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  • Late 3 sends No. 6 Villanova past No. 18 Butler 68-65

    When Villanova needed more out of Darrun Hilliard than usual Saturday, the senior guard thrived. He knocked down 3-pointers, got the ball to open teammates and rallied the Wildcats. Then, with the outcome in jeopardy, Hilliard took matters into his...
  • Hilliard leads No. 6 Villanova past Seton Hall

    Hilliard leads No. 6 Villanova past Seton Hall
    VILLANOVA — Liberty High School graduate Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points, Daniel Ochefu had 11 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Villanova cruised to an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall on Monday night. Dylan Ennis had 12 points and Ryan Arcidiacono...
  • Villanova blow by Seton Hall for 80-54 win

    VILLANOVA, Pa. This could have been a scary game for Villanova, playing less than 48 hours after a significant win at Butler and going against a Seton Hall team that already had posted a victory over the Wildcats this season. Did we say scary? Hardly....
  • After win over Butler, Villanova has best 25-game start in program history

    The popular thought for Villanova entering the first weekend of February was that winning two of its next three games Georgetown at home, Big East contenders Providence and Butler on the road would be a satisfactory achievement. But when the sixth-ranked...
  • Hilliard's heroics lift No. 6 Villanova to 68-65 victory over No. 18 Butler

    INDIANAPOLIS It's fair to say that the 9,231 people who had screamed themselves hoarse for two hours inside a packed Hinkle Fieldhouse were shocked when Darrun Hilliard received a pass without a Butler Bulldog near him and the game on the line. The...
  • Late 3-pointer sends No. 6 Villanova past No. 18 Butler 68-65

    Late 3-pointer sends No. 6 Villanova past No. 18 Butler 68-65
    INDIANAPOLIS — Darrun Hilliard rallied No. 6 Villanova in the second half and hit a 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left Saturday to give the Wildcats a 68-65 victory over No. 18 Butler. The Bulldogs could have forced overtime, but Kelan Martin's 3...
  • Extras, leftovers from NCAA legislation story

    Extras, leftovers from NCAA legislation story
    There was plenty that I didn’t include in Sunday’s story about recent NCAA legislation and its possible effects on local schools and conferences outside the Power 5, largely for space limitations in print and to prevent readers’ eyes...
  • Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits

    Outside of Power 5 conferences, mixed reaction to NCAA legislation on extra benefits
    Tom Yeager witnessed major college conferences enact historic legislation that will allow schools to provide extra benefits to scholarship athletes. When voting concluded at last month's NCAA convention, he and many others couldn't help but think: Now...
  • ACC looking more and more like a five-bid league

    ACC looking more and more like a five-bid league
    During its final six seasons, 2008-13, the old Big East basketball conference averaged an unrivaled 8.5 NCAA tournament bids. In one remarkable fit of gluttony, 11 league teams landed in the 2011 bracket, and ninth-place Connecticut – ninth! –...
  • Quint Kessenich: What it will take to win in the 2015 men's lacrosse season

    It will take more than a history of success to win the 2015 men's lacrosse national championship. Five teams — Duke, Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Virginia and Loyola Maryland — have success on their resume, but there are significant reasons...
  • As parity in college lacrosse increases, so does number of early-season upsets

    As parity in college lacrosse increases, so does number of early-season upsets
    Chase Wittich didn't just have a feeling that his Colgate men's lacrosse team would surprise No. 14 Bryant on Saturday. The Gilman graduate knew. "I don't think we were nervous," said the freshman attackman, who had a goal in the Raiders' 9-5 victory...