NCAA Men's Basketball

#2 Villanova Wildcats (36-4)


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vs. WVU 
W 90-78
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vs. TxTch 
W 71-59
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vs. Kansas 
W 95-79
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vs. Mich 
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Nova's Wright fetes hoops title with pope-pourri of events

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jay Wright had some time to chat before he met with Michelle Obama. The former first lady was in Philadelphia for an education event and Wright was invited to give a speech. Wright and the Obamas go way back - to at least 2016 when President Barack Obama teased Villanova's coach as "the George Clooney of coaches" for his GQ style while winning a national title.

It's a second national championship that has Wright and the former first family intertwined again. Villanova's Jalen Brunson and Phil Booth - stars on the `16 and `18 national title teams - also gave a short talk Wednesday at the celebration expected to draw more 8,000 high school students.

Wright also caught up with Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo before he was called on stage. The perks of a championship keep rolling for Wright and the Wildcats in a month jammed with activities since they beat Michigan to win the program's third title .

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Leaders
Points: J. Brunson18.9
Rebounds: O. Spellman8.0
Assists: J. Brunson4.6
FG%: J. Brunson52.1%
FT%: M. Bridges85.1%
3P%: M. Bridges43.5%
Steals: M. Bridges1.5
Blocks: O. Spellman1.5
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Virginia31-3
2 Villanova36-4
3 Xavier29-6
4 Kansas31-8
5 Michigan State30-5
6 Cincinnati31-5
7 Michigan33-8
8 Gonzaga32-5
9 Duke29-8
10 North Carolina26-11
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Villanova36-4
2 Michigan33-8
3 Kansas31-8
4 Duke29-8
5 Virginia31-3
6 Texas Tech27-10
7 Loyola Chicago32-6
8 Xavier29-6
9 Purdue30-7
10 Gonzaga32-5
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
3 Xavier 15-3 29-6
2 Villanova 14-4 36-4
Seton Hall 10-8 22-12
Creighton 10-8 21-12
Providence 10-8 21-14
Marquette 9-9 21-14
Butler 9-9 21-14
Georgetown 5-13 15-15
St. John's 4-14 16-17
DePaul 4-14 11-20
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 86.6 (1)
Rebounds: 9.6 (233)
Assists: 16.4 (22)
FG%: 50.0% (5)
FT%: 77.9% (8)
3P%: 40.1% (14)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 70.2 (116)
Rebounds: 26.3 (100)
Assists: 13.3 (175)
FG%: 42.8% (107)
FT%: 74.7% (334)
3P%: 31.7% (21)