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December 25, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova knew that its supposed mismatch against NJIT would be anything but a pre-Christmas basketball cakewalk. Can you say Michigan? NJIT made national news when it hit the road and defeated then-No. 17 Michigan, 72-70, on Dec. 6. The Highlanders flirted with another upset of a nationally ranked foe Tuesday before Villanova finally regrouped. Trailing by 48-41 early in the second half, Villanova went on a 20-3 run to assume control for good in a 92-67 win at the Pavilion.
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December 24, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
MAURICE HOWARD stared across the court with a wry smile. His son's team was winning against his son's team. But the St. Joseph's Prep and Maryland great knew which team was supposed to be winning. Mo's son Ky, the all-time leading scorer at The Shipley School who went to prep school in New England searching for a Division I scholarship, had nine assists in the game's first 23 minutes. His team, Michigan-killer NJIT, was leading No. 7 Villanova in its own building by seven points.
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December 23, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
VILLANOVA WAS unbeaten, playing beautifully and mostly crushing everybody. Syracuse was not playing well at all and came to the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday as the worst three-point shooting team in the country. This was not that 'Cuse team and, for the longest time, it was not that 'Nova team, either. The 'Cuse led by 15 with 90 seconds to go in the first half and five with 12 seconds left in regulation. Villanova (11-0) is still unbeaten, one of nine remaining. Syracuse (6-4)
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December 22, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
A crowd of 18,369 that provided an electric atmosphere Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center had to think in the closing moments of regulation that Syracuse was going to turn out the lights on seventh-ranked Villanova's undefeated season. But the Wildcats, who never led and trailed for all but 24 seconds in regulation, dug deep to score five consecutive points to send the game into overtime and then controlled the extra period with defense and free throws to pull out an 82-77 win over the Orange.
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December 22, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Were Villanova fans going to storm the court just for forcing overtime? It was that kind of Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. The home team trailed for all but 24 seconds of regulation. The visiting team was Syracuse. "I think sometimes we don't thank our rivals enough," Villanova coach Jay Wright said later. "When Syracuse comes in here, this place is rocking. I'll tell you, I don't like it when they have a lead at the end and this place is chanting, 'Let's go Orange.' But I know our people get fired up when they come in here.
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December 22, 2014 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
Somewhere inside the Palestra, Philadelphia's college basketball cathedral, there is a plaque with Lisa Gedaka's likeness - the token of her induction into the Big Five Hall of Fame after her playing career at Villanova. Lisa's daughter, Mary, remembers seeing it in eighth grade on a visit to the University City arena with her middle-school team. Some players shy away from their parents' footsteps. Mary Gedaka - who this past week made an oral commitment to her mother's alma mater - has a different take.
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December 17, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News taff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
UNDER ANDY TALLEY, Villanova has had a great tradition of prolific quarterbacks, from Kirk Schulz to Chris Boden to Brett Gordon to Chris Whitney. And there were plenty of other really good ones in between. But none of them had the kind of career that John Robertson is putting together. Two years ago, the North Jersey native won the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in FCS. And last night, the dual-threat redshirt junior added the Walter Payton Award that goes to the best player at his level.
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December 16, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
No. 7 Villanova lit up Temple in an 85-62 victory Sunday at the Pavilion, but Owls coach Fran Dunphy was not ready to complain about his team's defense. The 85 points 'Nova scored were the most allowed by Temple this season. Villanova shot 56 percent from the field in the first half and made 52.9 percent of its field goals for the game. Dunphy was asked if his team had regressed on defense. "No, not really," he responded. Dunphy saw what everyone else saw from the Owls: an ineffective offense that continues to be a bigger problem.
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December 16, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
It took Villanova 10 games before finally coming up with a 20-point scorer. In fact, in the seventh-ranked Wildcats' 85-62 Big Five victory Sunday over Temple at the Pavilion, they placed two players at the 20-point plateau. While 'Nova coach Jay Wright doesn't care who gets the points for his team from game to game, he was pleased to see how the Cats (10-0, 3-0 Big Five) worked to get points for Josh Hart and Darrun Hilliard, who scored exactly 20 with only seven field-goal attempts each.
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