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Thank You, Villanova Seniors!

Villanova lost in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Wisconsin today, 65-62. The loss marks the end of a fabulous four-year run for the Wildcat Class of 2017 ...

VUSports.com wants to say a special "thank you" to the Villanova Senior Class of 2017 - Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins, and Darryl Reynolds had an amazing run of success over four years at Villanova.  It was a privilege, as a 20 year 'Nova beat writer and 35 year 'Nova fan, to watch these three players represent Villanova University with such pride, passion and respect.

Villanova Class of 2017 Accomplishments

2016 National Champions

AP Poll:

Ranked #17 or higher for 73 consecutive weeks

2014: #6

2015: #2

2016: #6

2017: #1

2016: 3 weeks at #1

2017: 8 weeks at #1

Big East:

  • 4-Time, Out-Right, Big East Regular Season Champions (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 2-Time Big East Tournament Champions (2015, 2017)
  • Winningest team in Big East regular season history (63 wins)
  • Winningest team in Big East history (all games) (71 wins)
  • Highest winning percentage in Big East history, all games (.866)

Big Five:

  • Undefeated (16-0), 4-Time, Big 5 Champions (21.0 avg. victory margin)

4 Straight “Pre-Season” Tournament Championships:

2014 Battle 4 Atlantis Champions

2015 Legends Classic Champions

2016 NIT Season Tip-Off Champions

2017 Charleston Classic Champions

Winning:

3 Straight 30-Win seasons (only one program has ever done it four straight years)

100 Wins over a 3-Year span (one of only eight program to do so)

129 Wins over a 4-Year span (9th highest total in NCAA history)

Seeds:

Prior to Class of 2017 arrival, Villanova earned an NCAA Tournament #1 Seed once and #2 Seed once … 

The Class of 2017 earned a #1 Seed twice and a #2 Seed twice

Villanova records:

Winningest class in Villanova history (129-17)

Highest winning percentage for any class in Villanova history (.884)

More Big East Tournament wins than any Villanova class

Never lost two games in a row

Hart & Jenkins - most games played in a Villanova uniform all-time (146)

Streaks:

2015 16 game win streak (in season)

2015 12 game Big East win streak (regular season - in season)

2015-16 19 game Big East win streak (regular season - over 2 seasons)

2015-16 22 game Big East win streak (all games)

2016-17 20 game win streak (over two seasons)

2017 14-0 start to a season

Undefeated in Out-Of-Conference play during regular season (2015, 2017)

Josh Hart:

Big East:

2014 Big East All-Rookie Team

2015 Big East Sixth Man of the Year

2015 All-Big East Tournament

2015 Big East Tournament MVP

2016 1st Team All-Big East

2016 All-Big East Tournament

2017 Big East POY

2017 1st Team All Big East

2017 Big East Defensive Player of the Year

2017 All-Big East Tournament

2017 Big East Tournament MVP

NCAA Tournament:

2016 All South Regional

2016 All NCAA Tournament 

National:

2017 Consensus 1st Team All-American

Kris Jenkins:

Big East:

2017 All-Big East Honorable Mention

2017 All-Big East Tournament

NCAA Tournament:

2016 All South Regional

2016 South Regional MVP

2016 Made the Greatest Shot in the History of the NCAA Tournament


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