2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/10W 75-60
- 11/14W 113-77
- 11/17W 104-57
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- 2/2822h:mm a z, US/Eastern
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Mikal Bridges set a school record by hitting all six of his 3-point shots and scored a career-high 24 points in No. 5 Villanova's 104-57 rout of Lafayette on Friday night.
Mikal Bridges set career highs with 23 points and four blocks, and No. 5 Villanova swatted away a school-record 13 shots in a 113-77 rout of Nicholls on Tuesday night.
Much of the Wildcats' starting lineup could be in flux during pre-conference play. That will include Donte DiVincenzo, whose performance late last season indicated he could earn a major role.
Eric Paschall scored 15 points and Jalen Brunson had 14 to lead No. 6 Villanova to a 75-60 victory over Columbia on Friday night.
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%)
Jay Wright has put together another roster that appears to have it all and should make it to San Antonio.
Villanova has owned the Big East since realignment changed the conference forever, but is the gap closing?
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."
Shooting is supposed to be largely outside a coach's control, but Wright is posing a stern challenge to that conventional analytic wisdom.
The numbers give Villanova a 25 percent chance of reaching San Antonio next March and a nine percent chance of bringing another trophy back home.
The Wildcats just missed the top five, landing sixth in the inaugural ranking of college basketball season.
Although Bridges has a basic offensive game, the Big East Defensive Player of the Year is a rangy defender who can check at least three positions.
The Big East might not put seven teams in the NCAA tournament again in 2018, but the top of the league is very good. Villanova is again the favorite, but Xavier and Seton Hall aren't far behind.
The show never stops at Villanova, with the next batch of stars ready to take flight.
We continue our preseason rankings with the top 10 NBA draft prospects in the NCAA junior class.
The 6-foot-3 junior, who thrived as the Wildcats' primary ball handler last season, received second-team honors at guard.
With Hart and two 2016-17 seniors gone, this season's Wildcats will depend greatly on Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVicenzo.
After leading Villanova to the 2016 title and earning his 500th career win last season, coach Jay Wright will receive the John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching honor.
Points Per Game97.317th
Rebounds Per Game43.3Tied-43rd
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-31st
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