Ryan Arcidiacono and Dylan Ennis combined for 42 points in win over the Bluejays.
Darrun Hilliard scored 17 points and Ryan Arcidiacono added 16 in win over the Golden Eagles.
2/16 Final: Wildcats 80, Pirates 54
Men's Basketball vs. NC State in the Round of 32 of the NCAA Tournament; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Big East Tournament Semifinal on March 13, 2015
No. 4 Villanova takes down St. John's, 105-68
No. 4 Men's Basketball defeats Creighton, 76-72; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Wildcats win 89-61 over Providence for ninth-straight conference win
2014-15 Overview: Shared BIG EAST Player of the Year Honors with Providence's Kris Dunn ... Named first team All-BIG EAST and Philadelphia Big Five ... Averaged 10.1 ppg and led the Wildcats with 129 assists (3.6 apg) ... Had an asssist-to-turnover ratio of 2.7 per outing.
2015 NCAA Tournament Highlights: Contributed 13 points, six assists with zero turnovers in a 93-52 victory over Lafayette in the second round.
2015 Big East Tournament Highlights: Sank the decisive two free throws with 3.1 seconds left in regulation to help lift Villanova past Providence 63-61 in a BIG EAST semifinal on March 13.
2014-15 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Averaged 12.9 ppg and connected on .444 of his 3-point attempts over the course of 18 games ... Scored on an old-school 3-point play to give the Wildcats the lead back in the final minute at Creighton on March 3 ... Ended the night with a season-high 23 points and was 10-of-12 from the free throw line ... Contributed 12 of his 15 points in the second half to help VU rally to a 78-66 win at Xavier on Feb. 28 ... Delivered 13 points, four assists and zero turnovers to help the Wildcats down Providence 89-61 on Senior Night ... Drained three straight triples in the first 4:03 of the second half and finished with 16 points in an 87-76 win at Marquette ... Notched his 1,000th career point with a free throw with 4:38 to play in an 80-54 victory over Seton Hall on Feb. 16 ... Drained all nine of his free throw attempts en route to a 20-point, four assist effort in a 74-68 victory at Providence on Feb. 11 ... His 18 points helped Villanova defeat Marquette 70-52 at the Wells Fargo Center on Feb. 4 ... Tallied all 18 of his points after intermission to help VU rally to a 68-55 win at DePaul on Jan. 31 ... Led the Wildcats with 16 points in a 78-58 loss at Georgetown on Jan. 19 ... Notched a season high 18 points to go with six assists in an 88-75 victory over Xavier on Jan. 14 ... Connected on 5-of-6 field goals, including 4-of-5 from beynod the arc, for 14 points in a 81-64 victory over DePaul on Jan. 10 ... Dished out a season high 10 assists to go with nine points and zero turnovers in a 90-72 victory at St. John's on Jan. 6 ... Led the way for the Wildccats with 15 points and five assists in a 67-55 victory over Butler on New Year's Eve.
2014-15 Non-Conference Highlights: Helped step up with Darrun Hilliard sidelined on Dec. 23, scoring 16 points in a 92-67 victory over NJIT ... Added three assists and two rebounds in 32 minutes ... Contributed nine assists, including two key ones in the final 17 seconds of regulation, that helped VU defeat Syracuse 82-77 in overtime on Dec. 20 ... Also had two steals in the win and did not commit a turnover ... Drained four vital free throws in final seven seconds to help VU down No. 19 Michigan 60-55 on Nov. 25 ... Delivered nine assists in a 77-53 win over VCU on Nov. 24 ... Tabbed second team All-BIG EAST in the preseason ... Drained two key free throws late and finished with 15 points as VU defeated Bucknell 72-65 on Nov. 20 at the Pavilion ... Contributed 16 points and five assists to a 77-66 win over Lehigh on opening night ... Also established a new career high with seven rebounds.
2013-14 Overview: Named Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST and second team All-Philadelphia Big Five ... Averaged 31.1 minutes per game to top the Wildcats ... Also paced the squad in assists with 118 (3.5 apg) while committing just 48 turnovers on the season ... Also averaged 9.9 points per outing ... Has scored 742 points in his first two seasons as a Wildcat.
2014 NCAA Tournament: Started both games for the Wildcats in the games at Buffalo ... Closed out his campaign with 18 points and six assists in a 77-65 loss to eventual NCAA champion Connecticut in the the third round of the NCAA Tournament ... Contributed two points, four caroms and three assists in a second round triumph over Milwaukee.
2013-14 BIG EAST Tournament: Added seven points in Villanova's 64-63 quarterfinal defeat to Seton Hall at Madison Square Garden.
