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Villanova NCAA History

Villanova is one of the most accomplished programs in the country in terms of NCAA Tournament performance. Here is a history of the Cats' performances in the NCAAs through 2016-17 ...

Villanova NCAA Tournament History

OVERALL RECORD: Won 58, Lost 36 (.617) (37 Appearances)

YEAR

W/L

OPPONENT

ORS

SCORE

GAME

PLACE

RECORD

SEED/RANK

2017

W

Mt. St. Mary’s

16

76-56

1st Rd

32

1-1

1 Seed

L

Wisconsin

8

62-65

2nd Rd

2016

W

UNC Asheville

15

86-56

1st Rd

1

6-0

2 Seed

W

Iowa

7

87-68

2nd Rd

W

Miami

3

92-69

Reg. Semi

W

Kansas

1

64-59

Reg. Final

W

Oklahoma

2

95-51

Nat. Semi

W

North Carolina

1

77-74

Nat. Final

2015

W

Lafayette

16

93-52

2nd Rd

32

1-1

1 Seed

L

NC State

8

68-71

3rd Rd

2014

W

Milwaukee

15

73-53

2nd Rd

32

1-1

2 Seed

L

UConn

7

65-77

3rd Rd

2013

L

North Carolina

8

71-78

2nd Rd

64

0-1

9 Seed

2011

L

George Mason

8

57-61

2nd Rd

64

0-1

9 Seed

2010

W

Robert Morris

15

73-70+

1st Rd

32

1-1

2 Seed

L

St. Mary’s

10

68-75

2nd Rd

2009

W

American

14

80-67

1st Rd

4

4-1

3 Seed

W

UCLA

6

89-69

2nd Rd

W

Duke

2

77-54

Reg. Semi

Pittsburgh

1

78-76 

Reg. Final

North Carolina

1

69-83 

Nat. Semi

2008

W

Clemson

5

75-69

1st Rd

16

2-1

12 Seed

W

Siena

13

84-72

2nd Rd

L

Kansas

1

57-72

Reg. Semi

2007

L

Kentucky

8

58-67

1st Rd

64

0-1

9 Seed

2006

W

Monmouth

16

58-45

1st Rd

8

3-1

1 Seed

W

Arizona

8

82-78

2nd Rd

W

Boston College

4

60-59+

Reg. Semi

L

Florida

3

62-75

Reg. Final

2005

W

New Mexico

12

55-47

1st Rd

16

2-1

5 Seed

W

Florida

4

76-65

2nd Rd

L

North Carolina

1

66-67

Reg. Semi

1999

L

Mississippi

9

70-72

1st Rd

64

0-1

8 Seed

1997

W

LIU

13

101-91

1st Rd

32

1-1

4 Seed

L

California

5

68-75

2nd Rd

1996

W

Portland

14

92-58

1st Rd

32

1-1

3 Seed

L

Louisville

6

64-68

2nd Rd

1995

L

Old Dominion

14

81-89+++

1st Rd

64

0-1

3 Seed

1991

W

Princeton

8

50-48

1st Rd

32

1-1

9 Seed

L

North Carolina

1

69-84

2nd Rd

1990

L

LSU

5

63-70

1st Rd

64

0-1

12 Seed

1988

W

Arkansas

11

82-74

1st Rd

8

3-1

6 Seed

W

Illinois

3

66-63

2nd Rd

W

Kentucky

2

80-74

Reg. Semi

L

Oklahoma

1

59-78

Reg. Final

1986

W

Virginia Tech

7

71-62

1st Rd

32

1-1

10 Seed

L

Georgia Tech

2

61-66

2nd Rd

1985

W

Dayton

9

51-49

1st Rd

1

6-0

8 Seed

W

Michigan

1

59-55

2nd Rd

W

Maryland

5

46-43

Reg. Semi

W

North Carolina

2

56-44

Reg. Final

W

Memphis St.

2

52-45

Nat. Semi

W

Georgetown

1

66-64

Nat. Final

1984

W

Marshall

10

84-72

1st Rd

32

1-1

7 Seed

L

Illinois

2

56-64

2nd Rd

1983

W

Lamar

11

60-58

2nd Rd

8

2-1

3 Seed

W

Iowa

7

55-54

Reg. Semi

L

Houston

1

71-89

Reg. Final

1982

W

Northeastern

11

76-72+++

2nd Rd

8

2-1

3 Seed

W

Memphis St.

