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2019 Schedule
2nd in Big East
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11dMyron Medcalf

Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

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18dJeff Borzello

Five-star guard Antoine commits to Villanova

Bryan Antoine, a five-star guard who's ranked No. 12 in the ESPN 100 for 2019, announced his commitment Tuesday to the Villanova Wildcats.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Espn no.8 Josh Green cut his final list to six schools. He gives his thoughts to Espn on each program. Villanova: "A great school. They have an extremely successful history, especially over the last few years, winning two national championships. They have a great coaching staff who are very good at developing the team and players and helping them get to the next level." UNLV: "An opportunity for me to be able to get back out on the court with my brother Jay again. This means a lot to me as he has helped me so much in my progression as a basketball player, and I'd love for us to win a Mountain West title and help keep the program getting better and better." UNC: "A program with amazing history and they are consistently successful both as a team, and also at developing players. Growing up as a kid it was my dream school, so it's very cool for me to be able to say I could have the opportunity to play there, and for Roy Williams." Kansas: "Also a school with a history of success, and they have had many good guards come through the school and achieve great things." Arizona: "They have been with me since the start. They have a great program and staff who have really developed players well and have been very successful every year in the Pac 12." USC: "They have already got about the best recruiting class in my age group, and will be a top team in 2019. Their program is very strong and I know I would come out a much better player."

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Spoke with SG Josh Green about his recruiting process. He is thinking about UNC, Arizona, Villanova, Kansas, Michigan, and USC. Kentucky is now making a real push. He will look to cut his list right after the July period. Green is one of the more versatile and mature guards in the country. ‬He recently jumped into the top 10 of the ESPN 100.

Which top team should take home an ESPY? (2:29)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

In Mikal Bridges, the 76ers get one of the darlings of the ESPN draft analytics model. It considered Bridges the most productive college basketball player in this class. And largely as a result of that, Bridges has the second-highest chance to become an all-star caliber player (15%), per the model.

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)
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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.

Team Stats

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

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Tournament History

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