VU Hoops: for Villanova Wildcats fans

VU Hoops: for Villanova Wildcats fans

The official home for audio programming from VU Hoops, SB Nation's community for fans of the Villanova University basketball program.

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April 22, 2022 34 min
Emma and Pat are joined by Chris and Eugene to react to the stunning retirement by Jay Wright earlier this week. The group shares their experience with learning the news before expanding on what may have gone into coach's decision to retire. The discussion then shifts to defining Wright's legacy at Villanova and what his exit means for the near future of the program. The episode ends with the team's thoughts on Nova'...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code “VUHOOPS” at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat reminisce about the '21-'22 Villanova season that led to an incredible Final Four run. The duo debate their best moments, most important games, most memorable storylines and more. Then, they look ahead to the 2022-2023 season by asking the important questio...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code “VUHOOPS” at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat recap Villanova's final game of the season against Kansas, 81-65. The duo break down Kansas' hot start, David McCormack's superior paint play, Villanova's gameplan without Justin Moore and Bill Self's perfectly executed strategy. Lastly, they re...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat welcome on special guest and Villanova legend Allan Ray to preview Villanova's Final Four match-up against 1 Kansas on Saturday. First, the duo break down Kansas' resume along with their key players. Then, Emma, Pat and Allan (00;39) discuss Kansas&...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code “VUHOOPS” at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat revel in the excitement of Villanova's Final Four appearance! The duo recap Villanova's gutsy wins over Michigan and Houston by talking about Jermaine Samuels' excellence, Collin Gillespie's clutch factor and Caleb Daniels' strong defensive effo...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat get you ready for Villanova's Sweet 16 matchup by breaking down the Michigan Wolverines. The duo dissect Hunter Dickinson's gameplan, Michigan's perimeter shooters, and the team's strengths and weaknesses. They answer key questions like, how...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat break down the crazy weekend of action in the NCAA Tournament. First, the duo recap Villanova's dominant win over Delaware and its clutch win over Ohio State. They discuss Jermaine Samuels' stellar play, Jordan Longino's injury and Eric Dixon...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat do a deep dive into the South Region of the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The duo talk key points to know about the top six teams in the region, and then preview Villanova's Round of 64 matchup against 15 seed Delaware on Friday afternoon. Emma and Pat talk abo...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat recap 'Nova's thrilling Big East Tournament victory over the weekend. The duo talk about the heroes of each game before discussing some takeaways from the team's overall play. Then, they break down the full NCAA Tournament bracket, listing their...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat give you a full preview of the 2022 Big East Tournament starting with the games on Wednesday. The duo discuss the teams most likely to make noise, which top seeds are the most dangerous, and what 'Nova can expect in its potential match-ups. Then, they a...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat discuss Villanova's clean sweep over Providence after beating the Friars at the Finn on Tuesday night. They talk PC's momentum, Caleb Daniels' impressive all-around performance and 'Nova's continued free-throw shooting prowess. Then, the...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma and Pat preview the last home game of the season when the Friars come to the Main Line. The duo ask the important questions, like how Eric Dixon will rebound against Nate Watson and whether Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore will be able to replicate their offensive...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code “VUHOOPS” at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Emma rejoins the show after the conclusion of Olympic duty to recap Villanova's loss to UConn with Pat during the 200th edition of State of the Nova Nation. The duo talk through what went wrong during the final minute as well as share their thoughts on some questionable cal...
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This episode is sponsored by Homefield, be sure to use promo code "VUHOOPS" at checkout for a discount on homefieldapparel.com to let them know we sent you. Pat is joined by VU Hoops senior writer and editor Brendan Reilly (@BrendanReilly37) to discuss Villanova's disjointed win over the Georgetown Hoyas on senior day. The duo center their discussion around what needs to be cleaned up for the Wildcats as they contin...
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Pat recaps Villanova's thrilling 89-84 victory at the Dunk against the Providence Friars. He discusses the implications of Nova's win and how the Big East regular season title race will be impacted. The show expands on Collin Gillespie's monumental 33 point performance, the Wildcats' ability to hit from beyond the arc as well as how Villanova was able to close out the Friars. Other topics include Brandon Slater'...
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Pat breaks down the nail-biting win over the Seton Hall Pirates this past weekend at the Wells Fargo Center. He focuses on Villanova's successful comeback and close out in the final ten minutes, something that this Villanova team has struggled with throughout the season. He also keys in on Seton Hall's defensive gameplan, Nova's ability to score in the paint and the impact made by Jermaine Samuels. The show then turns t...
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Pat is joined by Eugene Rapay to review Villanova's nail-biting 75-69 win over Saint John's at Madison Square Garden after shouting out the Women's huge victory over UConn. The duo reflects what went wrong in the final four minutes which led to the Johnnies cutting a 20 point deficit to 3 before discussing the impact of injured guards Collin Gillespie and Justin Moore. Eugene and Pat then analyze the contributions made ...
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Pat is joined by Eugene Rapay to take a look back at Villanova's 85-74 win against UConn at Wells Fargo Center. The two discuss Eric Dixon's dominance in the absence of Justin Moore, the implications of Collin Gillespie's injury, and the impact made by Caleb Daniels and Chris Arcidiacono. They also explore what went wrong for the Huskies and where they go from here. The hosts then preview the upcoming St. John's gam...
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Pat recap's Villanova's 73-62 win over Saint John's this past weekend at the Finneran Pavilion. He breaks down how a change in gameplan helped lead the Wildcats to their victory and keys in on the defensive performances that held the Red Storm to just 62 points. He also analyzes the impact of the bench, Brandon Slater's ankle and Collin Gillespie's efficiency on the way to the victory. With huge games against Ma...
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Emma and Pat recap Villanova's strong closing performance against DePaul from Tuesday night. The duo discuss Bryan Antoine and Jordan Longino's strong offensive performances and preview how St. John's tempo might disrupt Villanova's win streak. Lastly, Emma and Pat answer a fun bunch of listener questions. Be sure to subscribe to the show, leave a rating and follow us on Twitter @SoNNpod. Learn more about your a...
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