Former BIG EAST rivals to square off in Newark, N.J.
Josh Hart led the team with a triple double in win over the Hawks.
The 2016 NCAA champions were recognized by the State House, State Senate and Governor Wolf
Jan. 16, 2017
Photos from No. 3 Villanova @ St. John's on January 14, 2017.
The Wildcats defeat Creighton, on December 31, 2016.
Dec. 21, 2016
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the Villanova Men's Basketball game against Saint Joseph's.
A gifted offensive player with soft hands and an accurate shooting stroke ... A quality 3-point shooter who also sees the floor well ... Can operate on the interior or the perimeter ... Brings an excellent feel for the game that helps him make plays for others... Took his game to another level over the final two months of his junior season..
2015-16 2015-16 Overview: Capped his campaign with one of the most dramatic baskets in NCAA Tournament history, a 3-pointer off a feed from Ryan Arcidiacono as the horn sounded that lifted the Wildcats to a 77-74 victory over North Carolina on April 4 ... Averaged 18.4 ppg over Villanova's final 15 games, reaching double figures in every one of those outings down the stretch ... Finished second on the squad in scoring at 13.6 points per game and enters his senior year with 913 career points ... Submitted his name for consideration in the 2016 National Basketball Association draft following the NCAA before withdrawing on May 1, announcing he would return to VU in 2016-17.
20151-16 NCAA Tournament Overview: Finished with 14 points in the NCAA Final win over the Tar Heels ... Contributed 18 points to a 95-51 semifinal win over Oklahoma on April 2 in Houston ... Tabbed the Most Outstanding Player at the South Regional ... Scored 13 points to help lead VU past Kansas 64-59 ... Sank 8-of-10 field goal attempts to finish with 21 points in an NCAA Tournament win over Miami .. Contributed 15 points and six assists to the 87-68 NCAA Tournament second round win over Iowa on March 20.
2015-16 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Named to the BIG EAST All-Tournament squad after averaging 19.7 ppg in the event, including a 23-point outburst inthe championship game vs. Seton Hall ... Helped lead VU to a 76-68 victory over Providence in the semifinals on March 11 with 21 points and four assists ... Produced 15 points and four rebounds in a 81-67 win over Georgetown in a quarterfinal on March 10.
2015-16 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Continued his fine late season play with 17 points and eight rebounds in an 84-71 win over Georgetown on March 5 at Wells Fargo Center in the finale ... Recorded a career-high 31 points, including a record tying eight 3-pointers, in an 83-62 win over DePaul on March 1 at the Pavilion ... Delivered 19 points and five rebounds to help Villanova defeat Marquette 89-79 on Feb. 27 in Milwaukee ... Led the Wildcats with 22 points in a 90-83 loss at No. 5 Xavier on Feb. 24 .. Supplied 20 points and six caroms to help the Wildcats defeat Butler 77-67 on Senior Day (Feb. 20) ....Contributed 13 points and five rebounds in an 86-59 win at DePaul on Feb. 9 ... Delivered his second double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in six days as VU downed Providence 72-60 on Feb. 6 ... Led the Wildcats to an 83-58 win over Creighton with 22 points, three rebounds and two assists ... Delivered his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a 68-53 win at St. John’s on Jan. 31 ... His seven assists against Providence were a new career high ... Contributed 12 points, four assists, and three rebounds in 33 minutes of a 72-71 win at Seton Hall on Jan. 20 ... Dropped in 10 points in a 55-50 win at Georgetown on Jan. 16 ... Led the Wildcats with 20 points in an 83-68 victory over Marquette on Jan. 13 ... Established a new career standard in assists with six in a 85-71 win at Creighton on Jan. 2 ... Added 13 points, four rebounds, and two assists to a 95-64 win over No. 6 Xavier on Dec. 31.
2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights: Added 15 points and four assists in 31 minutes to help VU down Temple 83-67 on Feb. 17 to secure the Philadelphia Big Five title ... Returned to action for 19 minutes against Penn after dealing with a sprained knee suffered in a Dec. 22 win over Delaware in the first half and did not return ... Poured in 23 points, a new career best, in 86-75 loss at No. 8 Virginia on Dec. 19 ... Established a new career high with 18 points in a Dec. 1 Big Five win at Saint Joseph’s ... Also added six rebounds in that contest ... Dropped in 12 points to help VU secure the NIT Season Tipoff title with a 69-52 win over Georgia Tech on Nov. 27 at Barclays Center ... Celebrated his 22nd birthday with 17 points and three rebounds in an 86-51 win over ETSU in the NIT Season Tipoff on Nov. 20.
