Villanova University Wildcats Basketball Season Preview History
2011-2012 Villanova Wildcats College Basketball Preview:
Villanova split their conference record in 2010-2011, but dominated their out-of-conference schedule and finished 21-11. Much of this was due to the effort of the team and a few outstanding individual performances during crucial games.
Head coach of the Wildcats Jay Wright has said of his new player JayVaughn Pinkston that he has the "chance to be special." Coach Wright has gone on to praise this kid's skills saying that he can do every job on the floor and can either pull down big rebounds or put the ball through the hoop with a "surprising soft touch." He's a big 6' 7" and will be showcasing his strength out on the floor.
Two returning juniors, Maurice Sutton and Mouphtaou Yarou, will help the team out on the defensive side of the floor. Both men can switch between the center and forward positions with ease and will be a force when they are both out on the floor and dominating the paint. The combined skills of these near seven-footers will certainly present problems to Villanova's opponents. Fans are going to see another trip to the NCAA tournament if this team plays to its potential.
Villanova University 2010 Men’s Basketball Preview:
Intimacy is a rare thing when it comes to attending a college basketball game, let alone one for a top-tier team. However, that’s what you get when you visit the Villanova University Wildcats’ home court, The Pavilion. You feel downright cozy when you only have to deal with 6,500 screaming fans instead of 19,000. But even though they call it “The Ski Lodge,” don’t expect any warm milk and cozy conversation. What you get is a Philly-tough crowd that knows its basketball and will get especially rambunctious if battling one of the other teams that make up the “Philadelphia Big 5”—Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, La Salle University and Saint Josephs University. So why enjoy your cheesesteak and premier NCAA Basketball from home when TicketCity has your way in to what promises to be another fabulous season under the guidance of Jay Wright.
This is Wright’s seventh year, and some would argue that last year’s team that fell in the second round to 20010 NCAA Tournament Cinderella St. Mary’s was his most talented. Guard play, however, rules the day for the Wildcats, and Villanova will have some of the best in the NCAA. Corey Fisher and last year’s Big East All-Rookie pick Maalik Wayns will try to bring consistency to a team that both lacked it last year and lost a big time player in 2010 AP All-American Scottie Reynolds. Forwards Antonio Pena and Maurice Sutton are healthy and coming off solid years and look to reap the rewards of a running team looking to make a fast-break into the post-season.