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Villanova Basketball Game Recaps

‘Nova ends losing streak with Oklahoma win

Cam Whitmore added a much needed spark to the Wildcats’ rotation, and Caleb Daniels was efficient on the floor.

Villanova falls to Oregon in PK85 Invitational finale, 74-67

The ‘Cats go winless in Portland and take last place at the Phil Knight Invitational.

Iowa State outlasts Villanova in overtime, 81-79

The ‘Cats gave the Cyclones a scare in the second half and in overtime, but couldn’t overtake them.

Villanova’s comeback falls short against Michigan State in 73-71 loss

The Wildcats showed some encouraging signs in the final minutes, but they have some work to do before flying out to a loaded PK85 Invitational field.

‘Cats turn it around in 2nd to defeat Delaware State

It was scary in the first half, before the ‘Cats got themselves going in the second half.

Dixon, Daniels shine on opening night as Villanova defeats La Salle, 81-68

The Kyle Neptune era begins with a wire-to-wire win over Big 5 opponent La Salle.

Villanova falls to Kansas in Final Four, 81-65

Undermanned, but no shortage of fight in the Wildcats’ Final Four loss.

‘Nova heading to Final Four

The ‘Cats are headed back to the Final Four. Four Wildcats landed on the all-tournament South Region team, led by Big Game Jermaine.

Villanova marches past Michigan into Elite 8

The Wildcats defeat Michigan once again in San Antonio.

‘Nova heading to Sweet 16

For the second straight year and the fourth time out of the last six NCAA Tournaments, the ‘Cats dance on to the Sweet 16.

‘Nova downs Delaware in 1st Round

After a slow start, the ‘Cats stormed ahead of the Blue Hens with a 23-2 run midway through the game.

Villanova wins the Big East crown, holds off Creighton in 54-48 win

The Wildcats win their fifth Big East Tournament since realignment.

‘Nova defeats UConn, heads to Championship

UConn dared Jermaine Samuels and Brandon Slater to shoot, and so, they did.

‘Nova weathers the Storm

Things looked dire for the 'Cats but they were able to survive and advance.

Villanova ends regular season with Butler beatdown, wins 78-59

The ‘Cats ended the regular season in ideal fashion, with their second beat down of Butler this season. This time, at a place that has given them headaches in recent years.

‘Nova knocks off Providence

The ‘Cats finish the season 12-1 at home.

‘Nova tops Hoyas on Senior Night

The No. 10-ranked Wildcats got the Senior Night win and took the all-time series lead with the win over Georgetown on Saturday.

Gillespie drops 33 points in Villanova’s 89-84 win over Providence

Collin Gillespie sets a new career-high as Villanova edges out the Friars in a battle of top 10-ranked teams.

Villanova steps it up in crunch time in 73-67 win over Seton Hall

The Wildcats grinded out a win down the stretch.

Villanova survives late-game surge by St. John’s, wins 75-69

The Wildcats weathered the storm and a late 23-6 run by the Johnnies.

No. 12 Villanova defeats No. 17 UConn, 85-74

Even without Justin Moore, the ‘Cats took down the Huskies.

‘Cats Scare Blue Demons Back to Chicago, win 67-43

Villanova gets back to its winning ways at the Finn.

‘Cats defeat Hoyas, 85-74

Who says the ‘Cats can’t close? Villanova finishes strong after slow start against Georgetown.

Red-hot Marquette stuns Villanova, 57-54

The Golden Eagles came away with the win after a clutch go-ahead three by Justin Lewis.

Villanova escapes Xavier, 64-60, for another Big East road win

The 'Cats were able to hang on against the Musketeers in a really close finish.

Villanova’s second-half surge lifts ‘Cats to 79-64 win over DePaul

They had us in the first half, not gonna lie.

No. 22 Villanova holds off No. 15 Seton Hall in 73-67 win

The Pirates might’ve been missing a few key players, but they didn’t make it easy for the ‘Cats.

No. 23 Villanova powers past No. 18 Xavier, 71-58

The Wildcats are back in the win column.

‘Nova loses by 20 in Omaha

The Wildcats’ shooting struggles persist as the Bluejays defeat Villanova to open conference play.

No. 2 Baylor shuts down No. 6 Villanova, 57-36

The Bears clamped the ‘Cats and should be the clear-cut No. 1-ranked team in the next AP poll.

‘Cats Squeeze Orange in the Big Apple, 67-53

Syracuse hung tough, but could not handle Villanova on the glass as the Wildcats outlasted the Orange, 67-53, in Madison Square Garden.

Hawk is Dead: Villanova dominates St. Joseph’s, 81-52

Once again, the Hawk is Dead.