Josh Hart led the team with a triple double in win over the Hawks.
Villanova seniors rang the Opening Bell in New York on April 15
Jalen Brunson scores a season-high 25 points to lead No. 1 Villanova past Temple
2/16 Final: Wildcats 80, Pirates 54
Villanova vs. Michigan - April 2, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Kansas - NCAA Final Four - Saturday, March 31, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. West Virginia - Friday, March 23, 2018
Photos from Villanova men's basketball vs. Providence - Saturday, March 10, 2018
Villanova vs Butler
A smooth and skilled point guard with a terrific feel for the game ... Adept at finding the open man or finding his own shot opportunities ... An accomplished on the ball defender.
2017-18 Overview: Played a pivotal role as a team tri-captain as the Wildcats earned their second NCAA national championship in three seasons ... Started 31 games, including all nine in the postseason ... Averaged 10.0 points and 27.4 minutes per outing ... Returned to the lineup on Feb. 21 vs. DePaul after missing seven games with a broken bone in this right (shooting) hand suffered in a Jan. 23 win over Providence ... The Wildcats won 12 of 13 after his return to the lineup, including 11 in a row to close the campaign ... Announced his intention to return to Villanova for his final season of eligibility in 2018-19 in April 2018.
2018 NCAA TOURNAMENT
Contributed 10 points, six rebounds and three assists to a 95-79 victory over Kansas on March 31 in the NCAA Final Four ... Added six points, six rebounds, four assists and zero turnovers to a 90-78 win over West Virginia on March 23 ... Supplied four points, five assists and six rebounds in an 81-58 second round win over Alabama ... Added 10 points and three assists in 25 minutes of an 87-61 win over Radford on March 15.
2018 BIG EAST TOURNAMENT
His 14 points helped the `Cats down Butler 87-68 in a semifinal on March 9 ... Converted 6-of-10 field goal attempts to finish with 15 points in a 94-70 win over Marquette on Mar. 8 at Madison Square Garden.
2017-18 REGULAR SEASON
Returned to action after missing seven games with an injured right hand and scored 14 points in 16 minutes of a Feb. 21 win over DePaul ... Suffered a fractured bone in his right (shooting) hand during the waning minutes of an 89-69 victory over Providence on Jan. 23 ... His 12 points and six assists were part of a balanced attack that helped down Georgetown 88-56 on Jan. 17 in Washington, D.C. Registered a new career high with 21 points, on 8-of-11 shooting from the field, in an 89-65 win over No. 10 Xavier on Jan. 10 ... Connected on 6-of-9 field goal attempts to finish with 17 points in a 103-85 win at DePaul in the BIG EAST opener ... After being hampered by a stomach virus in a Dec. 13 win at Temple, bounced back with 17 points in 21 minutes of a 95-71 iwn over Hofstra on Dec. 22 ... Helped the Wildcats overcome La Salle on Dec. 10, scoring 18 points to go with five rebounds ... Matched a career high with 20 points in an 88-72 victory over Gonzaga on Dec. 5 at the Jimmy V Classic ... Collected a career high eight rebounds to go with 17 points and six assists in a 94-53 Big Five win over Saint Joseph's on Dec. 2 ... Connected on 5-of-9 field goal attempts for 14 points in a 90-62 win over Penn on Nov. 29 ... Added 12 points and two assists to a 64-54 win over UNI in the finals of the Battle 4 Atlantis ... Sank 8-of-10 free throws in an 85-76 win over Tennessee on Nov. 24 ... Added a season-high four steals to go with seven points in a 66-58 win over Western Kentucky on Nov. 22 ... Converted 4-of-5 field goals and finished with 11 points in a 104-57 win over Lafayette on Nov. 17 ... Contributed 12 points to a 113-77 win over Nicholls on Nov. 14.
2016-17 Overview: Started the Wildcats opening three games before being sidelined with left knee inflammation ... The injury forced him to the sidelines and he did not log another minute during the campaign.
2016-17 Non-Conference Highlights: Contributed seven points in an 88-48 win over Lafayette on opening night and matched that total in a 79-76 win at Purdue on Nov. 14 ... Made his final appearance of the season against Western Michigan at the Gildan Charleston Classic on Nov. 17.
2015-16 Overview: Served as Villanova’s primary sixth man over the course of the campaign ... Earned three starting assignments while appearing in all 40 of the Wildcats' games ... Averaged 7.0 points and 2.2 assists per outing .... Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on May 4, 2016.
2015-16 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Named to the All-Final Four team ... Tallied a season-high 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field to help propel VU past North Carolina 77-74 in the NCAA Final on April 4 at Houston's NRG Stadium ... Converted all six of his free throw attempts in the victory over the Tar Heels that gave VU its second NCAA national championship ... Tied a career high with five steals to go with 10 points and two rebounds in a 95-51 national semifinal victory over Oklahoma on April 2 ... Played a key role in Villanova’s 87-68 victory over Iowa in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Brooklyn's Barclays Center ... Sank two 3-pointers as part of a first half burst and finished with eight points and three assists in the win.
