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2009-03-19 21:21:35

Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson led a Villanova comeback with 25 points each Thursday and the Wildcats recorded an 80-67 NCAA win over American. The Eagles owned a 14-point advantage early in the second half in a bid to become the first 14th-seeded team in three years to win a tournament game. Coming into this year's tourney, No. 14 seeds had a combined overall record of 17-96. Villanova, however, ran off 15 straight points to go in front for good. Corey Fisher added 11 points for the...

2009-03-13 21:08:40

Earl Clark scored 17 points Friday and fifth-ranked Louisville overcame an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat Villanova 69-55 in the Big East semifinals. Louisville (27-5) will face either Syracuse or West Virginia in Saturday's title game. Syracuse was playing 24 hours after outlasting Connecticut in a classic six-overtime quarterfinal battle. Jerry Smith added 16 points for Louisville and Terrence Williams contributed 11 rebounds. Villanova (26-7), which was coming off a last-second...

2009-03-05 21:17:18

Scottie Reynolds scored 23 points Thursday and No. 16 Villanova produced a huge second half in rolling over Providence 97-80. Villanova took a half game lead over Marquette in the battle for fourth-place in the Big East Conference. The top four teams will receive a bye into the quarterfinals of next week's five-day league tournament. Providence, meanwhile, failed in a bid to improve its chances of reaching the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team. Dante Cunningham and Dwayne Anderson both had...

2009-03-02 20:49:09

Scottie Reynolds made 6-of-7 3-pointers and scored 23 points Monday night to help 16th-ranked Villanova post a 77-60 win over Notre Dame. Dante Cunningham added 18 points and eight rebounds and Shane Clark scored 13 for the Wildcats (24-6, 12-5 Big East), who won for the fourth time in their last five games. The Wildcats stand a half-game behind Marquette for the No. 4 seed in the Big East post-season tournament next week. The top four seeds in the conference get automatic two-round passes...

2009-02-28 14:21:37

Despite making only one basket in the final 9:22 Saturday, Georgetown hung on for a 56-54 upset of poor-shooting 12th-ranked Villanova. Chris Wright capped a 13-point, five-assist and four-rebound effort by sinking a layup and two free throws in the final 48 seconds to help the Hoyas overcome their 25 turnovers. DaJuan Summers regained his shooting touch by scoring 16 points (3-of-6 3-pointers), and reserve Nikita Mescheriakov added 11 points with three rebounds for the Hoyas (15-12, 6-10 Big...

2009-02-25 22:30:55

Scottie Reynolds and Dante Cunningham both scored 18 points Wednesday and No. 12 Villanova held on down the stretch to edge DePaul 74-72. The Blue Demons lost their school-record 15th straight game. Dante Cunningham gave Villanova a five-point cushion by making two free throws with 5 seconds to play, after which Dar Tucker hit a 3-pointer to account for the final score. The Wildcats (23-5, 11-4 Big East) won for the ninth time in 10 games. Corey Fisher added 12 points for Villanova and Corey...

2009-02-22 15:06:24

Six Wildcats scored in double figures Sunday and 14th-ranked Villanova held on for an 89-86 Big East win over Syracuse. Three free throws in a 30-second span by Reggie Redding gave Villanova an insurmountable 89-86 lead with 16 seconds left, and both Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn missed 3-point attempts in the closing seconds. Dwayne Anderson led Villanova with a season-high 22 points. Corey Fisher scored 16, while Shane Clark added 15 and Dante Cunningham had 12 with 12 rebounds and six...

2009-02-19 23:20:06

Corey Fisher keyed a 12-point run in the second half Thursday night that allowed No. 14 Villanova to pull away for an 82-72 victory over Rutgers. Scottie Reynolds led the Wildcats with 21 points and six assists. Corey Stokes hit 5-of-7 3-point tries and scored 17, helping Villanova extend its home winning streak to 27 games. Fisher scored seven points during the second-half run that boosted Villanova's lead to 66-56 with 7 minutes to play. He finished with 14. Villanova climbed to 21-5 for...

2009-02-13 23:03:24

A career-best 43 points by junior Da'Sean Butler Friday sent West Virginia coasting to a 93-72 win over No. 13 Villanova. Butler made 12-of-23 shots from the field and was 6-of-13 from beyond the arc while becoming the first West Virginia player in 31 years to reach the 40-point mark. Villanova was coming off consecutive 102-point efforts in victories over Syracuse and Marquette. The unexpected result left Villanova in fifth place in the 16-team Big East Conference, three games behind...

2009-02-10 23:29:49

Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fisher combined to sink nine 3-pointers Tuesday for No. 13 Villanova, which downed No. 12 Marquette 102-84. Reynolds was the game's top scorer with 27 points, including 15 from 3-point range. Fisher hit four 3-pointers and totaled 21 points in Villanova's sixth straight win. Shane Clarke added 16 points and Dante Cunningham 15 for the Wildcats (20-4, 8-3 Big East). Jerel McNeal tallied 23 points and Lazar Hayward added 22 for the Golden Eagles (20-4, 9-2).


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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