Villanova Team Capsule
Nickname: Wildcats Coach: Jay Wright Location: Villanova, Pennsylvania Record at Villanova: 126-79 Conference: Big East Career record: 248-154 Overall Record: 22-10 Conference Record and Finish: 9-7, 9th Seed, Region and Bid: 9, West, At-large Total NCAA Tournament Bids: 28 NCAA Tournament Record: 42-27 (.609) Final Four Appearances: 2 (1939, 1985) NCAA Tournament Championships: 1 (1985) Best NCAA Tournament Finish: NATIONAL CHAMPION Final ESPN/USA Today ranking: NR Final Associated Press ranking: NR Final Ratings Percentage Index: 19 Record vs. teams in the field: 5-6 Starters: F -- Dante Cunningham (6-8, 225, So. -- 8.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg) F -- Will Sheridan (6-8, 240, Sr. -- 5.3 ppg, 5.2 rpg) F -- Curtis Sumpter (6-7, 225, Sr. -- 17.3 ppg, 7.2 rpg) G -- Scottie Reynolds (6-2, 195, Fr. -- 14.5 ppg, 4.1 apg) G -- Mike Nardi (6-2, 170, Sr. -- 12.0 ppg, 3.9 apg) Key Reserves: F -- Shane Clark (6-7, 205, So. -- 7.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg) G -- Reggie Redding (6-5, 205, Fr. -- 2.9 ppg, 2.4 rpg) (statistics before NCAA Tournament) OUTLOOK: A crucial loss for the Wildcats last season, Sumpter had a strong campaign in bouncing back from an ACL tear. The senior has provided a consistent inside presence that the team could have used last year in its loss to eventual national champion Florida in the regional final. Nardi has also played an important role for Villanova, but it is the play of freshman Reynolds that draws any interest to this team. The Big East Rookie of the Year, Reynolds lit up opponents for 26.5 points in a recent six-game span, including 40 in a 78-74 victory at Connecticut on February 28. Nardi, the team leader in 3-pointers made, free-throw percentage and assists, was sidelined for most of the Big East Tournament with an ankle injury but is expected to play against Kentucky. NEXT GAME: Friday vs. (8) Kentucky at Chicago
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Updated Wednesday, Mar 14, 2007