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2018 Schedule
17-1, 1st in Big East
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Could Brunson walk away with Wooden Award? (1:39)
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Nova cruises past Georgetown (1:07)
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Booth has chance for 4 after Bridges' big block (0:22)

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

After another dominating win, BPI now views Purdue as the best team going forward and the favorite to win the NCAA tournament at 21 percent. Villanova, Virginia, Duke, and Michigan State round out BPI's current top five.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Purdue has almost caught Villanova in BPI's latest ratings and rankings. The model, which predicts team strength going forward, is not buying teams like Oklahoma, Arizona State and Kentucky the way the AP voters are.

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Raptors' Lowry donates $1 million to Villanova

Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has made a $1 million donation to Villanova, his alma mater. It's the largest donation to the school by a former Villanova basketball player.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Villanova with two assistants here at #HHClassic for former Louisville commit Courtney Ramey. One of the best unsigned point guards in 2018.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

It's close, but Purdue now has the best chance to win the NCAA tournament at 19%, per BPI. The Boilermakers moved ahead of Villanova, which is now at 17%.

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DiVincenzo fuels Nova past St. John's (0:37)
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Wildcats seal win with and-1 jam (0:26)
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DiVincenzo is unstoppable from distance (0:18)
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Owens throws one down to close the Wildcats' lead (0:20)
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Villanova and St. John's trade dunks in 1st half (0:36)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Villanova (no surprise) leads BPI's favorites to win the men's NCAA Tournament.

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Jay Wright's respect for his players; more

Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich chat about the respect that Villanova HC Jay Wright has with his players and the strengths and weaknesses of Mikal Bridges. Plus, they make an interesting comp for Jalen Brunson.

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Nova cruises past Xavier in top 10 battle (1:25)

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

FINAL: Villanova 89, Xavier 65. Villanova got 36 points from behind the arc, 18 points off turnovers and 15 fast-break points. In other words, Villanova played like Villanova.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Biggest highlight for Xavier tonight has been Kerem Kanter. He's been an automatic bucket when he gets the ball on the low block. Crafty lefty with his back to the basket.

Team Stats

Points Per Game88.37th
Rebounds Per Game35.0Tied-227th
Assists Per Game17.622nd
Points Allowed68.8Tied-95th

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Tournament History

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