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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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October 4, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.).
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December 3, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 21, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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January 16, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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November 16, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
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.
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January 15, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
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.
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August 28, 2012 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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February 2, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
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.
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January 15, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, STAFF WRITER
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.
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December 14, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.).
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November 28, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - After Villanova shot and rebounded as poorly as it had in some time in an NIT Season Tipoff contest against Stanford, Villanova coach Jay Wright spent the rest of Thanksgiving Day being thankful for his defense. The eighth-ranked Wildcats shot 30.6 percent from the field and were outrebounded, 55-35, by the Cardinal. Yet they repeatedly came up with the defense they needed to limit Stanford to 26 percent shooting and force 23 turnovers in a 59-45 victory at the Barclays Center.
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November 22, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
LAST SEASON, Kris Jenkins had to wait his turn. The 6-6, 240-pound forward averaged 6.3 points and two rebounds in 18.6 minutes per game as he spent his sophomore season behind seniors JayVaughn Pinkston and leading-scorer Darrun Hilliard on a Villanova team that won 33 games and the Big East regular-season championship. Now, the junior from Upper Marlboro, Md., is one of coach Jay Wright's starters and a go-to scorer, and he's taking full advantage of his increased opportunities.
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October 4, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
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.
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March 2, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
CINCINNATI - Before the first whistle even sounded Saturday in the Cintas Center, Villanova officially had captured the Big East Conference regular-season championship. But the sixth-ranked Wildcats wanted to put an exclamation point on the achievement against Xavier. The Cats stunned the excited sellout crowd of 10,250 in the second half by rallying from a nine-point deficit, limiting the Musketeers to one three-point basket and 32-percent shooting, and rolling to a 78-66 victory, their 10th consecutive win. The Wildcats (27-2, 14-2 Big East)
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November 26, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Villanova discovered Monday night how much easier the game of basketball can be when you make shots. The 12th-ranked Wildcats entered the Legends Classic semifinal against No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth hitting just 26 percent of their three-point attempts. But they found their shooting stroke from deep in the second half and rolled to a 77-53 victory over the Rams at the Barclays Center. Villanova (4-0) advanced to the championship game Tuesday night against No. 19 Michigan, a 70-63 winner over Oregon.
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November 19, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The rules said that 12th-ranked Villanova had to play 40 minutes of basketball Monday night against Maryland-Eastern Shore, even though the Legends Classic first-round game ceased being competitive well before halftime. So Wildcats coach Jay Wright worked on different things on offense and defense and made sure he gave everyone in his regular nine-man rotation plenty of playing time. One of them was 6-foot-6 sophomore forward Kris Jenkins, who played 20 minutes and posted team highs of 15 points and four steals in the Wildcats' 81-44 victory over the Hawks at the Pavilion.
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