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Villanova Wildcats

A look at each of the four No. 1 seeds in the 2017 NCAA tournament.

Sports >  NCAA basketball

Villanova heads to Kansas for Final Four rematch in December

Kansas is finally getting another shot at Villanova, though with far less on the line this time. The Wildcats ended the Jayhawks’ season in the Final Four in April before routing Michigan to win their second national championship in three years. Both teams have much different rosters this season, and the game Saturday will be played at Allen Fieldhouse rather than the Alamodome in San Antonio.
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NCAA Men’s Top 25 Capsules: Collin Gillespie helps Villanova beat No. 14 Florida State

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 25, 2018, 8:18 p.m.

Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including two key late free throws, and Villanova won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60. Gillespie made it 64-60 by connecting on a pair of free throws with 11.2 seconds left in what was a tight second half. Eric Paschall had 15 points and Phil Booth chipped in 12 for the defending national champions (5-2).

Sports >  NCAA basketball

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson has declared for the NBA draft. The Associated Press men’s college basketball player of the year will forego his final season after helping lead the Wildcats to their second national championship in three years. Brunson averaged 18.9 points and 4.6 assists per game in 40 games this season. Teammate Mikal Bridges, who averaged 17.7 points and 5.3 rebounds, also declared for the NBA draft.
Sports >  NCAA basketball

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

UPDATED: Thu., April 5, 2018, 11:55 a.m.

Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University’s Wildcats. The winners of the men’s basketball tournament rode double-decker buses along Market Street, the heart of the business district, ending at City Hall for a rally. Coach Jay Wright joked to the crowd “We do this so much in Philadelphia now I thought you guys would be tired of parades.”