1995-96 Villanova Wildcats Men's Basketball Team
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1995%E2%80%9396 Villanova Wildcats Men's Basketball Team
1995-96 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball
Villanova Wildcats logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 10
1995-96 record26-7 (14-4 Big East)
Head coachSteve Lappas (4th season)
Home arenaThe Pavilion (Capacity: 6,500)
Seasons
← 1994-95
1996-97 →
1995-96 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Big East 6
#3 Connecticut+ 17 1   .944     32 3   .914
#10 Villanova 14 4   .778     26 7   .788
Boston College 10 8   .556     19 11   .633
West Virginia 7 11   .389     12 15   .444
St. John's 5 13   .278     11 16   .407
Notre Dame 4 14   .222     9 18   .333
Big East 7
#4 Georgetown 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#15 Syracuse 12 6   .667     29 9   .763
Providence 9 9   .500     18 12   .600
Miami 8 10   .444     15 13   .536
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     12 16   .429
Rutgers 6 12   .333     9 18   .333
Pittsburgh 5 13   .278     10 17   .370
+ 1996 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 1, 1996[1][2][3]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995-96 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 1995-96 season. Led by consensus First team All-American Senior Kerry Kittles, who became and remains Villanova's all-time leading scorer, the highly ranked Wildcats made their second appearance in the NCAA Tournament since the departure of Rollie Massimino. With an overall record 24-5 and conference record of 14-4, the Wildcats placed second in the Big East Conference, and after reaching the semifinals of the Big East tournament, the team was invited to the NCAA tournament as a 3 seed. In the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats would gain their first tournament win under Fourth Year head coach Steve Lappas, over 14 seed Portland. In the round of 32, the Wildcats would prove to be competitive, but fall to 6 seed Louisville by four points.

Tournament results

Big East Tournament
First Round vs. (7) Providence @ Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - W, 78-68
Semifinals vs. (3) Georgetown @ Madison Square Garden, New York, NY - L, 76-84
NCAA Tournament
First Round vs. (14) Portland @ Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI - W, 92-58
Round of 32 vs. (6) Louisville @ Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI - L, 68-64

References


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