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#6 Villanova Wildcats (30-8)


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vs. Del 
W 80-60
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vs. OhioSt 
W 71-61
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vs. Mich 
W 63-55
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vs. Hou 
W 50-44
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@ Kansas 
L 65-81
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Neptune ready to keep Villanova elite as Wright's successor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jay Wright patted his chest in appreciation of the cheering crowd before he threw a first pitch to Phillies manager Joe Girardi. Wright then took the ball from Girardi, hustled back and handed it to Kyle Neptune so the new Villanova coach could lob his own ceremonial strike.

Wright's call to the bullpen worked great on a lazy Sunday night.

Now comes the part where every game is the bottom of the ninth for the 37-year-old Neptune as he succeeds the retired Wright: Can a longtime assistant with one season of head coaching experience keep Villanova humming along as a perennial Big East Conference champion with Final Four expectations?

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Leaders
Points: C. Gillespie15.6
Rebounds: J. Samuels6.5
Assists: C. Gillespie3.2
FG%: No qualifiers
FT%: C. Gillespie90.5%
3P%: C. Gillespie41.5%
Steals: B. Slater1.1
Blocks: J. Samuels0.7
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Big East Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
13 Providence 14-3 27-6
6 Villanova 16-4 30-8
21 UConn 13-6 23-10
Creighton 12-7 23-12
Seton Hall 11-8 21-11
Marquette 11-8 19-13
Xavier 8-11 23-13
St. John's 8-11 17-15
DePaul 6-14 15-16
Butler 6-14 14-19
Georgetown 0-19 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 71.7 (157)
Rebounds: 10.3 (151)
Assists: 11.9 (267)
FG%: 43.2% (233)
FT%: 83.0% (1)
3P%: 35.9% (60)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 62.7 (23)
Rebounds: 24.5 (246)
Assists: 11.3 (73)
FG%: 40.8% (45)
FT%: 73.4% (286)
3P%: 30.8% (46)
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