Villanova Wildcats 2008/09

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Wildcats Big East
Coach: Jay Wright
Record: 30-8
Dance Seed: 3
Dance Result: Round of 4
Players: Dante Cunningham
*Scottie Reynolds
*Corey Fischer
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 35 B+
Scoring Defense * 155
Free-Throw Percentage * 16
Rebound Margin * 35 B+
Assists Per Game * 77 B-
Turnovers Per Game * 127 C+
Scoring Margin 23 A-
Field-Goal Percentage 94 B-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 40 B+
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 114 C+
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 137 C+
Won-Lost Percentage 14
Blocked Shots Per Game 138 C+
Steals Per Game 57
Personal Fouls Per Game 241 D+
Assist Turnover Ratio 70
ThreePt FG Defense 141
Turnover Margin 65
MPI - Marchpool Index 12
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control61D+
RPI Decade45
Round of 4
#15 Seed: The Villanova Wildcats 0f 2008/09 leveraged their strong Big East schedule experience to make a deep run in the March dance.  Coach Jay Wright's team was led by power forward Dante Cunningham, and a pair of strong guards in Scottie Reynolds and Corey Fischer.  They did everything well, and overachieved their way to the Final Four by taking out Big East rival Pittsburgh on a thrilling shot by Reynolds with time expiring.  They were bracketted up against mighty UNC's National Championship squad at the Final Four, resulting in their dance exit.  Highlights of their March campaign included impressive victories over UCLA and perennial power Duke, and a stunning dagger into the heart of rival Pitt in their elite 8 thriller.