The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four finalists for its Naismith Player of the Year award Sunday. Wildcats senior All-American Josh Hart is among the candidates.
A 15-5 surge over the game's final 5:31 lifted Wisconsin past Villanova 65-62 Saturday in a second round NCAA Tournament game in Buffalo, N.Y.
Villanova (32-3 overall) will meet No. 8 seed Wisconsin (26-9) Saturday afternoon at Buffalo's KeyBank Center for the right to move on to an East Regional Semifinal next weekend in New York City.
With Villanova struggling to find a groove early, Donte DiVincenzo was there to provide a lift as the Wildcats pulled away from Mount St. Mary's 76-56 in an NCAA Tournament first round game Thursday.
The Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four finalists for its 2017 Coach of the Year Award and Villanova's Jay Wright is part of the group.
Villanova is set to face Mount St. Mary's, champions of the Northeast Conference, in an NCAA Tournament game Thursday evening in Buffalo, N.Y. (CBS and 610 Sports Radio).
Five standout players from five different conferences have been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's 2016-17 All-America First Team. Those five stars – four of them guards – are the finalists for the prestigious Oscar Robertson Trophy as the USBWA's Men's National Player of the Year.
This marks the 37th appearance all-time for the Wildcats in the NCAA Tournament and third time they have earned the No. 1 seed. Villanova was previously a No. 1 seed in the Minneapolis Region in 2006 and in the East Region in 2015.
The top seeded Villanova Wildcats grabbed a 14 point halftime lead and took it from there on their way to downing Creighton (25-9) to earn their second BIG EAST Tournament crown in three years.
The No. 1 seed Villanova Wildcats (30-3 overall) will face the No. 6 seed Creighton Bluejays (25-8) for the BIG EAST Tournament title Saturday at Madison Square Garden (Fox and 610 Sports Radio).
Senior Josh Hart's offensive rebound and score helped Villanova hold off Seton Hall (21-11 overall) in another tight BIG EAST Tournament battle between the two schools Friday night.
The top seeded Villanova Wildcats will square off against No. 5 seed Seton Hall Friday night in a BIG EAST semifinal at Madison Square Garden.
Donte DiVincenzo (25 points) and Kris Jenkins (24 points) combined for 49 points as the Wildcats advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament with a convincing win Thursday.