VILLANOVA WILDCATS TEAM FACTS:
Location: Radnor Township, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Stadium: The Pavilion
Conference: Big East Conference
Rivals: Georgetown Hoyas
Villanova first fielded a basketball team in 1920. The Wildcats rose to prominence under head coach Alexander Severance, who coached the team for 25 seasons. In Severance's career, he compiled a 413-201 record. The team won the very first NCAA Tournament game, which landed them in the Final Four. Severance would lead the Wildcats to four NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT bids. Paul Arizin played for Villanova under Severance, and he is credited with inventing the jump shot. In 1985, Villanova would beat the top-seeded and heavy favorite Georgetown to win the National Title in one of the biggest upsets in college basketball history.
The Villanova Wildcats play their home basketball games at the Pavilion in Villanova, Pennsylvania. The stadium was built in 1985, and seats 6,500 spectators. For larger basketball games, Villanova plays at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The arena also hosts track events, concerts, conventions, trade shows and graduation ceremonies.
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