Number One We Are - and Number One We Plan to Stay.  And looking at the Coaches Preseason Polls, it appears we're not the only 'ones' who think so...

On Friday, November 11th our Villanova Men's Basketball team kicks off the season against Lafayette - and if the early polls are right, the 'Cats are gonna be right back in the thick of things again this year. 

  • The BIG EAST preseason Coaches Poll selected them unanimously to capture the BIG EAST regular-season crown...again. For the third year in a row!
  • And in October's USA Today 2016-17 College Coaches Pre-Season Poll, Villanova is ranked 3rd behind the Blue Devils and Kansas.  (They're only off by 2 places ;)

Returning players Kris Jenkins and Josh Hart 
Here's a few reasons why people have reason to be optimistic about a Championship repeat:
  • The Wildcats have been the outright regular-season champion in each of the past three seasons, (This year would make it an unprecedented 4th consecutive title!)
  • For the 2nd straight season they set a school record for victories
  • Three key starters are back: Guard Josh Hart (named to the NCAA All-Final Four Team) --  Forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the championship-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer against North Carolina! -- and guard Jalen Brunson who averaged 9.6 points and made the BIG EAST All-Freshman team. 
So pull out last year's lucky Championship jersey and get ready to roar! Here's your 2016-17 Game Schedule:

Starting with 5 Games in November:
Fri Nov 11 vs Lafayette - 6:30 PM
Mon, Nov 14 @ Purdue - 7:00 PM
Thu, Nov 17 vs Western Michigan - 11:30 AM
Wed, Nov 23 vs Charleston - 7:00 PM
Tue, Nov 29 @ Penn - time TBA
Sat, Dec 3 vs Saint Joseph's - 1:00 PM
Tue, Dec 6 vs La Salle - *7:00 PM
Sat, Dec 10 vs Notre Dame - *12:00 PM
Tue, Dec 13 vs Temple - 7:00 PM
Wed, Dec 21 vs American - 6:30 PM
Wed, Dec 28 vs DePaul - 6:30 PM
Sat, Dec 31 @ Creighton -1:00 PM

Whether your seat is in the stadium, a dorm room or a living room, there are five Nova games this month - and we'll all be sitting on the edge of those seats, cheering like the crazy Delco fans we are!  (After all, there's a 2016 Championship trophy on campus that needs a new (2017) freind to talk to!) 
Go 'Cats!

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