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Men’s Top 25 capsules: Collin Gillespie scores 30, No. 14 Villanova tops Georgetown 77-65

Collin Gillespie hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Paschall had 24 to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East with a 77-65 victory …


Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 11, 2018, 8:45 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: Penn ends No. 17 Villanova’s city supremacy in 78-75 win

AJ Brodeur scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers’ first win over the Wildcats since 2002.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Top 25 Capsules: Collin Gillespie helps Villanova beat No. 14 Florida State

Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including two key late free throws, and Villanova won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60. Gillespie made it 64-60 by connecting …


Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats …


UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode …


UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 10:22 p.m.

Villanova goes from dominant to dynasty with NCAA title romp

Villanova players flash their fingers in a “V” symbol to celebrate big wins. For coach Jay Wright, that’s a finger for every national championship ring.


UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 8:43 p.m.

No stopping Villanova as Wildcats roll to second championship in three years

The Villanova Wildcats treated the Michigan Wolverines pretty much the same way they treated the rest of their NCAA Tournament opponents: like a practice squad.


Villanova, Michigan coaches have different styles, similar results

Jay Wright’s custom-tailored suits are as sharp as Villanova’s 3-point shooting. The game-day attire for Michigan coach John Beilein is more reflective of his team’s emphasis on old-school fundamentals and …


Michigan’s 3-point defense is key to upsetting Villanova

Facing a team that shoots as well as Villanova, limiting the takes from 3-point range is about as important as limiting the makes.


More than 3s: Villanova must move ball, rebound vs. Michigan

Villanova has made more 3-pointers than any team in NCAA Division I history and fittingly set a Final Four single-game record for made 3s to reach Monday’s national championship game.


UPDATED: Sat., March 31, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Villanova sets Final Four record with 18 3-pointers in 95-79 NCAA Tournament win over Kansas

One by one, Villanova keeps winning games and getting closer to another national title.


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

A guide to the teams, players and coaches in the Final Four

The maddest of Marches is winding down, the college basketball season now headed into April.


Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is AP men’s college player of the year

Villanova’s Jalen Brunson is The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year. Brunson won the honor Thursday at the Final Four, where he and the Wildcats are pursuing …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Final Four will be mix of traditional powers, one amazing upstart

Two weeks of mayhem – a tumult of historic upsets, buzzer-beaters and at least one celebrity nun – have brought the NCAA Tournament to a crossroads.


Lone dog: No. 11 Loyola joins list of regulars at Final Four

Three teams that need no introduction. One from out of nowhere.


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 7:55 p.m.

Villanova returns to Final Four, beating Texas Tech 71-59

Villanova, the 2016 national champion, is headed back to the Final Four, thanks to a fourth straight double-digit victory in a month of March where they’ve played every bit like …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:51 p.m.

Villanova uses 3s to down West Virginia pressure 90-78

Villanova’s 3-point party rolled past the pressure of West Virginia to bring the Wildcats to the doorstep of another Final Four two seasons after winning a national championship.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 3:49 p.m.

East Regional preview: Chalkiest region gives no confidence to No. 1 seed Villanova

Sporting the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s chalkiest region doesn’t give Villanova coach Jay Wright any special confidence heading into Friday night’s game against West Virginia.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 5:41 p.m.

No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Alabama and into Sweet 16

Mikal Bridges hit five 3s, scored 23 points and helped No. 1 seed Villanova put the field on notice that it’s the team to beat with an 81-58 win over …


No. 1 seed Villanova rolls past Radford

Jalen Brunson scored 16 points and No. 1 seed Villanova hit 14 3-pointers in an 87-61 romp over Radford in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., March 10, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Heading into Selection Sunday, six games that shaped Gonzaga’s 2018 season

Gonzaga is back where it seemingly always is at this time of year. The Zags are WCC regular-season and tournament champions for the sixth straight season. They’re ranked No. 6 …


Top 25 Capsules: Marcus Foster, Creighton upset No. 3 Villanova

Marcus Foster scored 28 points, Davion Mintz gave Creighton the lead for good early in overtime, and the Bluejays defeated the highest-ranked opponent in program history with an 89-83 upset …


No. 4 Xavier can topple No. 3 Villanova in Big East showdown

Xavier has a chance to play for a Big East regular-season title on its home court. The fourth-ranked Musketeers can take control of the league race by beating No. 3 …


Donte DiVincenzo helps No. 1 Villanova rally past Butler

PHILADELPHIA – Donte DiVincenzo scored a career-high 30 points, Jalen Brunson had 27 and No. 1 Villanova bounced back from its second loss of the season, rallying past Butler 86-75 …


Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Villanova tops Seton Hall on big Philly sports day

Omari Spellman had 26 points and 11 rebounds, helping No. 1 Villanova kick off a rousing day in Philadelphia sports with a 92-76 win over Seton Hall on Sunday.


Top 25 capsules: Mikal Bridges, Jalen Brunson lead No. 1 Villanova to rout of Creighton

Mikal Bridges scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 19, leading No. 1 Villanova to its eighth straight win, 98-78 over Creighton on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 8:03 p.m.

How we voted: It’s Virginia over Villanova for the nation’s top ranking … at least for now

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …


Top 25 men’s capsules: No. 1 Villanova holds on to beat Marquette, 85-82

Jalen Brunson scored 31 points despite leaving briefly with a left ankle injury, Donte DiVincenzo added 23 and top-ranked Villanova beat Marquette 85-82 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 4:38 p.m.

How we voted: It’s only January, but the madness has already arrived

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson explains how he voted in the Associated Press Top 25 with five general thoughts on this week’s poll, a few notes on the Pac-12 and an …