July 29, 2013 |
Under new Coach Andy Enfield, the USC men's basketball team will play Villanova at 10 a.m. Pacific on Nov. 28 in the first round of the preseason Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Trojans will play either Kansas or Wake Forest in the second game Nov. 29, and any one of the four teams in the bottom half of the draw -- Tennessee, UTEP, Xavier and Iowa -- in the third game. Former USC head coach Tim Floyd is now the head man at UTEP and J.T. Terrell transferred from Wake Forest to the Trojans and played his first season at USC last year.
March 19, 2013 |
The two conferences growing out of the old Big East are moving forward. Butler, Creighton and Xavier will join the so-called Catholic 7 schools in the new basketball conference keeping the Big East name, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement will not take place until Wednesday, when it will be made in conjunction with a news conference on the league's broadcast deal with Fox. Georgetown, St. John's, Villanova, Seton Hall, Providence, Marquette and DePaul left to form a new league for next season.
November 26, 2011 |
Villanova guard Maalik Wayns, a sturdy junior who had been averaging more than 20 points a game, squared up for three-point shots, moved through the lane as if he were invisible only to appear at the basket for layups and generally created shots from everywhere and scored a career-high 29 points Friday. Yet it was St. Louis Coach Rick Majerus who was praising his players for their great defense, in particular against Wayns. The Billikens, who had already roundly defeated Washington from the Pac-12 Conference, grabbed a no-doubt 80-68 win against the Wildcats from the Big East and advanced to the championship game of the 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center.
March 17, 2011 |
East Regional (All times PDT) No. 8 George Mason (26-6) vs. No. 9 Villanova (21-11), 11 a.m., Cleveland, TNT: Villanova stumbles into the tournament having lost five in a row and nine of 13. Can the Wildcats regain their footing, or do they just want this season to be over? George Mason has a short bench and Villanova has the ability to wear a team down defensively. If, that is, the Wildcats still care. No. 1 Ohio State (32-2) vs. No. 16 UT San Antonio (20-13)
December 17, 2010 |
Bo Levi Mitchell threw four touchdown passes as Eastern Washington defeated error-prone Villanova, 41-31, on Friday night at Cheney, Wash., in the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Eagles (12-2) advance to their first national championship game, where they will play the winner of Saturday's contest between Georgia Southern (10-4) and Delaware (11-2) on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas. Villanova (9-5), the defending national champions, lost four fumbles, each leading to Eastern Washington scores.
November 24, 2010 |
Reporting from New York The game had been over for more than 20 minutes, and Lazeric Jones still seemed unsure of himself. The UCLA junior guard and his teammates had been repeatedly beaten by Villanova's breakneck backcourt tandem of Corey Fisher and Maalik Wayns, a blur unlike anything the Bruins had experienced in three season-opening victories over mid-major teams. "I tried, I guess," Jones said. "I didn't do a great job at it. I guess we have to go back in practice and correct some things.