Drexel women beat James Madison, 51-48, with 17-point comeback; Villanova women drop contest vs. Seton Hall

Drexel is usually built to play off of its defense, but the offense had to step up as the defense locked in during the rally.

Drexel women beat James Madison, 51-48, with 17-point comeback; Villanova women drop contest vs. Seton Hall

Drexel is usually built to play off of its defense, but the offense had to step up as the defense locked in during the rally.

No. 8 Villanova must deal with the sturdy defense of Butler on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse

The Bulldogs are last in the Big East in scoring and field-goal percentage. But they play defense well and are tough at home, two areas that have Jay Wright's attention.

No. 8 Villanova must deal with the sturdy defense of Butler on Sunday at Hinkle Fieldhouse

The Bulldogs are last in the Big East in scoring and field-goal percentage. But they play defense well and are tough at home, two areas that have Jay Wright's attention.

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For Villanova, spring football in 2021 means actual games | Mike Jensen

A shortened spring season starts March 6 at Stony Brook.
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For Villanova, spring football in 2021 means actual games | Mike Jensen

A shortened spring season starts March 6 at Stony Brook.
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Members of the Villanova bench have come around slowly to contribute in practice and games

Pauses due to the coronavirus during the season has limited the time that Jay Wright has had to work with his young bench players, but they have made significant contributions in practice and games.

St. Joseph’s upsets Dayton, La Salle beats Duquesne in men’s hoops; Villanova women win at Providence in OT

Ryan Daly added 25 points for the Hawks, who knocked down 18 three-point baskets and gained their third win of the season.

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Is Villanova a Final Four team? When you win 2 NCAA titles, that’s always the question. | Mike Jensen

This team is a work in progress, but nobody would be excited to see the Wildcats next on the schedule. And they're good enough to win any one game, Gonzaga included.

Villanova controls its rematch against St. John’s from the outset, rolls to an 81-58 victory

The Wildcats, who lost by 70-59 in the first meeting of the two teams on Feb. 3 in New York, had control of this game from the start.

Villanova seeks to improve from the last time it faced St. John’s on Tuesday

The Wildcats lost the first meeting of the two teams, 70-59, on Feb. 3 in New York. Coach Jay Wright said they must do a better job this time against the Red Storm's speed and physicality.

Villanova’s defense comes to the front in a 68-60 victory over Connecticut

The Wildcats defense, which had ranked near the bottom in the Big East, established season lows for field-goal percentage defense and three-point defense against the Huskies.

No. 10 Villanova and Connecticut renew their Big East rivalry on Saturday

The Wildcats and Huskies haven't played a Big East game since 2013, the year UConn left the conference. The two teams have met four times since with Villanova winning the last three.

Villanova and Jay Wright look ahead to how COVID-19 will challenge the Big East and NCAA tournaments

The Wildcats coach feels his team can be safe in the bubbles for the Big East and NCAA tournaments but recognizes the challenges of keeping everyone healthy.

Villanova drops to No. 10 in AP poll following Creighton loss

The Wildcats dropped five spots after Saturday's 86-70 loss to the Bluejays. It marked their lowest ranking since they were 12th in Week 2 following an overtime loss to Virginia Tech.

No. 19 Creighton controls the tempo and shoots the lights out in an 86-70 upset win over No. 5 Villanova

The Wildcats shot just 37.5% from the floor and allowed the most points and the highest shooting percentage (59.3%) to an opponent all season.

Jay Wright hopes Villanova’s defense starts clicking Saturday at Creighton

The Wildcats' offense has played terrific basketball in the team's last two wins, but the defense isn't where Wright wants it to be.

The Big Ten is everywhere among the country’s top-ranked teams. Will a national title follow?

The league has seven teams in this week's top 25. Michigan and Ohio State are strong possibilities to be No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament.

Women’s City Six notebook: La Salle and St. Joe’s searching for wins, Villanova coming back Tuesday from COVID pause

La Salle and St. Joe's have big weekends ahead after losses tough games against top teams in the A-10.

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