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Villanova Basketball Game Recaps

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!

‘Nova is heading to the Sweet 16!

After a bit of a slow start early on, the ‘Cats dominated.

‘Nova advances past Winthrop

The Wildcats are moving on to the round of 32.

Villanova falls to Georgetown in 72-71 quarterfinal thriller

The top-seeded ‘Cats fell to the Hoyas.

Injured Villanova falls short at Providence, loses 54-52

In a lackluster shooting performance, Villanova lost its fourth straight road game and had another guard go down.

Villanova beats Creighton, 72-60, in bittersweet Senior Night win

The ‘Cats stepped up and secured the win after senior leader Collin Gillespie went down with a knee injury.

Butler upsets No. 8 Villanova, 73-61

The Wildcats had another unpleasant experience at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Villanova’s fast start sets tone in 81-58 win over St. John’s

Villanova holds off UConn in 68-60 win

It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Wildcats were able to scrap, lock down, and make the key shots to hang on for the win.

Villanova falls to sharp-shooting Creighton team, 86-70

Creighton’s hot hand and run and gun offense bested the ‘Cats tonight

Villanova’s second half surge buries Marquette in 96-64 win

The Wildcats heated up from deep and hardly looked back in a season-high 96-point outing.

Wildcats fail to weather the Red Storm, 70-59

Villanova’s win streak comes to an end as it picks up its first Big East loss of the season at Carnesecca Arena.

Villanova overcomes slow start, beats Marquette, 85-68 

The Wildcats have now won six straight and remain undefeated in Big East play.

Marquette Game Thread

Heading to Milwaukee

Villanova pulls away from St. Joe’s in Big 5 battle, wins 88-68

For the ninth straight year, the Hawk is dead.

Wright picks up win No. 600 in victory over Butler

After a tight start, Villanova topped the Bulldogs to win its home opener. Jay Wright picked up his 600th win.

Wildcats claw back to win at Georgetown

The Wildcats overcame an early deficit to pull away from Patrick Ewing’s Hoyas.

No. 12 Villanova holds off No. 17 Texas for 68-64 win

Horns down.

‘Nova falls to VA Tech

Villanova loses to Virginia Tech after having trouble finding its groove for a majority of the game.