth straight Big East regular season title over the weekend, the women's swim team took care of business in the water, four-peating as Big East Conference Champions. Darby Goodwin set a new conference record in the pool en route to being named Most Outstanding Swimmer of the meet. Meanwhile, at the Pavilion, the Wildcats paid homage to their seniors and played their final home game at the Pavilion before the arena re-opens after renovations in 2018. We also ran through all of the other action this past weekend--recaps in men's and women's indoor track at the Big East Championships, men's lacrosse, baseball, and the women's basketball regular season finale.
After spending Tuesday on the disabled list, we have some catching up to do. We recap the beatdown at Seton Hall, and the disappointing letdown against Butler. The Bulldogs snap a 48-game winning streak at the Pavilion. Villanova will get to redeem itself at home on Senior Night, which will be the final home game of the year. From what you need to know about Creighton, to why it's important to not miss that game--it's all covered here. We also run through each of the sports in action this weekend and their situations going in.
Jay Wright picked up his 500th and 501st wins over the weekend. Eugene returns from his trip to Chicago. We keep a close eye on Darryl Reynolds' rib, Jalen Brunson's numbers, Kris Jenkins shooting, and Dylan Painter. The women's basketball has won 9 of their last 12 games since starting Big East play 0-2. How big is this turnaround? Lax returns, and a preview of things to come this weekend.
A little later than usual, as we enjoyed the Snow Day. Villanova held off a late Georgetown rally at the Pavilion. Kris Jenkins was back in the starting five, how did he do? Also, what's going on with Phil Booth? Jay Wright speaks on the junior guard. We also preview and hit all of the action in Villanova sports this weekend, mainly showcasing the men's and women's basketball road trips, lax is back, tennis, and more!