It wasn’t the same Villanova team, but nobody in america expected a second round exit to a team that was unfairly seeded low. The 2017 NCAA tournament got its first big upset on Saturday afternoon, as No. 8 Wisconsin upset defending champion and No. 1 seed Villanova in the East Region on a late Nigel
CLUTCH. 👀 #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/VCTEv4kGnV — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 18, 2017 The real Nigel Hayes finally showed up and Wisconsin pulled off the biggest upset of the NCAA tournament by knocking out defending national champion Villanova, 65-62, in the second round to reach the Sweet 16. Wisconsin — which shouldn’t have been a No. 8
The madness has arrived and the committee isn’t feeling a repeat. The Villanova Wildcats were announced as the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA tournament as part of the bracket reveal during Selection Sunday, and lets just say the East Region is loaded. Nova will face the winner of the First Four game between
Some of the parts may be the different, but the heart and soul of the Villanova Wildcats remains the same. The 2016 national championship team looks primed to repeat, as the second-ranked Wildcats — led by Big East and likely player of the year, Josh Hart — rolled to a 74-60 victory over Creighton to
Kentucky’s close loss to UCLA will be Villanova’s gain, as the Wildcats will return to where they finished the season — ranked No. 1 in the nation. Josh Hart led Nova with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his first career triple-double, leading No. 2 Villanova to an 88-57 victory over Saint Joseph’s
The journey never ends. The San Antonio Spurs waived former Villanova star Ryan Arcidiacono after the team’s final preseason game against the Houston Rockets Friday night, Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News reported. Arcidiacono went undrafted after helping lead Villanova to a national championship last season, then signed a two-year-deal with the Spurs. He’s
This is going to be a game-changing decision. Five-star point guard Quade Green from Neumann-Goretti (Philadelphia) has announced his final five schools via his Twitter account. Green, who was at Big Blue Madness at Kentucky over the weekend, lists Kentucky, Duke, Syracuse and hometown schools Villanova and Temple. He is expected to sign next month
Villanova’s prized 5-star freshman recruit — Omari Spellman — will not be eligible during the 2016-17 basketball season and will spend the year as an academic redshirt, the school announced Friday. NCAA initial eligibility review has determined that freshman F Omari Spellman will not be eligible to compete for Villanova this season. — Nicole Auerbach
Wayns put on this summer during The Tournament, and now he has a new deal. The point guard spent last season in Serie A with Varese averaging 10.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game.
The San Antonio Spurs came to terms with the former Villanova guard on Thursday afternoon and I hope he sticks around. After leading the Wildcats to a national title — Ryan is averaging 2.4 points, 2.7 rebounds.