March 21, 2015 |
PITTSBURGH - With all the problems Lafayette had to deal with, stone walls around the inside, that grab bag of Villanova shooters around the perimeter - another one appeared at the scorer's table, making it practically a pile-on. Villanova's eighth player to check in, a guy who played less than all the others in Thursday's first half of their NCAA East Regional opener, was the one who took care of things for good. One moment, Lafayette fans who had filled Section 111 of the Consol Energy Center almost as soon as the doors opened were looking at a best-case scenario, their Leopards practically sticking around.
October 4, 2015 |
When asked for a general assessment of what he has seen so far in fall workouts, Villanova coach Jay Wright didn't specifically name his most heralded freshman. Asked after Friday's practice about what has stuck out to him, Wright did say, "Our freshmen are very competitive. They've got good basketball IQs so they've come in and fit in right away, which is impressive. " Jalen Brunson, Donte DiVincenzo and Tim Delaney are the newcomers. Brunson is the one who will get the most attention, and have the ball in his hands the most.
December 14, 2015 |
Who: La Salle (4-3, 0-1 Big Five) at Villanova (7-1, 1-0). When/where: Sunday, 5 p.m.; the Pavilion. TV/radio: Fox Sports 1; WTEL-AM (610). Villanova top three: Josh Hart (14.6 ppg., 7.3 rpg.); Ryan Arcidiacono (12.1 ppg., 3.8 apg., 49.3 FG percentage); Kris Jenkins (11.5 ppg., 3.8 rpg.). La Salle top three: Jordan Price (25.9 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 53.0 FG percentage); Cleon Roberts (12.9 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 2.6 steals); Johnnie Shuler (10.4 ppg., 5.4 rpg.).
December 3, 2013 |
Villanova returned Sunday from the Bahamas with the championship trophy from the Battle 4 Atlantis and increased confidence that it will contend in the Big East, and perhaps nationally. Thanks to victories over second-ranked Kansas in the semifinals and No. 23 Iowa in Saturday night's title game, the Wildcats (7-0) could become the conference's highest-ranked team when the latest Associated Press top 25 poll is released on Monday. But while he reveled in watching his players celebrate on the floor at the Atlantis Casino Resort in Paradise Island, Jay Wright provided some perspective.
July 21, 2011 |
Myra Kraft, the wife of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and a hard-working philanthropist dedicated to numerous causes, died yesterday. She was 68. She died after a battle with cancer, the NFL team said in a statement. "We are all heartbroken," the statement said, adding that the philanthropic community has "suffered a great loss. " Myra Hiatt Kraft was an active and powerful force in her family's foundation and served on the boards of varied community and charitable organizations.
January 16, 2014 |
Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright has a pleasant problem - finding more minutes for two freshman rotation players, 6-foot-5 guard Josh Hart and 6-6 forward Kris Jenkins. Hart is averaging 9.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 22.6 minutes a game. Jenkins gave the Wildcats the lead for good with a three-pointer in Saturday's 74-67 win over St. John's. He is averaging 3.9 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.6 minutes. "I am looking to get them time because they have earned it and deserve it," Wright said.
November 16, 2012 |
LA SALLE High junior guard Amar Stukes has signed a national letter of intent to play for La Salle University. Stukes, 6-1, averaged 13.4 points as a junior and made first-team All-Catholic League. "I like everything about Amar Stukes as a person and as a player," Explorers coach John Giannini said. "On the court he is a highly intelligent and unselfish playmaker. He is also a long, quick, and committed defender. As a person, he will represent us with great character. "I feel he will be a cornerstone player who we can depend upon and build around in future years.
January 15, 2016 |
It was one of those strange games Wednesday night at the Pavilion where it looked as if Villanova wasn't going to have a battle on its hands against a young Marquette squad, and then suddenly had one. The sixth-ranked Wildcats blew a 16-point lead in the first half and trailed by one at the break. They spurted out to a 19-point margin in the second half but needed to be precise from the free-throw line in the final three minutes to gain an 83-68 victory over the Golden Eagles at the Pavilion.
February 2, 2016 |
NEW YORK - With Villanova throwing the ball all over Madison Square Garden, and without Daniel Ochefu rebounding and clogging up the middle defensively, the Wildcats looked like anything but the sixth-ranked team in the nation Sunday in the first half against spirited St. John's. The Cats, however, shot the ball much better in the second half, connecting on exactly 50 percent of their shots, and dominated the backboards in the absence of Ochefu to capture a 68-53 Big East victory over the Red Storm before a crowd of 12,713.
August 28, 2012 |
VILLANOVA'S basketball program has received its first verbal commitment for the Class of 2013. Kris Jenkins, a 6-5, 250-pound power forward from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., broke the news Sunday afternoon on a radio show down there. He didn't play much in this summer's AAU circuit after suffering a broken left pinkie finger, after averaging almost 20 points and 18 rebounds last season. He's rated the 63rd-best player in the country by Rivals.com and the 18th best at his position by Scout.com.