Dixon leads Villanova past No. 19 Creighton 79-67
PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Eric Dixon scored 18 of his career-high 31 points in the first half, Cam Whitmore added 17 and Villanova defeated No. Dixon also set a career high with six 3-pointers for Villanova (15-14, 9-9 Big East), which has won five of six. Dixon’s two free throws gave Villanova a 46-29 lead 2:57 into the second half to match the Wildcats’ biggest lead of the game. First, though, they’ll set their sights on the school’s first Big East Tournament title. Villanova: The Wildcats likely will need a deep run in the Big East Tournament to have any shot at an NCAA Tournament at-large bid.wftv.com
Villanova doomed by Kansas 3-pointers in Final Four loss
NCAA Kansas Villanova Basketball Kansas guard Ochai Agbaji (30) shoots over Villanova forward Jermaine Samuels during the second half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. Villanova fell into a big early hole and under a barrage of 3-pointers all night, losing 81-65 to Kansas on Saturday in the national semifinals. The Wildcats went 13 for 31 from long range, including 5 of 8 by Collin Gillespie, who had 17 points in his final collegiate game. Villanova threw the Jayhawks off for a stretch by going small, cutting the lead to seven early in the second half. The Wildcats went on another short run later in the half after Kansas stretched the lead again, pulling within six with six minutes to go.wftv.com
Kansas cruises to 81-65 win over Villanova in Final Four
NCAA Kansas Villanova Basketball Kansas guard Remy Martin celebrates after scoring against Villanova during the first half of a college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Men's Final Four NCAA tournament, Saturday, April 2, 2022, in New Orleans. The last three times that the Jayhawks and Wildcats have met in the tournament, the winner has gone on to cut down the nets. 1 seed to reach the semifinals score the game's first 10 points and eventually build a 19-point cushion. Samuels finished with 13 points in the final game of his college career. ___More AP college basketball: http://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Villanova's Justin Moore has torn Achilles tendon
NCAA Houston Villanova Basketball Villanova guard Justin Moore (5) is helped off the floor during the second half of a college basketball game against Houston in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (David J. Phillip)VILLANOVA, Pa. — (AP) — Villanova guard and second-leading scorer Justin Moore will undergo surgery this week for a torn Achilles tendon, a brutal blow for the Wildcats ahead of their Final Four game with Kansas. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 34.4 minutes, 14.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per outing in 36 games. Moore was injured in the final minute of Villanova's regional final victory win over Houston on Saturday night and was on crutches during the Wildcats’ postgame celebration. “As one of our captains, Justin has been an integral part of our success.wftv.com
Gillespie nets 33, No. 10 Villanova beats No. 8 Friars 89-84
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — (AP) — Collin Gillespie had five 3-pointers and a career-high 33 points, including a key 3 with 23 seconds left, and 10th-ranked Villanova held on to beat eighth-ranked Providence 89-84 on Tuesday night. Villanova never trailed in the second half, but Providence cut it to 82-80 with 50 seconds left on a driving layup by Al Durham. Durham missed at the other end and Villanova was able to close the game out at the free throw line. Gillespie started slow, but had a pair of 3s and 10 points in the half. BIG PICTUREThis was a big game for the Wildcats, who entered the game just 5-4 against ranked opponents.wftv.com
Gillespie nets 31, No. 10 Villanova beats No. 8 Friars 89-84
Villanova Providence Basketball Villanova guard Collin Gillespie (2) shoots over Providence forward Noah Horchler during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Providence, R.I., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Gillespie scored 33 points as Villanova defeated Providence 89-84. Villanova never trailed in the second half, but Providence cut it to 82-80 with 50 seconds left on a driving layup by Al Durham. Durham missed at the other end and Villanova was able to close the game out at the free throw line. Gillespie started slow, but had a pair of 3s and 10 points in the half.wftv.com
Creighton finishes strong, knocks off No. 9 Villanova 79-59
— (AP) — Ryan Hawkins scored 19 points to lead four players in double figures, and Creighton closed with a flurry in a 79-59 victory over No. Ryan Nembhard had 11 of his 14 points in the second half as the Bluejays knocked off a second ranked opponent in seven days. There were 10 lead changes and two ties before Creighton got on a roll late in the first half. Hawkins scored eight points in two minutes and Nembhard made a 3 from the wing to put Creighton up 35-26. THE TAKEAWAYCreighton: The Bluejays are only the fourth Villanova opponent to score more than 60 points.wftv.com
No. 2 Baylor primed for top after 57-36 win over No. 6 Nova
Villanova Baylor Basketball Villanova guard Justin Moore, left, drives past Baylor forward Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua (23) to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin) (Ray Carlin)WACO, Texas — (AP) — James Akinjo had 16 points with seven rebounds and second-ranked Baylor defensively dominated No. 6 Villanova 57-36 on Sunday, a victory that's likely to put the defending national champion Bears in the top spot in the new poll. Wright has won two NCAA titles, both in Texas — in Houston in 2016 and San Antonio in 2018. Baylor: Akinjo, a senior transfer in his first season at Baylor, began his college career in the Big East at Georgetown before playing at Arizona last year.wftv.com
Carmine’s denies hostess used racial slur, releases new footage of moments leading up to fight
