Brian Lynch
Brian Lynch

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Belmar, N.J.

High School:
Christian Bros. Academy

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 195

Position:
Guard

VILLANOVA

A terrific shooter who added another dimension to his game as a junior ... An improved defender ... Good passer ... Can catch fire from deep ... Quick release ... Emerged as a dependable free throw shooter ... Can drive into the lane when perimeter shot is not available ... Poised for a strong finish.

1998-99: Lynch received the starting nod from coach Steve Lappas in all 32 of the Wildcats' contests ... The Big East's top 3-point shooter (.414) ... Connected on .449 of his 3-point attempts in 18 Big East games ... Was third on the Wildcats in assists (78-2.4 apg) ... Averaged 10.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Top of the World Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska ... Scored 17 points in tournament final victory over nationally ranked Arkansas ... Also contributed a strong defensive effort, holding counterpart Pat Bradley to zero points ... Shot 12-of-20 (.600) for the three games of Northern Exposure ... Opened the campaign with a 20-point, eight rebound effort against George Mason ... Lynch established a new career best in points with 32 in a 97-87 loss at Rutgers on Jan. 9 ... Connected on 12-of-17 (.701) from the field in that contest, including 6-9 (.667) from beyond the 3-point arc ... Played a major role in Villanova's deluge of 3-pointers on Jan. 7 at Notre Dame ... He drilled 4-of-6 that day en route to a 14-point, four assist effort ... Made two critical triples in final minutes to help Villanova hold off Boston College on Jan. 13 ... Authored a strong effort at West Virginia on Jan. 23, totaling 15 points and six rebounds ... Set a new career high for minutes played (42) in double overtime thriller against Georgetown on Jan. 30 ... Contributed 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field (.538) ... Added five rebounds as well ... Made a key steal and basket with less than a minute to play to help secure 84-78 win over Rutgers in Feb. 3 rematch ... In that game he set a new career high for rebounds with 10 ... Also delivered 14 points ... Came through with 20 points in 82-75 defeat at St. John's on Feb. 13 at Madison Square Garden ... On Feb. 23 he scored 17 points in win over Pennsylvania despite getting shutout from beyond the 3-point line ... His 14 points were instrumental in season-ending victory over St. John's at the Pavilion.

1997-98: Recorded double-figure scoring outings in 10 games ... Played in 24 games and started nine ... Suffered strained achilles and sprained ankle early in the year, missing three games ... Averaged 8.1 ppg and 3.0 rpg ... Fifth on the team in scoring average ... First on the team in three-point shooting percentage (26-for-68, .382) ... Played a career-high 40 minutes versus Pitt and had 15 points ... Posted career-high 25 points versus Rutgers in only 26 minutes, hitting a personal-best nine-of-11 from the field and four-of-five from behind the arc ... Highest single-game scoring output of the season by any Wildcat (with John Celestand) ... Fantastic effort versus Miami in The Pavilion, scoring 14 points on six-of-12 shooting from the field to go with a career-high six boards ... With four minutes remaining and the score tied at 65 had a critical sequence, driving for a layup, blocking a shot at the other end of the floor, and making an assist to Howard Brown to put VU up by four ... Registered 16 points versus Notre Dame on seven-of-12 shooting from the field (.583) ... Posted 13 points versus Boston College in The Pavilion, including seven in the overtime to lift Villanova over the Eagles ... Converted a career-high eight-of-eight from the foul line ... Registered 12 points against Hofstra on four-for-five shooting from the field (.800), the best percentage of his career.

1996-97: Played in 28 games as a freshman ... Suffered fractured right thumb on Jan. 22 in practice and did not play versus Boston College, Georgetown and Syracuse ... Averaged 3.8 ppg and 1.6 rpg ... Posted three double-figure scoring games, 10 points against Penn on four-for-seven shooting, 10 against UNC-Wilmington, and a career-high 11 versus Providence on the road ... Fourth on the team in three-point shooting percentage (.333) ... Fifth on the team in treys ... Averaged 12.9 mpg, with season-high 27 versus UNC-Wilmington ... Played 20+ minutes on four occasions ... Shot 50 percent or better 10 times during the season ... Played in 15 Big East Conference games ... Averaged 2.9 ppg and 1.3 rpg in league play.

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

Honorable Street & Smith Magazine All-American ... Averaged 20 ppg as a senior ... Scored over 1100 career points at CBA ... Guided CBA to three shore conference championships ... Two-time first-team All-League selection ... Second-team All-State as a senior.

PERSONAL

A Finance Major ... Born 6/12/78 ... The son of Mary and Richard Lynch ... Coached by Ed Wicelinski at CBA ... Toured with NIT All-Stars during the summer of 1999.

Career Statistics                                                REBOUNDS
Year    GP-GS   FGM-A    FG%    3FG-A    3FG%   FTM-A    FT%     O   D  TOT          PF   PTS          A  BL  TO  ST    MN
1996-97 28/0    40-98   .408    16-48   .333    11-22   .500    14  30   44 (1.6)  32-0   107 (3.8)   28   1  27  18   361
1997-98 24/9    72-170  .424    26-68   .382    25-41   .610    27  44   71 (3.0)  42-1   195 (8.1)   31  11  52  29   487
1998-99 32/32   116-264 .439    55-133  .414    47-64   .734    44  72  116 (3.6)  57-2   334 (10.4)  78  10  68  32   851
TOTALS  84/41   228-532 .429    97-249  .390    83-127  .654    85  74  146       131-3   636        137  22 147  79  1699    

Big East Statistics REBOUNDS Year GP-GS FGM-A FG% 3FG-A 3FG% FTM-A FT% O D TOT PF PTS A BL TO ST MN 1996-97 15/0 18-50 .360 7-23 .304 1-4 .250 6 14 20 19-1 44 11 1 14 10 177 1997-98 16/7 51-119 .429 18-46 .391 22-37 .595 20 34 54 (3.4) 29-1 142 (8.9) 21 8 37 20 342 1998-99 18/18 76-170 .447 40-89 .449 25-31 .806 28 41 69 (3.8) 36-2 217 (12.1) 47 4 37 21 486 TOTALS 49/25 145-339 .428 65-158 .411 48-72 .667 54 89 143 84-3 403 79 13 88 51 1055

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