2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
5-0, 1st in Big East
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Vols come up short against No. 5 Villanova (0:39)
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Nova's defensive tempo leads to second-half surge (0:39)
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Bridges caps off steal with high-flying dunk in transition (0:18)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

The Battle 4 Atlantis bracket shakeup impacts Villanova's non-conference schedule. Instead of Purdue and perhaps Arizona, they get Tennessee and NC State/Northern Iowa/SMU. Toughest remaining non-con games after the tourney are vs. Gonzaga in NYC, at Temple.

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Villanova pulls away from Western Kentucky in 2nd half (0:42)
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Nova's steal turns into and-1 layup for DiVincenzo (0:34)
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4dJeff Borzello

Power Rankings: Long live the Big East

The argument will go on all season: Which conference is the best? For now, a week into the season, the Big East is proving once again that it is a beast.

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Villanova routs Lafayette at home (0:50)
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Wildcats extend lead on alley-oop (0:16)
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Nova cruises to victory over Nicholls (0:31)
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Villanova ends game with two dunks (0:23)
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Villanova tops Columbia in opener (0:43)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The four teams with the highest chance to reach the Final Four, according to our Basketball Power Index: Wichita State (27%) Villanova (25%) Kansas (24%) Purdue (15%)

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17dESPN.com

CBBrank top 50 players: Villanova

Point guard Jalen Brunson finished his sophomore season on a terrific roll and takes on more responsibility in 2017-18 with the departures of Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting news: Tyler Herro tells ESPN that he will take an official visit to Kentucky next weekend. He plans to visit Oregon and Villanova while Kansas and Butler are also in the mix. He recently de-committed from Wisconsin. After evaluating him over the years the four star guard is one of the best mid-range pull-up jump shooters in the high school game as well as being very effective in ball screens as a shooter or a playmaker. Herro is currently ranked no.27 in the ESPN 100 and went on to say. "I️ am looking to for a school where the style of play fits my game and where I️ can contribute early in my career."

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21dJohn Gasaway

What makes Jay Wright unusually good?

Shooting is supposed to be largely outside a coach's control, but Wright is posing a stern challenge to that conventional analytic wisdom.

Team Stats

Points Per Game89.5Tied-32nd
Rebounds Per Game41.3Tied-64th
Assists Per Game18.0Tied-42nd
Points Allowed63.0Tied-41st

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record57-35
Championship Seasons1985, 2016
Tournament Appearances36