Wildcats Drop One to Hoyas

Wildcats drop one to Hoyas, 72-71. In a Big East Quarter Final Matchup, the Villanova Wildcats showed just how much Collin Gillespie is missed as they dropped their second consecutive game without him. Gillespie, the Big East Player of the Year, is apparently out for whatever season is left with an MCL tear.


The Wildcats came into the tournament as the top seed. They are paying the price for the defeat as they have slipped to the #19 overall spot in the NCAA rankings. Poor shooting and lack of more team scoring were the difference in this one.

Georgetown was 9 for 22 (40.9%) from the long range while Villanova was only 9 for 30 (30%). More damning was the lack of scoring. Jeremiah Robinson- Earl picked up a game-high of 26 points with Jermaine Samuels hitting for 20 throws in 10 for Justin Moore. That leaves just 15 points for the rest of the team, combined.

The Hoyas received big games from Dante Harris with 18 points, Qubus Wahab and his 17, and an 8 rebound 12 point game from Jamorko Pickett. Wildcats drop one to Hoyas.

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.