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2009-04-06 20:18:28

Boston University has hired Patrick Chambers as its new men's head basketball coach, the school said Monday. Chambers, 37, was Jay Wright's associate head coach with Villanova this season, helping lead the Wildcats to the Final Four. He joined Villanova in 2004 as the school's director of basketball operations. Chambers succeeds Dennis Wolff, who was fired March 11 after guiding the Terriers to a 17-13 mark this season. Wolff had a 247-197 record in 15 seasons with Boston University.

2009-03-28 21:14:19

Scottie Reynolds scored with a half second left Saturday to give Villanova a 78-76 win over top-seeded Pittsburgh in the NCAA East Regional final. The third-seeded Wildcats overcame a late mistake to beat Pittsburgh for the second time this season and earn a trip to the Final Four in Detroit next Saturday. Villanova upset Georgetown in 1985 to win the national college championship. Dwayne Anderson scored 17 points and Reynolds had 13 for the Wildcats (30-7), who made their first 21 foul...

2009-03-26 23:51:15

Scottie Reynolds polished off a large night for the Big East Thursday, leading Villanova to a 77-54 thrashing of Duke in the NCAA regional semifinals. Third-seeded Villanova joined Big East rivals Pittsburgh and Connecticut in the Elite Eight and set up the possibility of five teams from that conference competing in the regional finals. The Wildcats will play for the East Region title and a berth in the Final Four Saturday against Pittsburgh. Big East regular-season champion Louisville will...

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...

2009-02-22 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...

2009-02-13 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).

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