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2018 Schedule
36-4, 2nd in Big East
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10dJohn Gasaway

The coaching carousel moves slower than you think

Jay Wright's titles at Villanova came after he survived a slow start with the Wildcats. He's not an exception anymore, with few coaches getting fired quickly if they don't win right away.

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11dAdrian Wojnarowski

Nova's Brunson to enter NBA draft, hire agent

Junior guard Jalen Brunson, the consensus NCAA player of the year for the national champion Villanova Wildcats, will enter the 2018 NBA draft.

Mikal Bridges declares for NBA draft (2:07)
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12dAdrian Wojnarowski

Nova All-American Bridges to enter NBA draft

All-American Mikal Bridges of Villanova told ESPN he will bypass his final year of eligibility and enter the NBA draft, where he's projected to be a lottery pick.

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Brunson ends big week with Wooden Award win

Villanova's Jalen Brunson won the John R. Wooden Award, given to college basketball's player of the year, Friday night at the College Basketball Awards.

Brunson wins Wooden award (2:06)
Nova rolls through the streets of Philly (0:43)
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Philly cheers NCAA champion Nova with parade

Thousands of fans lined up in Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for the Villanova men's basketball team, which won the national championship Monday night.


Boston Globe's Julian Benbow joins; more

Kayla Johnson, Tesfaye Negussie, Terrika Foster-Brasby and Justin Tinsley wrap up NCAA college basketball season with Boston Globe's Julian Benbow who breaks down Villanova's win and more. Plus, the crew weighs in on Cardi B's new album, Anthony Davis' April Fool's joke and more.

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Wright to Nova fans: 'What's better than this?'

Upon returning to campus, members of Villanova's championship basketball team were treated like rock stars as they made their way into the ancient Jake Nevin Field House for a celebration on Tuesday.


A Masters Preview and National Championship Recap

Doug and Ben welcome the Las Vegas Westgate Superbook's Jeff Sherman to put a bow on the NCAA National Championship then preview The Masters with Chris "The Bear Fallica including Tiger Woods performance predictions.

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Villanova to parade through Philly on Thursday

The NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats will be honored with a parade Thursday in Philadelphia. The parade will culminate with a rally at City Hall. The route is the same one used to honor the Wildcats after their 2016 championship.


Campus Conversation Basketball: Nova Rolls, Looking Ahead To '19

Jeff Goodman, Jeff Borzello and Rob Dauster react to Villanova's dominant win (3:30), discuss their takeaways from the season (15:50), look ahead to next year (30:59) & more. Plus, the last installment of "Talk Nerdy To Me" with Seth Walder & Paul Sabin (22:20).

Max calls Philadelphia 'capital of the sports world' (2:07)
Le Batard on DiVincenzo: We 'built him up to tear him down' (2:05)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James had a ton of praise for Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo when asked about the NCAA title game. "Listen, that kid, he was on fire," James said Tuesday. "But he did it in an all (around way). First of all, he made himself a lot of money. That's the first thing I thought. Obviously, I'm not with the whole college thing so I don't care about that. He made himself a lot of money last night and not because of the way he was shooting, but he was doing it all. He was getting into the lane, and-1s. Backdoors. Lobs. Verticality with Matthews at the peak, showing his athleticism. And then when the game started to kind of get (close) when Michigan cut it to 12, boom, he hits another backbreaker. Michigan kind of gets it to 10, boom, he shows up again. Man, listen, at the end of the day, Villanova was the best team in college basketball this year and when the National Player of the Year is on the sideline with four fouls for the majority of the second half and you're still winning? That lets you know how great of a team you are. So, Donte, obviously he was great. The kid (Mikal) Bridges, he was shooting the heck out of the ball. That one kid, No. 4, I call him ‘Baby Millsap,' (Eric) Paschall, I call him Baby Millsap. Listen, he's a matchup problem. But the best team won and I'm actually happy they won a little bit because we don't really speak that other team's name around here. But I do feel, I feel for the kids though."

Stephen A., Max heated about Wright-76ers talk (2:17)
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19dDarren Rovell

Nova's DiVincenzo deletes Twitter account

Villanova's Donte DiVincenzo deleted his Twitter account following the national championship game after fans found offensive tweets.

Team Stats

Points Per Game86.61st
Rebounds Per Game35.9139th
Assists Per Game16.423rd
Points Allowed70.2114th

Tournament History

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