2015-16 BIG EAST Tournament Highlights: Was instrumental in a 81-67 win over Georgetown on March 10, adding seven points, three assists and strong defense .
2015-16 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Contributed nine points in 19 minutes of an 83-62 win over DePaul at the Pavilion on March 1 ... Dropped in six critical free throws in the final minutes to help VU down Marquette 89-79 ... Finished with eight points and four assists in that one ... Added 11 points in a 90-83 loss to Xavier on Feb. 24 ... Gave the Cats an important lift on Feb. 17 at Temple, contributing 12 points and five rebounds in an 83-67 win ... Added 10 points and six assists to the cause in an 83-58 win over Creighton on Feb. 3 ... Provided 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field in an 83-68 victory over Marquette on Jan. 13 ... Connected on 4-of-5 field goals for 10 points in a BIG EAST opening day win over Xavier on Dec. 31.
2015-16 Non-Conference Highlights: Set a new career high with seven rebounds in a 77-57 win over Penn on Dec. 28 ... Chipped in with nine points and a season high seven assists in a 78-48 victory over Delaware on Dec. 22 ... Scored 10 points to go with five assists in his first college start, a 76-47 win over La Salle on Dec. 13 ... Contributed 10 points and four rebounds in a 78-55 loss to No. 7 Oklahoma on Dec. 7 at Pearl Harbor ... His seven points in 28 minutes helped the Cats roll past Georgia Tech to earn the NIT Season Tipoff title on Nov. 27 ... Notched a season-high 16 points to go with five rebounds in an 86-51 win over ETSU on Nov. 20 ... His 11 points and four assists helped the Wildcats down Nebraska 87-63 on Nov. 17 in the Gavitt Tipoff Games ... Supplied seven points, four assists, and three rebounds in a 91-54 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 13.
2014-15 Overview: Named Rookie of the Year by the Philadelphia Big Five ... Averaged 5.8 points and 14.5 minutes per game in his debut campaign as a Wildcat, appearing in all 36 games.
2015 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Supplied nine points with a rebound, steal and an assist in the 93-52 win over Lafayette in the second round in Pittsburgh ... Contributed nine points and two rebounds in a third round loss to North Carolina State.
2015 Big East Tournament Highlights: Added eight points in 16 minutes of the championship game victory over Xavier before fouling out ... Supplied six points in 18 minutes of an 84-49 victory over Marquette on Mar. 12 in BIG EAST Tournament quarterfinal.
2014-15 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Averaged 5.8 ppg and 15.6 mpg in conference action ... Established a new career high with eight assists to go with seven points in a 105-68 win over St. John's on March 7 ... Poured in eight points in 19 minutes of action in a 76-72 win at Creighton on March 3 ... Logged 22 minutes and chipped in with eight points and three assists in a 78-66 triumph at Xavier on Feb. 28 ... Came off the bench to supply 10 points, three assists, two steals and two rebounds in an 89-61 victory over Providence at the Pavilion on Feb. 24 ... Delivered eight points, three assists and zero turnovers in an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall on Feb. 16 at the Pavilion ... Supplied 10 points in 16 minutes of a 70-52 win over Marquette on Feb. 4 ... Tied a season high with four rebounds to go with six points in a 68-55 win over DePaul on Jan. 31 ... Added eight points and two assists in 19 minutes of a 71-50 triumph over Creighton on Jan. 25 ... Contributed nine points and three rebounds to a 90-72 victory at St. John's on Jan. 6 at Madison Square Garden.
2014-15 Non-Conference Highlights: Recorded a season high with 14 points to go with four rebounds in a 92-67 win over NJIT ... Posted a season-high 11 points to go with two assists in a 74-46 win over Saint Joseph's ... Added eight points, four assists and four rebounds in a 78-47 victory over Delaware on Nov. 30 at the Wells Fargo Center ... Dropped in all four of his field goal attempts for a seaosn high nine points in a 77-53 win over VCU at Barclays Center on Nov. 24 ... Dropped in seven points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field in an 81-44 win over UMES on Nov. 17.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL
Named the 2013-14 Baltimore Prep Player of the Year ... Averaged 19 points, six rebounds and three assists per game in helping the Gaels finish at 34-5 and claim the championships of the Baltimore Catholic League and the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference ... Ranked No. 92 in ESPNU's list of Top 100 in the High School Class of 2014 ... Rose to prominence as a junior in 2012-13 while averaging 17 points, eight assists and seven rebounds per contest ... Was a first team All-Catholic League selection.
Parents are Phil Booth Sr. and Robin Booth ... Has two sisters, Jasmine (25) and Jessica (13) ... Phil Booth Sr. is a Philadelphia native who starred at Northeast High School and Coppin State University.
Jay Wright on Phil Booth: "Phil Booth comes from a great basketball family. Phil is a classic Villanova guard and an outstanding student. We feel he is very well prepared for our style of play. Coach (Pat) Clatchey has done a great job with guards. We are excited to have an outstanding player from a prestigious program on board."