That’s it. That’s the entire recap.
Sorry, I’m being told I have to write more to make this worth everyone’s time.
The Villanova Wildcats opened their season with an impressive 97-54 victory over the Army Black Knights Tuesday evening at Finneran Pavilion, in a game where ‘Nova did pretty much everything right.
But, the biggest story? That’s right. Jeremiah Robinson-Earl. The Preseason Big East Freshman of the Year certainly didn’t disappoint in his first collegiate game, leading the Wildcats in both points (24) and rebounds (13) and becoming the FIRST true freshman under Jay Wright to record a double-double. Think of the ground that covers!
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is the first true freshman in the Jay Wright era to post a double-double: 24 points and 13 boards. (Omari Spellman did it as a redshirt frosh).— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) November 6, 2019
Villanova leads Army 91-50.
3:26 on the clock.#NOVAvsArmy #NovaMBB100
Aside from JRE’s big game, Saddiq Bey got his sophomore campaign off to a great start with 22 points on 9-14 shooting. This ‘Nova squad has zero scholarship seniors, so it’ll be up to the youth to guide them. Continuing with that theme, Cole Swider knocked down four threes en route to an 18 point showing.
In all, it was a walk in the park for Villanova, and a nice tuneup before they head to Columbus to face Ohio State in the Gavitt Games next Wednesday.