March 13, 2013
When: Tuesday through Saturday. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York. TV: ESPNU (Tuesday), ESPN2 (Wednesday), ESPN (Wednesday through Saturday). City Six: Villanova is the No. 7 seed and meets No. 10 St. John's at 7 p.m. Wednesday (ESPN2) in the second round. The quarterfinals are Thursday (noon, 2, 7 and 9 p.m.), semifinals Friday (7 and 9) and championship game Saturday (8:30). First round: Seton Hall vs. South Florida, 7 p.m.; Rutgers vs. DePaul, 9 p.m. - Joe Juliano
March 7, 2013 |
Elena Delle Donne scored 24 points, Danielle Parker reached 1,000 career rebounds, and No. 16 Delaware scored the first 16 points to defeat Georgia State, 86-58, on Wednesday night in its regular-season finale in Newark, Del. Parker, playing in her school-record 138th game, had 12 rebounds, and Lauren Carra scored 15 points for the Blue Hens (26-3, 17-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who set a school record with their 22d consecutive victory, surpassing a mark set last season. The Blue Hens' last loss was by 69-53 to Maryland on Dec. 20. Kendra Long scored 14 points and Cody Paulk had 12 for the Panthers (13-16, 5-13)
February 26, 2013 |
Missing its best player, Duke didn't skip a beat in a surprisingly easy victory over a ranked conference foe. Elizabeth Williams scored 16 points and the No. 5 Blue Devils shook off the absence of injured point guard Chelsea Gray to beat No. 8 Maryland, 75-59, on Sunday in College Park, Md. Alexis Jones added 15 points for the 26-1, 16-0 Blue Devils, who won their 10th straight game, clinched the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title,...
February 11, 2013 |
Host Oklahoma held off No. 5 Kansas, 72-66, Saturday to give the Jayhawks their first three-game losing streak in eight years. Both teams got out to a crisp start, but the problem for Kansas was at the other end. The Sooners (15-7, 6-4 Big 12) hit 15 of their first 25 shots and jumped out to an insurmountable lead. Kansas (19-4, 7-3) had the nation's longest winning streak at 18 games - and was ranked No. 1 - before losing three straight for the first time since February 2005.
February 7, 2013 |
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Ryan Arcidiacono said he had a simple solution after hitting just one of his first six shots on Tuesday against DePaul. "I just kept shooting," said the Wildcat freshman. "Once the first one went in, in the second half, I thought everything was going in. " Arcidiancono collected a game-high 23 points and five teammates scored in double figures as the Wildcats claimed a 94-71 Big East blowout win at Allstate Arena. Villanova (14-9, 5-5) sprinted from a 40-40 halftime tie - including scores on 11 of its first 12 possessions - to eventually overwhelm the hosts.
February 6, 2013 |
ROSEMONT, Ill. - Villanova learned Tuesday night that basketball can be an easy game when the five players on the floor simply make an extra pass or two. Two days after poor and rushed shots led to a deflating home defeat against Providence, the Wildcats conducted a near-clinic in the second half against DePaul, erupting for 54 points on 68.8 percent shooting and rolling to a 94-71 rout of the Blue Demons at Allstate Arena. This hardly looked like the same team. Villanova (14-9, 5-5 Big East)
January 10, 2013 |
Villanova led from start to finish Wednesday night in a 65-45 Big East win over visiting DePaul that ended the Blue Demons' win streak at six games. Rachel Roberts scored a career-high 19 points for the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0 Big East), while the Blue Demons fell to 12-4 and 1-1. Richard Stockton 86, Rowan 50 - Che'Na Thompson (Salem) scored 18 points, including the 1,000th of her career, in the Ospreys' New Jersey Athletic Conference win over the host Profs (4-11, 0-7 NJAC)
January 10, 2013
TAYLOR HOLEMAN and Rachel Roberts each notched career-high point totals as Villanova topped visiting DePaul, 65-45, in a women's Big East game Wednesday. Roberts scored 19 points and Holeman added 14 to lead the Wildcats (12-2, 2-0), who shot only 3-for-25 from the arc. Holeman tied a school record by not missing in seven attempts from the field, tying the mark set by Trish Juhline vs. Connecticut in 2002. Devon Kane added 10 points for Villanova, which shot 67 percent on two-point attempts and led by as many as 24 points late in the game.
December 16, 2012 |
The college sports world reconfigured yet again Saturday - and the local college scene realigned - when Villanova and six other schools officially informed the Big East they will withdraw from the conference. For Villanova, the move ends a decades-long partnership with the Big East, a conference that had become an unrecognizable amalgamation of schools scattered around the country because of marquee defections and a mass of additions. With new additions from North Carolina to California, few outside the league offices could even say which teams would be in the league in a particular year.
March 7, 2012 |
JEREMY LAMB scored 25 points and Ryan Boatright added 19 to lead Connecticut to an 81-67 victory over DePaul in the first of four Big East Tournament first-round games at New York's Madison Square Garden yesterday. The ninth-seeded Huskies, the defending Big East Tournament and national champion, had coach Jim Calhoun back on the bench for the second game. He had back surgery just 8 days ago after missing eight games, of which the ninth-seeded Huskies (19-12) won only three. Cleveland Melvin and Moses Morgan both had 19 points for the 16th-seeded Blue Demons (12-19)