NEW YORK (AP) — Even when Villanova looks vulnerable, it's awfully difficult to put away the Wildcats.
Samuels scores 29, Villanova beats No. 10 Marquette 67-61
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jermaine Samuels' point production mirrored Villanova's win total over the last three games: a big 0.
Samuels morphed from scoreless to sensational to deny No. 10...
Howard has 38, No. 10 Marquette edges No. 14 Villanova 66-65
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard provided the offense and this time around, Marquette's defense put on just enough pressure at the end.
Howard scored 38 points and the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles hung on at the buzzer, edging No. 14 Villanova 66-65 Saturday and handing the Wildcats their first Big East Conference loss.
Marquette (20-4, 9-2) was coming off a one-point loss to St. John's in which it failed to get a final stop.
Gillespie’s career game carries No. 14 Villanova past Hoyas
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Villanova had reminders everywhere of how just successful it's been in recent seasons: two national championship trophies were displayed for photo ops and former great Jalen Brunson was honored in a pregame ceremony.
Collin Gillespie and Jermaine Samuels gave the Wildcats a glimpse of just how great the future could be for the program.
Paschall, No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph’s 70-58
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova soared to the top of the college basketball world by capturing national championships in two of the last three seasons.
The Wildcats have been kings of their own city for much longer.
Eric Paschall had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 21 Villanova beat Saint Joseph's 70-58 on Saturday for its 25th straight Big 5 victory.
Samuels’ 3s lead No. 21 Villanova past Temple 69-59
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jermaine Samuels hit a pair of 3s that kept Villanova close and one that gave it the lead for good.
His stats sparkled on the box score — just not on Temple's scouting report.
Samuels hit three 3-pointers in the second half that kept No. 21 Villanova from its worst home losing streak in 25 years and helped knock off Temple 69-59 on Wednesday night.
Villanova Preview Capsule
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Villanova
Last season: 36-4, won third national championship in school history.
Coach: Jay Wright
Conference: Big East
Who's gone: Point guard Jalen Brunson, F Omari Spellman, F Mikal Bridges, G Donte DiVincenzo are all in the NBA.