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2019 Schedule
2-0, 1st in Big East
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2dJeff Borzello

Villanova faces a new challenge

Coming off a national title, Jay Wright had a vision for this season. Then the NBA draft changed his plans.

Quinnipiac's Young crushes tomahawk slam (0:22)
Cosby-Roundtree crushes the rim (0:20)
Samuels blocks, hustles and scores plus the foul (0:29)
Is Villanova primed to defend its national title? (1:14)
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23dMyron Medcalf

Why your team won't make it to the Final Four

The AP preseason poll is out. Kansas, Kentucky, Gonzaga, Duke and the others in the top 10 are thinking Final Four. Not so fast. Every team has flaws.

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26d

Jay Wright: 'CBB is not authentic anymore.'

Villanova HC Jay Wright chats with Seth Greenberg about the Wildcats' new facilities, finding balance between success and staying committed to their culture as well as which players are going to have to step up after losing half his team to the NBA. Plus, his thoughts about the ongoing FBI investigation.

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30dJohn Gasaway

Which coaches are best at developing talent?

Villanova's Jay Wright leads the way in getting his players to improve from year to year. See which other coaches get the best results.

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42d

Villanova will play at least 3 times at MSG

Defending national champion Villanova will play at least three times at Madison Square Garden this season, a schedule that also features the Duke Blue Devils, Kentucky Wildcats and Syracuse Orange.

43d

I'm Interested: Wright On Attitude, Lessons & Coaching Success

Mike Greenberg talks to Villanova coach Jay Wright about the importance of "attitude" in his program (5:45), how his life has changed with success (17:50), a wild story from inside the locker room during the 2016 National Championship (21:19), what he'd change about the game (34:10) and more.

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50d

Villanova set to defend title in rebuilding year

The rebuilding Wildcats are set to raise the 2018 national championship banner next week -- and also lower expectations for the season to come after multiple NBA departures.

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64dMyron Medcalf

Best- and worst-case scenario for each Top 25 team

For some teams, a win in the NCAA tournament would be a significant achievement. For the elite contenders, anything short of a Final Four run would be a disappointment.

Team Stats

Points Per Game93.0Tied-32nd
Rebounds Per Game47.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game20.5Tied-23rd
Points Allowed65.0Tied-93rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record58-36
Championship Seasons1985, 2016
Tournament Appearances37