Category Archives: Villanova

The Kids Are Alright

If you told me that Triche and MCW combined to shoot 4-20 from the floor, James Southerland didn’t play, and SU got outrebounded by 6 while scoring only 6 fast-break points and shooting under 30% from distance, I’d say there was no way this team won that game. But that’s because until now we didn’t [...]

No Va

If there was ever an offense that “doesn’t go” it’s that of the 2011-12 Villanova Wildcats. I even caught myself feeling bad for Jay Wright, maybe it was the third time that some Cat threw the ball wildly into the backcourt while under virtually no pressure. (However, I quickly quashed my nascent sympathy by summoning [...]

Big East Scoreboard Items Of Note

DePaul 84, Pitt 81
USF 74, Villanova 57 (at the Pavilion no less!)
Both Pitt and Nova are now 0-3 in conference play. In case you forgot, Pitt won the conference last year and was a 1 seed in the NCAAs. I know they lost some key guys from last year but Ashton Gibbs and four rocking [...]

One out of two Coreys ain’t bad

Still in a gleeful mood after last night’s win. The more I read the box score and postgame wrapups, the more amazed I am at the events which transpired in Philadelphia. Plenty of stuff went down that had no business happening. For instance:

Brandon Triche had 7 rebounds. I noticed him going hard at the boards [...]


More tomorrow, but I have to say it was damn refreshing to see an opponent miss a ton of shots to start the game, as opposed to the NBA Jam “He’s on FIRE!” performances SU has had to endure the past several weeks. The Orange got no help from the refs, committed 16 turnovers, and [...]

Credit where it is due

Exactly one year ago today, the following comment was left on a Cuse Country post, by someone identifying himself as — not kidding — “Maalik Wayns will be Victorious“:
cant wait to destroy u guys. Nova and Scottie, Maalik, Corey “Break-yo-ankles” Fisher are ready to destroy Syrac-Lose
The timing was odd, with the Nova game still over [...]

Big East Conference review, part 2

As promised, here’s the second half of my survey of the Big East “preseason” results. For the first seven teams, see my previous post. This post will cover the exploits of the nine teams predicted by the coaches to finish in the top…uh, eight. I’ll quote myself from the last post to explain [...]

fear and paranoia

I’ll be honest with you: when Syracuse is a high seed in the tournament, I get very little joy at watching the amazing upsets that annually bedevil the power teams and delight audiences everywhere. Watching Villanova play utterly awful basketball and require a borderline miracle to escape Robert Morris wasn’t fun for me, nor was [...]

they’ve got a sick sense of humor, but I’ll take the #1

Quick hit reactions on the bracket here on Monday morning in China:

The committee must have some kind of sadistic streak to pair us with Vermont. Not that I fear a repeat performance from 2005, but the amount of flashback highlights we’re going to have to endure is not something I look forward to. And there’s [...]

my new hero

Just a quick post while I watch Kansas dismantle the #5 team in the country (I fear they may peel away some number 1 votes from us next week regardless of the outcome of the Louisville game).
I wanted to make sure everyone saw the winner of the Post Standard’s ‘Beat ‘Nova’ Photo Challenge:

Congrats to Emily [...]