2013-14 Regular Season Highlights: Averaged 10.9 ppg in 18 conference games, including 17 starting assignments ... Contributed 11 points to help VU close the regular season with a 77-59 win over Georgetown on March 8 ... Dished out seven assists to go with 11 points in a 77-70 win at Xavier to help clinch the outright BIG EAST regular season title ... Sank a pivotal 3-pointer with 3:44 left to help VU down St. John's 57-54 on Feb. 22 ... Ended that day with 12 points and three assists ... Delivered the game-winning basket on a classic 3-point play with 3.6 seconds left in the second overtime to help lift VU past Providence 82-79 .. Ended the night with 21 points and six assists ... Converted 5-of-6 field goal attempts, including all four of his attempts from beyond the 3-point arc, to finish with 14 points and six assists in an 87-62 win at DePaul on Feb. 12 ... Contributed six assists and six points in a 70-53 win over Seton Hall on Feb. 7 ... Set a career high with 11 assists (zero turnovers) and contributed a season-best 20 points to a 94-85 win at Marquette .... Tied a season-high with 14 points in an 88-62 win over DePaul on Jan. 18 ... Supplied 13 points and three assists in a 74-67 win at St. John's ... Matched a season high with 14 points in an 83-67 win at Seton Hall on Jan. 8 ... Drilled a critical 3-pointer to open overtime in a 76-73 win at Butler in the BIG EAST opener ... Finished with nine points, three assists and four steals.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Added nine points, three assists and zero turnovers in a 73-52 win over La Salle ... Contributed 11 points and four assists to a 98-68 win at Saint Joseph's ... His clutch shooting helped Villanova rally from a 15-point deficit to defeat Iowa 88-83 in overtime to win the Battle 4 Atlantis ... Finished with 13 points, four rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes ... His 3-pointer with 10.1 seconds left gave VU back the lead in a 63-59 win over No. 2 Kansas ... Delivered 14 points, six assists and zero turnovers in 94-79 win over USC ... Contributed 14 points in the 84-80 win over Delaware on Nov. 22 .... Added 12 points, three rebounds and three assists in 78-44 win over Towson ... Contributed nine points and four assists in a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary's on Nov. 13 ... Suffered bruised ribs in practice and did not appear in the exhibition victory over West Chester on Nov. 2 ... Returned to action to log 34 minutes in a 75-59 win over Lafayette on Nov. 8.
2012-13 Overview: Led the Wildcats in minutes played (34.0 mpg) and assists (3.5 apg) ... A unanimous choice to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team and was named Rookie of the Week four times ... Named a team captain with James Bell and Mouphtaou Yarou in January ... Averaged 11.9 ppg.
2013 NCAA Tournament: Scored 10 points and added three assists in a 78-71 loss to North Carolina in a second round game played in Kansas City.
2013 BIG EAST Championship: Chipped in with 15 points and a season high six rebounds in a 66-53 victory over St. John's in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship on Mar. 13.
2012-13 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Started all 31 regular season games for the `Cats and led the team in minutes played (33.9 mpg) and assists (3.5 apg) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring at 12.2 ppg ... Earned four BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honors, including one for the final week of the regular season ... Dropped in 23 points with four assists in a 73-64 loss at No. 23 Pitt on March 3 ... Contributed 16 points, four assists and one steal in a 66-65 loss at Seton Hall on Feb. 25 ... Added 11 points, four rebounds and three assists to VU's 60-56 win over No. 17 Marquette on Feb. 23 ... Added 14 points, four assists and zero turnovers in a 71-63 victory over Rutgers on Feb. 18 ... Delivered 25 points to help lift VU past Connecticut 70-61 on Feb. 16 ... Connected on 8-of-15 from the field and 5-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc ... His 23 points helped lead VU past DePaul 94-71 on Feb. 5 ... Sank a 3-point goal with 2.2 seconds left to pull Villanova even at 61 in what became a 75-71 win over No. 3 Syracuse on Jan. 26 ... His 15 points and five rebounds helped lift Villanova to a 73-64 victory over No. 5 Louisville on Jan. 22.
Honored as Philadelphia Big Five player and BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Jan. 7 ... Established a season-high with 32 points, including seven 3-point baskets, in a 98-86 victory over St. John's in his first BIG EAST game on Jan. 2.
2012-13 Non-Conference Highlights: Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for the second time on Dec. 31 after scoring 17 points and adding three assists in a 70-60 win over NJIT ... Contributed nine points, four assists and three steals to an 83-56 win at Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... His assist led to game-winning basket with 28 seconds left by James Bell in 65-61 win over Saint Joseph's ... Added 12 points in a 68-55 win at Penn on Dec. 8 despite being limited by second half foul trouble ... Contributed eight points, four assists and four rebounds in a 62-52 win at Vanderbilt on Dec. 1 ... Established season highs in minutes (41) and assists (seven) in a 77-74 overtime loss to La Salle on Nov. 25 ... Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on Nov. 19 ... Contributed 18 points and six assists to VU's 89-81 overtime victory over Purdue on Nov. 15 ... Became the first Wildcat freshman since Scottie Reynolds in 2006-07 to score 25 points in a game in an 80-68 win over Marshall ... Scored 11 points to go with four assists and three rebounds in his college debut on Nov. 9 against UDC.
Is one of six children of Patti and Joe Arcidiacono ... Siblings include Sabrina (28), Nicole (26), Michael (23), and Christopher and Courtney (14) ... Both parents attended Villanova and Joe Arcidiacono played football for the Wildcats from 1976-80 ... Born March 26, 1994... Averaged 20.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game as a junior in 2010-11 ... December surgery to his back caused him to miss the 2011-12 campaign ... Named the 2011 Courier Times Player of the Year and to the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania first team ... Ranked among the Top 50 seniors in the nation by ESPNU ... Signed a national letter of intent to attend Villanova in November 2011.