Carmine’s Italian Restaurant has released a new surveillance video showing the moments that led up to the assault of an Asian American hostess in its Upper West Side location last week. Why it matters: The video adds to the evidence surrounding the now-viral incident in New York City, which triggered a Black Lives Matter protest outside the restaurant on Monday. In their defense, Kaeita Nkeenge Rankin, 44, Tyonnie Keshay Rankin, 21, and Sally Rechelle Lewis, 49, claimed that the hostess accused them of presenting fake COVID-19 vaccine cards.news.yahoo.com
Tourists claim their alleged attack on Asian hostess was instigated by use of the N-word, lawyer says
A lawyer representing a woman who was part of a group of Black female tourists who allegedly physically attacked an Asian restaurant hostess in New York City has claimed the employee instigated the physical altercation by using a racial slur. The initial report: The scuffle broke out in the Upper West Side after the Asian hostess asked the three diners from Texas to show proof of vaccination before entering Carmine’s Italian restaurant in Upper West Side on Thursday, Sept. 16, NBC News New York reported. Carmine’s on the UWS says a hostess was assaulted after asking a group for proof of Covid vaccine to eat inside.news.yahoo.com
Texas tourists accused of roughing up hostess at Carmine’s were racially profiled: attorney
Three Texas tourists accused of attacking a hostess at an Upper West Side restaurant for questioning their COVID-19 vaccination cards claim they were racially profiled and demand the hostess — who they say was the aggressor — be fired. “This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being ...news.yahoo.com
Close range: Baylor grinds to Elite 8 in 62-51 win ova 'Nova
Davion Mitchell, a 46% shooter from 3 this season, went 0 for 3 from long range on a 14-point day. Jared Butler scored nine points on 1-for-9 shooting from 3, and MaCio Teague had five points without a 3. The guards did a great job of not settling and probing more.”Because of that, Baylor shot 53% in the second half, even though it made only one 3. Constantly harassing Villanova shooters who'd carved out space in the first half, Baylor held Villanova to 37.5% shooting in the second and 0 for 9 from 3. Forward Brandon Slater left the game about midway through the second half after landing awkwardly during a fight for a rebound.
Georgetown upsets Big East top seed Villanova 72-71 at MSG
The Hoyas are back in the Big East Tournament semifinals for the first time in six years, with the former Georgetown and Knicks star leading the way. Georgetown last reached the Big East semifinals in 2015. “We played against the Cadillac, the Bentley, whatever you want to call them, of the Big East — the class of the Big East. The quarterfinal day at the Garden is often the best of the Big East Tournament. They had not won even a single Big East Tournament game since 2016 before beating Marquette in the first round Wednesday.
Late tip-in helps Providence hold off No. 10 Villanova 54-52
(AP Photo/Stew Milne)David Duke made a tiebreaking tip-in with 2.8 seconds left on Saturday and Providence held on after blowing a 20-point lead to beat No. Duke and Nate Watson scored 20 points apiece, and Noah Horchler had 10 points and 13 rebounds for Providence (13-12, 9-10 Big East). PC led 38-18 in the first before Villanova scored the first 11 points of the second. He joined Gillespie on the bench for the second half, wearing a boot. SECOND HALF WOESProvidence took an 11-point lead into halftime in its last game, against St. John’s on Wednesday.
Villanova wins Big East title; McDermott coaches under fire
McDermott’s use of a phrase evoking slavery overshadowed what was expected to be fantastic showdown between the top two teams in the Big East. 10 Villanova capture the Big East title with a 72-60 win over 14th-ranked Creighton. “The pain I saw in their eyes was immense,” McDermott said after the game. The Big East title was a formality on the Main Line — Villanova is 114-26 with two national titles since the conference was reconfigured in 2013. BIG PICTURECreighton: McDermott isn’t off the hot seat yet.
No. 19 Creighton rolls past No. 5 'Nova behind Zegarowski
The Bluejays pulled away early in the second half of the meeting of the Big East's top two teams. Early in the second half, Zegarowski made a move to get Gillespie to go the other way, then swished a one-handed floater in the lane. The Wildcats had shot 70% in the second half of that game and a season-best 63% overall. The Wildcats weren't nearly as good at CHI Health Center, shooting 33% in the second half and 37.5% for the game. Creighton: This was the performance the Bluejays had been looking for from Zegarowski, who had been up and down following offseason knee surgery.
No. 3 Villanova rolls to 9th straight, handles Seton Hall
3 Villanova went up by 16 points in the second half, Jay Wright never felt comfortable against Seton Hall. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl scored 23 points in a foul-plagued 21 minutes and Villanova rolled to ninth straight victory with an unexpectedly easy 80-72 decision over Seton Hall on Saturday. Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard was disappointed. That kills you against really good teams.”UP NEXTVillanova: at St. John's on Wednesday. Seton Hall: at Providence on Wednesday.
No. 3 Villanova edges Seton Hall in return from 27-day break
3 Villanova win its first game in 27 days, 76-74 over Seton Hall on Tuesday night. Mamukelashvili scored 23 points and Rhoden had 19. Myles Cale pulled Seton Hall to 72-70 with 2:33 left and Nova’s Justin Moore was whistled for an offensive foul. Mamukelashvili tied it and the Seton Hall bench started chanting “Defense! Gillespie missed a 3 and Shavar Reynolds grabbed the defensive board to set up a late look for Seton Hall.
No. 14 Villanova edges No. 8 Hall; Big East up for grabs
“It was a great college basketball game," Villanova coach Jay Wright said. You can’t be afraid to miss.”Sandro Mamukelashvili led Seton Hall (21-8, 13-4) with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Seton Hall rushed the ball up the court but didn't get a shot off before the buzzer. Seton Hall: The Pirates head into Saturday with a one-game lead over Villanova and No. Seton Hall: Finishes the regular season at No.