Bridges led the team with 20 points in loss to the Golden Eagles.
Former BIG EAST rivals to square off in Newark, N.J.
The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf
Villanova seniors rang the Opening Bell in New York on April 15
USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Villanova vs. Seton Hall
Photos from Villanova vs. St. John's at the Big East Tournament on 3/9/17.
Photos No. 1 Villanova @ Georgetown on March 4, 2017.
Feb. 25, 2017
The Wildcats defeat Providence, on January 21, 2017.
An improving forward who brings the ability to block shots, rebound and defend ... His offensive game continues to develop ... Runs the floor well and can finish around the rim ... Earned a spot as a captain in his senior campaign and was part of a Class of 2017 that played a part in 129 Villanova victories and did not suffer consecutive losses ... His 67 career blocked shots ranked 18th all-time at the conclusion of his Wildcats' career.
2016-17 Overview: Became a regular starter for the first time in his college career, earning the starting nod 30 times at forward while averaging 23.8 minutes per outing ... Finished second on the team in blocked shots (29) and averaged 5.4 rebounds per contest.
2016-17 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Averaged 5.5 rebounds per game in two NCAA Tournament appearances.
2016-17 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Grabbed 12 rebounds as the Wildcats won games over St. John's, Seton Hall and Creighton to earn the tournament title.
2016-17 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Was hampered by a rib injury suffered in a Feb. 7 victory over Georgetown ... Returned to the lineup on March 4 after missing the previous five games due to that rib injury ... Logged 27 minutes against the Hoyas and collected seven rebounds ... Pulled down seven rebounds to go with six points in a 75-64 win over Georgetown on Feb. 7 ... Collected nine rebounds in a 66-57 victory at Providence on Feb. 1 ... Tied a career high with four blocked shots at Marquette on Jan. 24 ... Also contributed nine points and six rebounds ... Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds in a 78-68 victory over Providence on Jan. 21 ... Led the Wildcats with nine rebounds to go with eight points in a 76-46 victory over Seton Hall on Jan. 16 ... Collected eight rebounds in 14 minutes of a 70-57 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 14 ... Added 10 points on 5- of-6 shooting in a 79-54 victory over Xavier on Jan. 10 ... Logged 33 minutes, scoring three points and adding five rebounds in a 68-65 win over DePaul on Dec. 28 .
2016-17 Non-Conference Highlights: Added seven points and six rebounds to a 78-57 Big Five title clinching win over Temple on Dec. 13 ...Chipped in with 13 points and six rebounds in an 88-57 victory over Saint Joseph’s on Dec. 3 ... Contributed 12 points - on 4-of-4 shooting - and eight rebounds in an 82-57 win over Penn on Nov. 27 ...Pulled down seven caroms in a 96-77 victory over Wake Forest on Nov. 18 ...Provided critical work on the interior, scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a 79-76 victory at No. 15 Purdue on Nov. 14 ... Logged 22 minutes and collected seven rebounds in an 88-48 win over Lafayette onpening night at the Pavilion.
2015-16 Overview: Appeared in all 40 games for the Wildcats, drawing six starts along the way ... Averaged 17.1 minutes per outing and connected on .632 of his field goal attempts ... Averaged 3.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while providing critical support for Daniel Ochefu at forward.
2015-16 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Saw action in all six NCAA Tournament wins, highlighted by an eight points, five rebounds effort in a 92-69 win over Miami in the NCAA Sweet 16 at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville.
2015-16 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Started twice at Madison Square Garden in place of the injured Daniel Ochefu and played a key role in a semifinal win over Providence (six points, eight rebounds).
2015-16 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Played a pivotal role in an 81-67 win over Georgetown on March 10 with four points, four blocked shots, three steals and nine rebounds ... Chipped in with nine points and two rebounds in an 84-71 victory over Georgetown on March 5 ... Led the Wildcats with eight rebounds to go with six points in an 83-62 win over DePaul on March 1 ... Grabbed seven rebounds in 16 minutes on Feb. 24 at Xavier ... Added four points and two blocked shots in 20 key minutes of a 77-67 win over Butler on Feb. 20 ... Came off the bench to supply 14 points and six rebounds in an 86-59 win at DePaul on Feb. 9 ... Named to the BIG EAST and Philadelphia Big Five Honor Rolls on Feb. 8 ... Connected on 9-of-10 field goal attempts to finish with a career high 19 points in a Feb. 6 win at Providence ... His 10 rebounds gave him his first career double-double ... Established a new career high for rebounds (13) and minutes (31) in an 83-58 victory over Creighton on Feb. 3 at the Pavilion ... Collected nine rebounds and logged a career high 29 minutes in his second career start, a 68-53 win over St. John’s on Jan. 31 ... Made his first career start on Jan. 24 against Providence, finishing with two points and four rebounds in 15 minutes ... Collected eight rebounds, one shy of a season high, in a 72-71 win over Seton Hall on Jan. 20 ... Added two points and four rebounds to the cause in a Jan. 16 win at Georgetown ... Dropped in all four of his free throw attempts and added a pair of rebounds in a Jan. 13 win over Marquette ... Provided 15 meaningful minutes in a 60-55 win over Butler, scoring two points to go with five rebounds.
