James Bell leads the list of award winners announced in conjunction with the 2014 Men's Basketball Banquet, held on Tuesday night on the floor of the Pavilion.
The Villanova Wildcats will make their third appearance in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 9, 2014 when they meet Maryland in the first half of a doubleheader which also features Indiana and Louisville.
The Philadelphia Big 5 has announced a partnership with the "Sport Changes Life Foundation." Sport Changes Life (SCL) provides an opportunity for young people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean to live out their dreams as athletes and scholars while competing, studying and serving in local communities in Ireland.
Villanova's James Bell was named Player of the Year by the Philadelphia Big Five while Jay Wright was tabbed Coach of the Year by the group. Bell was also named Most Improved by the Big Five.
A memorable 2013-14 season came to an end for Villanova in Buffalo in third round play of the NCAA Tournament as Connecticut upended the Wildcats 77-65.