Smallthoughts: St John’s Knocks off Number 1 Villanova in a Stunner


It’s been a long time coming that St John’s finally is showing excitement. First they knocked off then number 4 Duke. Now they have knocked off number 1 Villanova back to back. Maybe now the talk will be about St John’s in a positive way…like getting into the NCAA tourney in March. Maybe now theContinue reading “Smallthoughts: St John’s Knocks off Number 1 Villanova in a Stunner”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Gary Mc Clain


McLain was a highly recruited point guard while at Methuen High School. His high school coach Bill Donlon was his legal guardian. He was recruited by several college programs and chose to attend Villanova and was a part of the Villanova Wildcats‘s 1981 heralded recruiting class that also featured Ed Pinckney and Dwayne McClain, whichContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday …Gary Mc Clain”

Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Harold Pressley


At Villanova, he became the first player in Big East history to record a triple-double, with 19 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 blocked shots against Providence. He was named to the 1985 NCAA Southeast Regional All-Tournament Team, the 1986 All Big East First Team, an 1986 Associated Press honorable mention All American, the 1986 BigContinue reading “Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Harold Pressley”

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ed Pinkney


In light of the Villanova Wildcats winning the National Title this edition of Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday will feature 3 members of the last Villanova Wildcats team(1985) to win the title…starting with Ed Pinkney. A 6′9″ forward from The Bronx, New York, Pinckney led regional eight-seed Villanova Wildcats to the NCAA title over the heavily favoredContinue reading “Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…Ed Pinkney”

Villanova Wildcats scratch and Claw to the National Title


I am not sure where I would rate this game as one of the best of all time but I will say this one had the last second flair for the dramatic and that will be what everyone remembers. North Carolina led for most of this game and then the Wildcats went on a runContinue reading “Villanova Wildcats scratch and Claw to the National Title”