2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights; Contributed four points, six rebounds and a blocked shot to a 77-57 win over Penn ... Added six points, four rebounds and a blocked shot in 22 minutes of a 78-48 win over Delaware ... Offered the Wildcats a strong performance in the championship round of the NIT Season Tipoff at Barclays Center ... Logged 19 minutes in the 59-45 semifinal win over Stanford, scoring three points to go with five caroms ... In the 69-52 win over Georgia Tech one day later, added five points with six rebounds in 21 minutes of action ... Collected five rebounds in 11 minutes of a 75-56 victory over Akron on Nov. 22 in the NIT Season Tipoff ... Established new career highs in points (five) and rebounds (nine) in VU’s 91-54 opening night victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.
2014-15 Overview: Saw action in 22 games as a front-court reserve for the Wildcats ...Connected on .714 of his field goal attempts on the seasonand also contributed 14 blocked shots.
2015 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Contributed a pair of blocked shots in the Wildcats' 93-52 victory over Lafayette in the second round.
2015 Big East Tournament Highlights: Scored four points, including a put-back slam, to go with two rebounds and a steal in an 84-49 victory over Marquette in a quarterfinal.
2014-15 Big East Regular Season Highlights: Appeared in 12 games and averaged 3.8 minutes per outing in those games ... Added a put-back dunk in a 105-68 win over St. John's on March 7 to go with a pair of rebounds in five minutes of activity ... Collected one rebound in an 89-61 triumph over No. 25 Providence on Feb. 24 ... Added two points and a pair of rebounds in eight minutes of action in a 69-53 win over No. 24 Georgetown on Feb. 7 ... Collected one rebound and a blocked shot in three minutes of action against Marquette on Feb. 4 at the Wells Fargo Center.
2014-15 Non-Conference Highlights: Added six points, four rebounds and two blocked shots in a season-high 17 minutes of action against Saint Joseph's ... Recorded a career-high four blocked shots to go with four points and three rebounds in 13 minutes of a 78-47 win over Delaware ... Added four points, five rebounds and a blocked shot in nine minutes of a 77-53 win over VCU on Nov. 24 ... The Philadelphia native came off the bench to supply five points - a new career-high - and four rebounds in 16 minutes of an 81-44 win over UMES on Nov. 17 at the Pavilion.
2013-14 Overview: Appeared in 21 games for the Wildcats in his freshman campaign, all as a reserve ... Averaged 1.0 rebound per contest.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Saw brief action at the conclusion of Villanova's 73-53 second round win over Milwaukee but was not credited with a point or rebound.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Saw limited action in 11 BIG EAST games ... Scored two points and collected three rebounds in a 67-48 win over Butler on Feb. 26 ... Picked up three rebounds and one point in a 88-62 win over DePaul on Jan. 18 ... Contributed two points and a rebound in eight minutes of activity against Providence on Jan. 5 at the Pavilion.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Grabbed one rebound in two minutes of action against La Salle on Dec. 15 ... Picked up two rebounds and a blocked shot in 10 minutes of play against Towson ... Made his college debut against Mount St. Mary's, grabbing five rebounds in 10 minutes of play.
Helped lead the Hilltoppers to a 21-6 record in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference during his post-graduate year in Massachusetts ... Signed a national letter of intent to attend Villanova in April 2013 ... Considered Seton Hall, Utah, and South Carolina along with Villanova.
LOWER MERION HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead his team to the Pennsylvania Class AAAA state championship game as a senior in 2012... Averaged 11.2 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game in 2011-12 for the Aces ... Named fourth team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania by the Philadelphia Inquirer... Played AAU Basketball for the Philly Pride.
Jay Wright on Darryl Reynolds: "Darryl was well-schooled at Lower Merion by his coach Gregg Downer and he has used his post-graduate year to continue to develop under the tutelage of Jamie Sullivan. He brings athleticism, rebounding and a commitment to becoming the best player he can be to Villanova. We believe Darryl's best basketball is ahead of him."
Parents are Rabia Sulayman and Darryl Reynolds, Sr. ... Siblings are Lailah, Malikah, Milan and Cannon ... Born October 13, 1993 in Philadelphia, Pa.