Freshman Josh Hart came off the bench to score 19 points and No. 8 Villanova stayed perfect with an 88-67 rout of Rider on Saturday.
Junior guard appeared in all 34 games for Wildcats in 2012-13
Ryan Arcidiacono Leads Team with 23 Points
Villanova hopes to build on momentum of three game winning streak
Villanova 60, Marquette 56
NCAA Tournament Second Round Practice & Press Conference
Villanova vs. Butler - USATSI Gallery
Villanova hosted St. John's at Wells Fargo Center on February 22, 2014.
Villanova takes on Temple at the Liacouras Center
Villanova vs. Providence (USATSI)
Brings toughness, experience, and defensive tenacity to the Wildcats' backcourt ... Spent the first two seasons of his college career at Wake Forest University ... Tough, hard-nosed point guard in the tradition of Philadelphia ... Able to change speed and direction to penetrate into the lane.
2013-14 Overview: Averaged 14.3 minutes while appearing in all 34 games for the Wildcats' as a valuable backcourt reserve ... Drew a pair of starting assignments ... Earned the Alexander Severance Award at the 2014 Villanova Basketball Banquet for his diligence in the class room.
2013-14 NCAA Tournament: Appeared in both of the Wildcats' NCAA Tournament games, scoring four points off the bench in the 73-53 win over Milwaukee in the second round in Buffalo, N.Y.
2013-14 BIG EAST Tournament: Did not score in a 64-63 loss to Seton Hall in the quarterfinals.
2013-14 BIG EAST Regular Season: Made his second start of the campaign on Senior Night against Butler, contributing four points and three rebounds in a 67-48 win ... Added eight points, four rebounds and a pair of assists in a 90-74 win at Temple on Feb. 1 ... Chipped in with seven points and two rebounds in 16 minutes to a 65-60 Wildcat win at Georgetown on Jan. 27 ... Contributed seven points in 18 minutes of a 94-85 win at Marquette on Jan. 25 ... Added five points and two assists in an 88-62 win over DePaul at the Pavilion on Jan. 18 ... Gave the Wildcats a spark with six points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals in a 91-61 win over Providence on Jan. 5.
2013-14 Non-Conference Highlights: Added six points and three assists in an 88-67 win over Rider on Dec. 21 ... Drew his first starting assignment against Penn on Dec. 4 ... Contributed six points, seven rebounds and five assists to an 78-44 win over Towson ... Helped ignited a 16-0 run for VU after entering the game in the first half of a 90-59 win over Mount St. Mary's ... Finished with five points, six assists and two steals ... Played 18 key minutes off the bench in the season opener against Lafayette, supplying five points and three assists.
2012-13 Overview: Emerged as a reliable contributor off the bench for the Wildcats ... Averaged 18.5 minutes per game and 3.6 points per outing ... Added 1.7 assists per game.
2013 NCAA Tournament: Supplied two points and three rebounds in 21 minutes of action in a 78-71 loss to North Carolina at the Sprint Center.
2013 BIG EAST Championship: Contibuted eight points and three rebounds in 24 minutes of a 66-53 win over St. John's on Mar. 13.
2012-13 BIG EAST Regular Season Highlights: Emerged as a strong perimeter defender over the season's final weeks ... Averaged 18.3 mpg while appearing in all 31 games ... Logged a season high 29 minutes to go with five points, four assists and zero turnovers at Pitt on March 3 ... Contributed six points in 19 minutes of VU's 71-63 win over Rutgers on Feb. 18 ... His strong defense on UConn's Shabazz Napier helped VU post a 70-61 win on Feb. 16 ... Also contributed four points, three steals and two assists in 24 minutes of action during that game in Hartford... Added four points and three rebounds in 18 minutes at Cincinnati on Feb. 12 ... Came off the bench to add 10 points, four rebounds and three assists in a 94-71 victory at DePaul on Feb. 5 ... Sparked the Wildcats with outstanding defensive work to go with six points, and three assists in a 73-64 win over No. 5 Louisville on Jan. 22.
