2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
3-0, 1st in Big East
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11hJeff Borzello

Power Rankings: Long live the Big East

The argument will go on all season: Which conference is the best? For now, a week into the season, the Big East is proving once again it is a beast.

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Villanova routs Lafayette at home (0:50)
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Wildcats extend lead on alley-oop (0:16)
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Nova cruises to victory over Nicholls (0:31)
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Villanova ends game with two dunks (0:23)
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Villanova tops Columbia in opener (0:43)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

The four teams with the highest chance to reach the Final Four, according to our Basketball Power Index: Wichita State (27%) Villanova (25%) Kansas (24%) Purdue (15%)

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14dESPN.com

CBBrank top 50 players: Villanova

Point guard Jalen Brunson finished his sophomore season on a terrific roll and takes on more responsibility in 2017-18 with the departures of Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Recruiting news: Tyler Herro tells ESPN that he will take an official visit to Kentucky next weekend. He plans to visit Oregon and Villanova while Kansas and Butler are also in the mix. He recently de-committed from Wisconsin. After evaluating him over the years the four star guard is one of the best mid-range pull-up jump shooters in the high school game as well as being very effective in ball screens as a shooter or a playmaker. Herro is currently ranked no.27 in the ESPN 100 and went on to say. "I️ am looking to for a school where the style of play fits my game and where I️ can contribute early in my career."

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17dJohn Gasaway

What makes Jay Wright unusually good?

Shooting is supposed to be largely outside a coach's control, but Wright is posing a stern challenge to that conventional analytic wisdom.

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20dJeff Borzello

Big East preview: Villanova will lead top-heavy league

The Big East might not put seven teams in the NCAA tournament again in 2018, but the top of the league is very good. Villanova is again the favorite, but Xavier and Seton Hall aren't far behind.

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40dJeff Borzello

Replacing Josh Hart won't be easy

With Hart and two 2016-17 seniors gone, this season's Wildcats will depend greatly on Jalen Brunson and Donte DiVicenzo.

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Nova's Jay Wright awarded Legends of Coaching

After leading Villanova to the 2016 title and earning his 500th career win last season, coach Jay Wright will receive the John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching honor.

Team Stats

Points Per Game97.315th
Rebounds Per Game43.3Tied-37th
Assists Per Game20.0Tied-28th
Points Allowed64.7Tied-74th

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Tournament History

Final Fours5
Tournament Record57-35
Championship Seasons1985, 2016
Tournament Appearances36