March 18, 2008 |
Villanova (15-15) accepted one of 18 at-large bids last night to the 48-team Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Wildcats will host American (18-13) tomorrow night at a time to be announced. American won the Patriot League's regular-season championship.
February 1, 2012
Lauren Burford scored 17 points to lead Villanova past Big East foe Seton Hall, 62-53, in women's basketball last night from the Pavilion. Laura Sweeney added 16 and Rachel Roberts netted 10 as the Wildcats (14-8, 4-5 Big East) shot an impressive 12-of-27 from the beyond the arc. Jazzmine Johnson scored a game-high 24 points in the loss for Seton Hall (7-16, 0-9 BE).
December 13, 2012
Carolina Coyer scored 12 points as Villanova held off visiting Princeton, 61-54, in a women's game Tuesday. Laura Sweeney added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats (8-1), which saw its early second half lead of 15 fall to four with five minutes to go. Niveen Rasheed's 15 points led players in double figures for Princeton (6-4).
November 17, 2009 |
Villanova climbed one spot to No. 2 in the Sports Network's Football Championship Subdivision poll. The Wildcats received 38 first-place votes in the Division I-AA poll that was released yesterday. Southern Illinois, which is in the top spot for the second week, garnered 49 first-place votes. Montana (45) is ranked third, followed by Richmond and William and Mary. Villanova, Richmond, and William and Mary remain in contention for the Colonial Athletic Association's automatic bid for the NCAA playoffs.
February 27, 1996 |
The Villanova women's team had a hard time putting the ball in the hoop last night, but it wasn't for lack of trying. The Wildcats attempted 70 field goals, but sank only 21 en route to an 85-51 loss to No. 3 Connecticut in a Big East game before 8,241 fans at the Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Villanova (20-6 overall, 13-5 Big East) shot just 25.8 percent from the field in the first half and trailed, 34-18, at halftime. No Wildcat scored in double figures and no starter had more than seven points.
November 8, 1991 |
Greg Woodard didn't lose his shooting touch during the summer. Villanova's senior shooter had a game-high 25 points last night as the Wildcats beat Marathon Oil, 82-76, in an exhibition game at duPont Pavilion. Woodard had four of Villanova's nine three-point shots and also showed a quick move to the basket as he cut inside for several layups. Lance Miller, who had been a versatile forward for two years, has been made into a guard this season and seemed to be picking up the position well so far. Playing both the point and two-guard spots last night, Miller scored 12 points, had five rebounds and, as coach Rollie Massimino noted with the hint of a smile, had no turnovers.
September 15, 1989 |
The Villanova Wildcats, coming off a stinging defeat at the hands of Holy Cross, will find themselves facing an even stauncher challenge tomorrow. The Wildcats will do battle in the den of the Black Bears of the University of Maine, and with the wounds of last week's 38-17 defeat still fresh, this game serves as somewhat of an acid test for the young, inexperienced team. Holy Cross was ranked eighth among the NCAA's Division I-AA teams and the unbeaten Bears bring a 20th-rated squad into tomorrow's game.
October 28, 2006 |
Villanova started and ended last season ranked No. 5 nationally, but will start this season out of the top 25. In the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll released yesterday, the Wildcats were not ranked. They did receive 39 votes. The indication is that Villanova has some rebuilding to do after losing key players such as Randy Foye, Allan Ray and Kyle Lowry, all of whom are in the NBA. Florida, which beat Villanova in last season's NCAA tournament Elite Eight en route to the national championship, took the No. 1 spot.
September 5, 2009 |
Villanova fans may talk about Nick Yako's winning field goal as time expired. They will probably praise the Wildcats' offense for producing 13 unanswered fourth-quarter points. But Villanova's defense was the difference in Thursday's 27-24 victory over Temple in the inaugural Mayor's Cup game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Wildcats (1-0) recorded five takeaways - three interceptions and two fumble recoveries - in what was a bend-but-don't-break performance. Villanova's last takeaway set up Yako's magical moment.
October 10, 2003 |
Daccus Turman had three short touchdown runs and South Carolina survived visiting Kentucky's fourth-quarter rally to win its fourth straight over the Wildcats, 27-21, last night. The Gamecocks (4-2, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) looked on their way to an easy victory, leading by 27-7 through three quarters and with Wildcats senior quarterback Jared Lorenzen out of the game after a helmet-to-helmet hit from defensive lineman Moe Thompson. But Kentucky backup Shane Boyd led two touchdown drives in the final quarter.