2

70-66+

Reg. Semi

L

North Carolina

1

60-70

Reg. Final

1981

W

Houston

8

90-72

1st Rd

32

1-1

9 Seed

L

Virginia

1

50-54

2nd Rd

1980

W

Marquette

9

77-59

1st Rd

32

1-1

8 Seed

L

Syracuse

1

83-97

2nd Rd

1978

W

LaSalle

U

101-97

1st Rd

8

2-1

Unranked

W

Indiana

#13

61-60

Reg. Semi

L

Duke

#7

72-90

Reg. Final

1972

W

East Carolina

U

85-70

1st Rd

16

1-1(2)

#15

L

Penn

#3

67-78

2nd Rd

L

South Carolina

#6

78-90

Consol.

1971

W

St Joe's

U

93-75

1st Rd

2

4-1

#18

W

Fordham

#9

85-75

Reg. Semi

W

Penn

#3

90-47

Reg. Final

W

Western KY

#7

92-89++

Nat. Semi

L

UCLA

#1

62-68

Nat. Final

1970

W

Temple

U

77-69

1st Rd

8

2-1

Unranked

W

Niagara

#17

98-73

Reg. Semi

L

St Bonaventure

#3

74-94

Reg. Final

1969

L

Davidson

#5

61-75

1st Rd

24

0-1

#10

1964

W

Providence

#19

77-66

1st Rd

16

1(2)-1

#7

L

Duke

#3

73-87

2nd Rd

W

Princeton

U

74-62

Consol.

1962

W

West Virginia

#15

90-75

1st Rd

8

2-1

#20

W

NYU

U

79-70

Reg. Semi

L

Wake Forest

#13

69-79

Reg. Final

1955

W

Duke

U

74-73

1st Rd

16

1(2)-1

Unranked

L

Canisius

U

71-73

2nd Rd

W

Princeton

U

64-57

Consol

1951

L

NC State

#8

62-67

1st Rd

16

0-1

#20

1949

L

Kentucky

#1

72-85

1st Rd

8

0(1)-1

Unranked

W

Yale

U

78-67

Consol.

1939

W

Brown

U

42-30

1st Rd

4

1-1

#14

L

Ohio St

#10

36-53

Nat. Semi

  

+ Overtime, ++ Double OT, +++ Triple OT, ORS = Opponents Rank or Seed

 

Tournament Performance by Decade:

2010s  7 Appearances   10-6, 1 National Championship

2000s  5 Appearances   11-5, 1 Final Four, 1 Elite Eight, 2 Sweet Sixteens

1990s  6 Appearances   3-6 

1980s  8 Appearances   17-7, 1 National Championship, 3 Elite Eights

1970s  4 Appearances   9-5, 1 National Runner-up, 2 Elite 8's, 1 Sweet Sixteen

1960s  3 Appearances   4-3, 1 Elite 8, 1 Sweet Sixteen

1950s  2 Appearances   2-2, 2 Sweet Sixteens

1940s  1 Appearance    1-1, 1 Elite 8

1930s  1 Appearance    1-1, 1 Final Four

 

Villanova Performance by Seed:

Since 1985 (Field of 64/65/68):

Seed

# Of Times

Wins

Losses

Pct

Finishes

1

3

5

3

0.625

8

32

32

2

3

8

2

0.800

32

32

1

3

3

5

3

0.625

32

64

4

4

1

1

1

0.500

32

5

1

2

1

0.667

16

6

1

3

1

0.750

8

8

2

6

1

0.857

1

64

9

4

1

4

0.200

32

64

64

64

10

1

1

1

0.500

32

12

2

2

2

0.500

16

64

Totals

21

34

19

0.641

 

Since 1981 (Seeding):

Seed

# Of Times

Wins

Losses

Pct

Finishes

1

3

5

3

0.625

8

32

32

2

3

8

2

0.800

32

32

1

3

5

9

5

0.643

32

64

8

8

4

4

1

1

1

0.500

32

5

1

2

1

0.667

16

6

1

3

1

0.750

8

7

1

1

1

0.500

32

8

3

7

2

0.778

1

64

32

9

5

2

5

0.286

32

64

32

64

64

10

1

1

1

0.500

32

12

2

2

2

0.500

16

64

Totals

26

41

24

0.631

 

Performance versus Seed by Coach:

Jay Wright (21-11 Overall):
As High seed: 14-5, As Low seed: 6-6, Push: 1-0

Steve Lappas (2-4):
High: 2-4

Rollie Massimino (20-10):
High: 7-0, Low: 12-10, Push: 1-0

Jack Kraft (11-7):
High: 5-0, Low: 5-7, Push: 1-0

Al Severance (4-4):
High: 1-0, Low: 0-3, Push: 3-1


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