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Monday’s Arizin: Villanova’s Longest Active Winning Streaks

Monday’s Arizin: Villanova’s Longest Active Winning Streaks

Villanova looks to extend their streak against DePaul tomorrow, but is it the school’s longest active win streak? Happy Monday Nova Nation! As Villanova looks to re-establish another winning streak following their bounce back win over Georgetown, here comes DePaul right on schedule! The Wildcats will be going for their 22nd consecutive win over the Blue Demons, which got me wondering if this is Villanova’s longest active winning streak? Well it turns out, Villanova is on A LOT of winning streaks. Even if I limit the number to active streaks with at least 5 wins, that...
Jan 23, 2022
Three takeaways from Villanova’s 85-74 win over Georgetown

Three takeaways from Villanova’s 85-74 win over Georgetown

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports The ‘Cats regrouped and got it done on the road. The Villanova Wildcats responded to a rare home loss to Marquette with an 85-74 victory against Georgetown. The win keeps the ‘Cats within shouting distance of Providence at the top of the Big East standings. Meanwhile, this game marks the Hoyas fifth-straight conference loss for the first time in program history. Here are three takeaways from the game Tale of Two Halves Villanova got off to a poor start, trailing Georgetown 40-37 at half-time. The ‘Cats struggled early on against...
Jan 22, 2022
Villanova overcomes slow start in 85-74 win over Georgetown

Villanova overcomes slow start in 85-74 win over Georgetown

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports Who says the ‘Cats can’t close? Villanova finishes strong after slow start against Georgetown. After collapsing offensively down the stretch in a tough loss to Marquette on Wednesday night, there were no letdowns this time around for the Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats suffered a slow start, trailing Georgetown at the half, but they turned it up in the second half. Villanova particularly shot well down the stretch, making six of its last seven shot attempts and going 8-for-8 from the free throw line to close out an 85-74 win on the...
Jan 22, 2022
Georgetown: The Game Chat

Georgetown: The Game Chat

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ What’s a Hoya? Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 12:00pm ET #11 Villanova Wildcats (13-5, 6-2) vs. Georgetown Hoyas (6-9, 0-4) KenPom: Villanova: 5 | Georgetown: 161 Capital One Arena Where: Washington, DC TV/Streaming: FOX Watch on FuboTV Odds by DraftKings: Villanova -OFF Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova looks to return to their winning ways as they travel to the Nation’s Capital to take on the Georgetown Hoyas. This is your game thread for discussion. Have...
Jan 21, 2022
Preview: #11 Villanova Wildcats at Georgetown Hoyas

Preview: #11 Villanova Wildcats at Georgetown Hoyas

Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports ‘Cats travel to DC for a Saturday matinee match-up The #11 Villanova Wildcats will tip off against the Georgetown Hoyas tomorrow afternoon in the nation’s capital. The ‘Cats, coming off a disappointing home loss at the hands of Marquette, will be looking to right the ship against a Georgetown team that has lost 5 in a row. The Hoyas have yet to secure a conference win this season and presently sit in the Big East basement at 0-4. The Hoyas’ most impressive win this season thus far is a 4-point squeaker over 9-9 Syracuse. As for...
Jan 21, 2022
TGIF’s Arizin: Did Villanova Win The Big 5 This Year?

TGIF’s Arizin: Did Villanova Win The Big 5 This Year?

So... are we ever going to see that Temple game? Happy Friday Nova Nation! In between shaking off that loss to Marquette and a short road trip down to DC to face Georgetown, I figured we’d take a step back and wonder what happens with the Big 5 Title this season? As you may recall, the lone game Villanova has had postponed due to COVID was the Temple game in late December when the Owl’s program went on pause. Villanova had already swept its first three Big 5 opponents, so the ‘Cats remain undefeated and in line for their record breaking 28th title which would finally...
Jan 20, 2022
Three Takeaways from Villanova’s loss against Marquette

Three Takeaways from Villanova’s loss against Marquette

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports ‘Cats drop their first-ever game to Marquette in the Finn. Back in the Finneran Pavilion, the Villanova Wildcats battled against the Marquette Golden Eagles losing a tough one, 57-54. The winning streak from the Finn is cut at 29, and Marquette earns its first ever win in the on-campus arena. The first half seemed like a steady back and forth. Shaka Smart and the Golden Eagles were well-prepared and capitalized on sloppy switches along the arc. Coming out with a hot hand, Justin Moore kept the ‘Cats in the game scoring a quick 10....
Jan 20, 2022
The Sun’s Arizin: Are Free Throws the Key?

The Sun’s Arizin: Are Free Throws the Key?

