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Ryan Arcidiacono of the Villanova Wildcats wrestles for the ball with Sterling Gibbs of the Seton Hall Pirates on February 16, 2015 at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The Wildcats defeated the Pirates 80-54 (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Sterling Gibbs Sorry For Forearm Smash To ‘Nova Guard’s Face

Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard issued a statement after Monday night’s loss: “I am extremely disappointed in Sterling’s actions tonight.”

02/17/2015

NCAA Basketball

No. 6 Villanova Cruises To 80-54 Win Over Seton Hall

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.

02/16/2015

D'Angelo Harrison (credit: Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Harrison Scores 25, But St. John’s Falls Short Against Villanova 90-72

Darrun Hilliard scored 21 points and No. 8 Villanova rebounded nicely from its first defeat of the season, pulling away from No. 24 St. John’s in the second half for a 90-72 victory Tuesday night.

01/07/2015

Daniel Ochefu #23 of the Villanova Wildcats battles Tyler Roberson #21of the Syracuse Orange for the ball during the second half in an NCAA college basketball game on December 20, 2014 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Villanova defeated Villanova 82-77 in overtime. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

No. 7 Villanova Rallies In 82-77 Overtime Win Over Syracuse

JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday.

12/20/2014

Josh Hart #3 of the Villanova Wildcats drives to the basket as DeAndre Daniels #2 of the Connecticut Huskies defends during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the First Niagara Center on March 22, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Napier Leads UConn In 77-65 Win Over Villanova

Shabazz Napier scored 25 points in leading Connecticut to a 77-65 win over second-seeded Villanova in the third round of the NCAA tournament Saturday night.

03/23/2014

Doug McDermott #3 of the Creighton Bluejays receives congratulations from his father, head coach Greg McDermott of the Creighton Bluejays. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Despite Major Shakeup, Big East Tournament Tickets Remains Among Most Expensive

The Big East is as good as ever, particularly after adding a Creighton team that features likely NCAA Player of the Year Doug McDermott.

03/12/2014

St. John's takes on Villanova during the 2013 Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Realigned Big East Hoping For Same Old Buzz At Conference Tourney

This week we find out if the new-look league can drum up the interest of the “old” Big East. The tournament starts Wednesday with first-round games between Seton Hall and Butler and Georgetown and DePaul.

03/12/2014

St. John's v Gonzaga

St. John’s Falls To No. 9 Villanova 57-54

Darrun Hilliard scored 18 points, Ryan Arcidiacono had 12 and No. 9 Villanova beat St. John’s 57-54 on Saturday.

02/22/2014

Head coach Billy Donovan talks with Jacob Kurtz of the Florida Gators during a timeout on January 11, 2014. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Parity Dominating & More

There’s not one squad in college basketball that’s playing even remotely close to the way Kentucky was in 2012 or even the way Louisville was a year ago.

02/03/2014

Joel Embiid (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Monday Morning College Hoops Notebook; Embiid’s Dominance & More

While many people debated whether Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker, or Julius Randle would be college basketball’s elite freshman this season, Joel Embiid is leaving all of those guys behind in the dust.

01/20/2014

JayVaughn Pinkston (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rothstein: This And That Around NCAA Basketball; Pinkston’s Time & More

The 6-5 Pinkston is undersized but plays bigger than his height. After averaging 13.3 points and 5.0 rebounds last year as a sophomore, it’s time for Pinkston to emerge as one of the better players in the Big East as a junior.

10/24/2013

Aaron Craft #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Rothstein: Friday’s NCAA Tournament Storylines, Picks & More

Don’t be surprised if Iona pushes Ohio State. If the Gaels make some shots early on, this one could very interesting.

03/22/2013

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Big East: One More Time, With Feeling

The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.

03/18/2013

2012 Big East tournament (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

AP: Catholic 7 Get ‘Big East’ Name, Football Schools Keep $100M In Split

The basketball schools will receive $10 million, the Big East name and the right to play their conference tournament at Madison Square Garden.

03/05/2013

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Rothstein: What To Watch This Weekend In College Hoops; Ole Miss’ Chances & Other Notes

By Jon Rothstein » More Columns SAINT LOUIS AT BUTLER Just how good are the Billikens? Good enough to advance to the second weekend of the NCAA Tournament. Saint Louis has a group of tough […]

02/22/2013

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