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Villanova Basketball Game Recaps

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.

Big 5 Beatdown: ‘Cats run through La Salle 72-46

The ‘Cats give a dominant defensive performance to open Big Five play.

‘Nova falls to Boilermakers

‘Cats fumble a late 11-point lead, as Purdue dominates the final stretch of the game.

Villanova handles Tennessee in 71-53 win

Villanova dominates for a full 40 minutes in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.

Villanova hangs 100 in bounce-back win over Howard

Both teams brought their firepower, but the Wildcats pulled away at the end.

Villanova wins season opener over Mt. St. Mary’s

The Wildcats have now won 19 straight season openers.

Baylor ends Nova’s season

Turnovers, scoring droughts, and Bears, oh my!