Do the Wildcats need to do a better job getting to the charity stripe? Happy Thursday Nova Nation! Let’s start with the best thing that came out of last night’s game, Josh Hart’s jersey retirement. Thank you again Josh for everything you helped this program achieve during and following your time at Villanova! A thank you from @JoshHart to @NovaMBB and their fans as his jersey was retired tonight by the school pic.twitter.com/UNliju9FLd— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 20, 2022 Now let’s get into the not so happy part of last night, the loss. As...
Jan 20, 2022
State of the Nova Nation: Winning Streak Over, Hart’s Night and Your Questions!

State of the Nova Nation: Winning Streak Over, Hart’s Night and Your Questions!

VU Hoops Marquette stomps ‘Nova’s winning streak and old questions rear their ugly heads. The podcast is also available for free on iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Stitcher and Spotify (a bit later in the day)! You may also listen to the newest episode at the very bottom of the post. Episode Description: Emma and Pat record a game recap of Marquette’s victory over Villanova at the Finn, 57-54. The duo discuss Marquette’s havoc defense, ‘Nova’s inability to score and question whether bench depth has once again become an issue for Jay Wright’s...
Jan 19, 2022
Red-hot Marquette stuns Villanova, 57-54

Red-hot Marquette stuns Villanova, 57-54

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Golden Eagles came away with the win after a clutch go-ahead three by Justin Lewis. Both Villanova and Marquette entered their Big East matchup with their own winning streaks, but Wednesday night belonged to the Golden Eagles. Justin Lewis knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer to lift Marquette to victory, hitting the decisive shot with 11.9 seconds left in the game. Villanova’s attempts to salvage the game were off the mark, and the Golden Eagles hung on for the 57-54 win. It was a closely contested game, with Villanova trailing...
Jan 19, 2022
Marquette: The Game Chat

Marquette: The Game Chat

Set Number: X161842 TK1 Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 8:00pm ET #11 Villanova Wildcats (13-4, 561) vs. Marquette Golden Eagles (12-6, 4-3) KenPom: Villanova: 3 | Marquette: 47 Finneran Pavilion Where: Villanova, PA TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network Watch on FuboTV Odds by DraftKings: Villanova -13.5 Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details. Villanova puts their six-game winning streak on the line as they host Marquette for the first time this season. This is your game thread for discussion. Have fun...and...
Jan 19, 2022
Game Day’s Arizin: Remembering Josh Hart’s Villnova Career

Game Day’s Arizin: Remembering Josh Hart’s Villnova Career

Josh Hart has more than earned the honors and accolades he’ll receive in tonight’s ceremony Happy Game Day Nova Nation! There’s plenty of primers and previews out there for tonight’s Marquette game, including our own Dan Reagan’s Game Preview. But today we’re going to focus a little more on the ceremony that will take place at halftime tonight, as one of Villanova’s All-Time greats is celebrated. Josh Hart will have his jersey raised to the rafters, and he certainly deserves the honor. Let’s get into all the reasons why. When I describe Hart as one of the...
Jan 18, 2022
Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

Game Preview: Marquette Golden Eagles

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Two red-hot teams collide at the Pavilion. Riding a six-game winning streak, Villanova plays back-to-back home games for the first time all year Wednesday night when they host Marquette (12-6, 4-3). Marquette has quickly recovered from an 0-3 start in the Big East by winning four-straight games. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. I have a sneaking suspicion we’ll be seeing our old friend Steve Lappas on the call. Let’s dive in for what else to look for. Out with the Woj and in with the Havoc Villanova blew out...
Jan 18, 2022
Updating The Big East Regular Season Championship Race

Updating The Big East Regular Season Championship Race

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ With the window for rescheduling games closing, how will canceled games effect this year’s Big East Championship race? Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! After dropping their first game of Big East play, the Villanova Wildcats have rattled off six consecutive wins to put them back atop the conference standings. Nova is one of just two teams left in the conference with just one loss, the other being the Providence Friars. Providence is coming off a COVID pause that postponed three games against some of the leagues toughest competition. So for now,...
Jan 18, 2022
Tuesday’s Arizin: Eric Dixon is Unlocking Villanova’s Offense

Tuesday’s Arizin: Eric Dixon is Unlocking Villanova’s Offense

The Wildcat’s big man has been exceptional over Nova’s six game winning streak Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! Our good friend Emma Houghton from The State Of The Nova Nation Podcast posed an interesting question during the Butler game on Sunday: Since Bryan Antoine’s return on 12/17:61.5 pts allowed70.1 pts scoredGillespie: 18.6 ppgMoore: 16.3 ppgIs Nova’s stretch of dominance (5-1) in this time span due to BA’s return?— Emma Houghton (@emma_houghton9) January 16, 2022 It certainly has been great to see Antoine starting to contribute as part of the rotation, and...