2014-15 Overview: Appeared in all 36 games ... Averaged 18.6 minutes and 6.3 points per contest ... Connected on .372 of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
2015 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Chipped in with 10 points in 17 minutes of a 93-52 win over Lafayette.
2014-15 Big East Tournament Highlights: Added nine points, on three 3-point field goals, to go with with four rebounds in 18 minutes of an 84-49 victory over Marquette on March 12.
2014-15 Big East Regular Season Highlights: Averaged 5.9 ppg with one starting assignment in 18 league contests ... His 14 points and five rebounds were instrumental to Villanova's 78-66 victory at Xavier on Feb. 28 ... Contributed 11 points to an 89-61 victory over Providence on Feb. 24 ... Added six points in 20 minutes of an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall on Feb. 16 ... Earned his first starting assignment at the collegiate level on Feb. 11 at Providence ... Drained all three of his 3-point field goal attempts and finished with nine points in 21 minutes of a 69-53 triumph over Georgetown... Tied a career-high with four assists and also picked up four rebounds in a 68-55 win at DePaul on Jan. 31 ... Added two 3-pointers and finished with six points in a 71-50 victory over Creighton on Jan. 25 ... Collected a career high seven rebounds to go with 10 points in an 81-64 triumph over DePaul on Jan. 10 at the Pavilion ... Drained two huge secocnd half triples to help key a 90-72 win at St. John's on Jan. 6 ... Ended that contest with six points in nine minutes ... His 11 points were vital to the effort in a 67-55 victory over Butler in a Dec. 31 BIG EAST opener.
2014-15 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed 11 points in 23 minutes of action in a 92-67 victory over NJIT on Dec. 23 at the Pavilion ... Added eight points and four steals on Dec. 6 in a 74-46 win over Saint Joseph's at the Pavilion ... Led the Wildcats with 13 points in a 78-47 triumph over Delaware on Nov. 30 ... Delivered 13 points in a 77-53 triumph over VCU on Nov. 24 ... Established a new career-high with 15 points in the win over UMES at the Pavilion ... Dropped in nine points in the 77-66 win over Lehigh to open the 2014-15 regular season on Nov. 14.
2013-14 Overview: Appeared in all 34 games as a reserve, averaging 11.7 minutes per outing ... Averaged 4.1 ppg and connected on 37 percent of his 3-point field goal attempts.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Supplied 11 points and three of the Wildcats four 3-point field goals on the night to help Villanova pull away from Milwaukee in the second half in what became a 73-53 victory ... Added three points in 10 minutes in a 77-65 loss to Connecticut in the third round of tournament play.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Dropped in 10 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes to help the Wildcats defeat Georgetown 77-59 on March 8 ... Added nine points in 17 minutes of a 77-70 win at Xavier on March 6 ... Contributed six points in a 67-48 win over Butler on Feb. 26 ... Added five points at Creighton on Feb. 16 ... Enjoyed his most productive BIG EAST game on Feb. 12, contributing 11 points in 15 minutes in a win at DePaul ... Drained a 3-pointer with 6:17 to play in the second half to help lift VU past St. John's 74-67 on Jan. 11.
2013-14 Non-conference Highlights: Connected on all three of his 3-point field goal attempts and finished with 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in 14 minutes of a 73-52 win over La Salle. Enjoyed his most productive game thus far in a critical juncture of the championship of the Battle 4 Atlantis ... Finished with 12 points and two rebounds in 22 minutes of activity ... Added six points and two rebounds in a win over USC ... Produced a season-high seven points and five rebounds in a 78-44 win over Towson ... Added four points and two rebounds in 16 minutes of action in a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary's at the Pavilion ... Appeared for four minutes without scoring in his college debut on Nov. 8 against Lafayette.
GONZAGA COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Helped lead the Eagles to a 30-9 finish as a senior ... Tabbed 2012-13 Boys Basketball All-Met Player of the Year by the Washington Post ... Averaged 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds and 3.3 steals per outing in 2012-13 ... Scored 31 points and added 12 rebounds in a nationally televised victory over Salesian High School (Cal.) as a senior ... A two time WCAC and District of Columbia Gatorade player of the year selection ... Averaged 20.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game as a junior in 2011-12 ... Considered Clemson, Miami, and Xavier as well as Villanova.
Parents are Felicia Jenkins and Kelvin Jenkins ... Guardians are Nate and Melody Britt ... Siblings include Kaiya and Kelci Jenkins along with Nate Britt Jr., and Natayla Britt ... Born November 20, 1993 in Columbia, S.C.
Head Coach Jay Wright on Jenkins: "Kris brings incredible skill, toughness and great basketball IQ to our team. He comes from a tremendous program with a great coach in Steve Turner. He will be a favorite of the Nova Nation."