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2018 Schedule
36-4, 2nd in Big East

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Josh Hart would love to see the Lakers draft one of his Villanova guys on Thursday night. Hart, who was drafted 30th overall out of Villanova last year, will spend draft night with former Wildcats teammate Jalen Brunson in New Jersey but will be in constant contact with Mikal Bridges, Donte DiVincenzo and Omari Spellman throughout the night as well. "Obviously, I want one of them on my team, one of the four," said Hart, who along with LA Chargers defensive end Isaac Rochell hosted a free screening of "Uncle Drew" for 200 local youth from local nonprofits like Brotherhood Crusade, Boys and Girls Club Venice and The Right Way Foundation in Los Angeles. "I am very excited to see where those guys land."

Bridges learned value of patience at Villanova (2:43)
Prospect Profile: Mikal Bridges (0:46)
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Wright and McGraw to receive Lapchick Award

Villanova's Jay Wright, Notre Dame's Muffet McGraw, and Solly Walker, the first African-American to play basketball at St. John's, are this year's recipients of the Joe Lapchick Character Award. The recipients will be honored at a luncheon in September.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Spoke with ESPN 60 Josh Green. He is on his way to Treviso, Italy for the NBA Global games. On the recruiting front, he mentioned Virginia, Villanova, Arizona, UNC, USC and Michigan as the programs that have been active in his recruitment. He is still open to other programs. Green came over from Australia, plays high school at IMG and travels with West Coast Elite in the offseason. ‬One of the best two way players in the class of 2019.

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33dAdrian Wojnarowski

Nova's DiVincenzo will play at combine

Villanova sophomore Donte DiVincenzo plans on participating in 5-on-5 games at the NBA draft combine but isn't sure if he'll stay in June's draft.

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43dJeff Borzello

Duke, Kentucky lead the race to land top 2019 class

The battle over the top prospects in the 2019 class is heating up, as the Wildcats and Blue Devils try to fend off the likes of Kansas and North Carolina for the top players. But will reclassification reshape the recruiting landscape?

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

6'11" Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha) is one of the top big men in the class of 2020. He brings a wealth of skill to score the ball along with impressive passing abilities. He tells ESPN, that he is receiving heavy interest from Notre Dame, Maryland, Wake Forest, Purdue, Penn State, Villanova, Providence and North Carolina. He currently sits inside the ESPN 25.

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57dMyron Medcalf

NBA draft departures shake up Way-Too-Early Top 25

The deadline for early entrants to declare for the NBA draft has passed, so it's time to re-evaluate the early top 25 for 2018-19. With so many players testing the waters yet not signing with an agent, it's more art than science.

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68dJohn Gasaway

The coaching carousel moves slower than you think

Jay Wright's titles at Villanova came after he survived a slow start with the Wildcats. He's not an exception anymore, with few coaches getting fired quickly if they don't win right away.

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69dAdrian Wojnarowski

Nova's Brunson to enter NBA draft, hire agent

Junior guard Jalen Brunson, the consensus NCAA player of the year for the national champion Villanova Wildcats, will enter the 2018 NBA draft.

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70dAdrian Wojnarowski

Nova All-American Bridges to enter NBA draft

All-American Mikal Bridges of Villanova told ESPN he will bypass his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft, where he's projected to be a lottery pick.

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Brunson ends big week with Wooden Award win

Villanova's Jalen Brunson won the John R. Wooden Award, given to college basketball's player of the year, Friday night at the College Basketball Awards.

Team Stats

Points Per Game86.61st
Rebounds Per Game35.9139th
Assists Per Game16.423rd
Points Allowed70.2114th

Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record58-36
Championship Seasons1985, 2016
Tournament Appearances37