2012-13 Non-Conference Highlights: Added five assists, four points and three steals in a 70-60 win over NJIT on Dec. 28 ... Drained all three of his 3-point attempts on his way to a season-high 11 points in an 83-56 win at Monmouth on Dec. 22 ... Contributed a then season-high 10 points in just 13 minutes against Temple on Dec. 5 at the Pavilion ... Added six points and a steal in 23 minutes against La Salle on Nov. 25 ... Logged 8 minutes, adding four points, four assists and three rebounds against Columbia on Nov. 20 ... .Added four points, five assists and four rebounds in 26 minutes of a 78-58 win over UDC on opening night, Nov. 9.
2011-12 Overview: Started all 31 games at point guard for the Demon Deacons ... Averaged 9.0 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 30.2 minutes per game ... Led the team and ranked in a tie for eighth in the ACC in assists per game ... Ranked second on the team in steals (31) and was third in both scoring and minutes played ... Ranked third on the team with 26 offensive boards ... Had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.3 ... In ACC play, averaged 7.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30.7 minutes per game ... Ranked in a tie for eighth in assists in the ACC during conference play ... Played 30+ minutes in 19 games, including 10 in conference play ... Scored in double figures in 13 games, including a career-high 20 points at High Point on Dec. 7 ... Led the team in assists in 16 games ... Led the team in rebounding three times and in scoring twice ... Converted nine of 11 three-point play opportunities.
2011-12 Season Highlights
Made his first career start in the season opener vs. Loyola (Nov. 11) ... Set a career-high with four steals vs. Georgia Southern (Nov. 16) ... Hit a career-high seven field goal to finish with 17 points and six rebounds vs. Dayton in the Old Spice Classic (Nov. 24) ... Notched a career-high 20 points and tied another with six assists while shooting 3-of-5 from 3-point range at High Point (Dec. 7) ... Made a career-high nine free throws in 10 attempts vs. UNC Wilmington (Dec. 21) ... Matched career-high with six assists vs. Yale (Dec. 29) ... Duplicated career-high six assists for the fourth time at Boston College (Jan. 21) ... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds, including four offensive, vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 15) ... Put up his best scoring performance in conference play with 18 points vs. Duke (Feb. 28).
Neumann-Goretti High School
Four-year letterwinner under Carl Arrigale at Neumann-Goretti ... 2009-10 Gatorade Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania ... Two-time first team all-state selection, earning the honor as a junior in 2008-09 and again as a senior in 2009-10 ... 2010 McDonald's All-America nominee ... Named 2009-10 Philadelphia Inquirer's Southeastern Pennsylvania Boys Basketball Player of the Year ... Named 2009-10 Philadelphia Daily News Player of the Year ... As a senior, averaged 19.1 points and 6.0 rebounds to lead the Saints to a 30-1 record and the PIAA Class AAA state title ... Neumann-Goretti was ranked No. 2 in the nation in the final ESPN Rise Top 50 Poll ... The Saints only loss in 2009-10 came at the hands of No. 1-ranked Yates (TX) ... Finished his career as Neumann-Goretti's second all-time leading scorer with 1,621 points, behind only Steve Benton (1981-85) ... The Saints went a combined 97-20 in Chennault's four years ... As a junior, averaged 16 points per game to lead the Saints to a 26-3 overall record and a perfect Philadelphia Catholic League mark ... Lost to eventual state champion Archbishop Carroll in the state AAA quarterfinals ... Neumann-Goretti finished the 2008-09 season ranked No. 11 in the ESPN Rise East Region poll ... Helped the Saints to a 26-6 record and a Catholic League championship as a freshman in 2006-07 ... Neumann-Goretti classmates Tyreek Duren (La Salle), Mustafaa Jones (Hartford) and Danny Stewart (Rider) signed Division I basketball scholarship offers ... Played AAU ball for Team Philly.
Given name is Tony Wayne Chennault ... Son of Crystal Morton ... Born April 14, 1991, in Philadelphia ... Has an older brother Sean ... Sean played basketball for two seasons from 2008-10 at Cerritos Junior College in Norwalk, Calif. ... Mike Jay, another of his brothers, died suddenly in 2012 ... Committed verbally to Wake Forest in August of 2008 ... Chose the Deacons over offers from Pittsburgh, Providence, St. Joseph's, Villanova and Virginia ... Wore No. 12 in high school ... Last name is pronounced "shuh-NALT".