2010–11 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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2010–11 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball
Villanova Wildcats Logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Second Round
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
2010–11 record 21–12 (9–9 Big East)
Head coach Jay Wright
Assistant coach Chris Walker
Assistant coach Chris Urgo
Assistant coach Jason Donnelly
Home arena The Pavilion
Wells Fargo Center
Seasons
2010–11 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Pittsburgh 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
#5 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
*#12 Syracuse 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
#14 Louisville 12 6   .667     25 10   .714
#18 St. John's 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Cincinnati 11 7   .611     26 9   .743
#22 West Virginia 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Georgetown 10 8   .556     21 11   .656
#10 Connecticut 9 9   .500     32 9   .780
Villanova 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Marquette 9 9   .500     22 15   .595
Seton Hall 7 11   .389     13 18   .419
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Providence 4 14   .222     15 17   .469
South Florida 3 15   .167     10 23   .303
DePaul 1 17   .056     7 24   .226
2011 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 4, 2011[1]
*Syracuse:: 7 wins vacated due to sanctions against the program; Disputed record: Syracuse–(27–8)(10–6); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 2010–11 college basketball season. Villanova was led by head coach Jay Wright. The Wildcats participated in the Big East Conference and played their home games at The Pavilion with some select home games at the Wells Fargo Center. They finished the season 21–12, 9–9 in Big East play and lost in the first round of the 2011 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament to South Florida. They received an at-large bid in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost in the second round to George Mason.

Preseason[edit]

The Villanova Wildcats come back from a 2009–10 season which had a record of 25–8 (13–4) with the season ending in 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.

Class of 2010[edit]

[2][3][4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
James Bell
SF
Montverde, Florida Montverde Academy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jul 31, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Markus Kennedy
C
Winchendon, Massachusetts The Winchendon School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Apr 29, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
JayVaughn Pinkston
PF
Brooklyn, New York Bishop Loughlin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Dec 3, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Overall Recruiting Rankings:     ScoutUR     RivalsNR [5]     ESPNNR 

Season[edit]

The Wildcats recorded home wins against Temple and UCLA in their out-of-conference schedule with their only loss coming on the road to Tennessee. They reached as high as #7 in the AP Poll, starting the season 16–1. However, in their fifth Big East contest, they lost at Connecticut. They quickly bounced back with a road win at Syracuse, who was then ranked nationally No. 3. Maalik Wayns had a team-high 21 points in the win. They then lost their next two games, on the road to Providence, and at home against Georgetown.

As of February 1, Corey Stokes is averaging 15.6 points per game, good for tenth in the Big East. Corey Fisher is a close second on the team, with 15.2 ppg. Villanova finished the season with an overall record of 21–11 and lost in the first round of the Big East conference tournament to South Florida, 69–70. They received a #9 seed in the NCAA tournament and lost to #8 seed George Mason in the second round.

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
11/2/10*
7:00 PM
No. 6 District of Columbia W 95–58 
Wells Fargo Center (5,797)
Philadelphia
Regular Season
11/12/10*
8:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 6 Bucknell W 68–52  1–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/16/10*
5:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 6 Marist
NIT Season Tip-Off first round
W 84–47  2–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/17/10*
8:00 PM
No. 6 Boston University
NIT Season Tip-Off second round
W 82–66  3–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/20/10*
7:00 PM, ESPN3
No. 6 Lafayette W 86–41  4–0
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
11/24/10*
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 vs. UCLA
NIT Season Tip-Off semi-finals
W 82–70  5–0
Madison Square Garden (6,746)
New York City
11/26/10*
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 vs. No. 24 Tennessee
NIT Season Tip-Off final
L 68–78  5–1
Madison Square Garden (7,228)
New York City
12/3/10*
8:45 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Saint Joseph's
Philadelphia Big 5
W 71–60  6–1
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
12/8/10*
7:00 PM, Comcast SportsNet
No. 12 at Penn
Philadelphia Big 5
W 72–75  7–1
The Palestra (5,561)
Philadelphia
12/12/10*
2:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 at La Salle
Philadelphia Big 5
W 84–81  8–1
Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
Philadelphia
12/18/10*
7:30 PM, ESPN3
No. 10 Delaware W 78–59  9–1
Wells Fargo Center (12,055)
Philadelphia
12/22/10*
7:00 PM
No. 8 at Monmouth W 76–36  10–1
The MAC (3,896)
West Long Branch, New Jersey
12/30/10*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 8 Temple
Philadelphia Big 5
W 78–74  11–1
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1/2/11
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 8 Rutgers W 81–65  12–1
(1–0)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1/6/10
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 at South Florida W 83–71  13–1
(2–0)
USF Sun Dome (4,510)
Tampa, Florida
1/9/11
12:00 PM, WPVI
No. 7 No. 25 Cincinnati W 72–61  14–1
(3–0)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
1/12/11
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 7 No. 17 Louisville W 88–74  15–1
(4–0)
Wells Fargo Center (13,199)
Philadelphia
1/15/11*
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 Maryland W 74–66  16–1
(4–0)
Wells Fargo Center (17,477)
Philadelphia
1/17/11
3:30 PM, ESPN
No. 7 at No. 8 Connecticut L 59–61  16–2
(4–1)
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion (10,167)
Storrs, Connecticut
1/22/11
12:30 PM, ESPN
No. 7 at No. 3 Syracuse W 83–72  17–2
(5–1)
Carrier Dome (33,736)
Syracuse, New York
1/26/11
7:00 PM, WPVI
No. 8 at Providence L 68–83  17–3
(5–2)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (7,927)
Providence, Rhode Island
1/29/11
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 8 No. 21 Georgetown L 66–69  17–4
(5–3)
Wells Fargo Center (19,914)
Philadelphia
2/2/11
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Marquette W 75–70  18–4
(6–3)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/5/11
12:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 12 No. 25 West Virginia W 66–50  19–4
(7–3)
Wells Fargo Center (NA)
Philadelphia
2/9/11
8:00 PM, WPHL
No. 9 at Rutgers L 76–77  19–5
(7–4)
The RAC (6,892)
Piscataway, New Jersey
2/12/11
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 9 No. 4 Pittsburgh L 54–57  19–6
(7–5)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, Pennsylvania
2/15/11
8:00 PM, WPHL
No. 15 at Seton Hall W 60–57  20–6
(8–5)
Prudential Center (9,408)
Newark, New Jersey
2/19/11
12:00 PM, WPVI
No. 15 at DePaul W 77–75 OT 21–6
(9–5)
Allstate Arena (9,854)
Rosemont, Illinois
2/21/11
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 No. 17 Syracuse L 64–69  21–7
(9–6)
Wells Fargo Center (18,899)
Philadelphia
2/26/11
2:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 No. 23 St John's L 68–81  21–8
(9–7)
Wells Fargo Center (16,042)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2/28/11
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 19 at No. 8 Notre Dame L 72–93  21–9
(9–8)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
South Bend, Indiana
3/5/11
4:00 PM, CBS
No. 19 at No. 4 Pittsburgh L 50–60  21–10
(9–9)
Petersen Events Center (12,843)
Pittsburgh
Big East Tournament
3/8/11
7:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. South Florida
First Round
L 69–70  21–11
Madison Square Garden (19,375)
New York
NCAA Tournament
3/18/11*
2:10 PM, TNT
vs. George Mason
Second Round
L 57–61  21–12
Quicken Loans Arena (20,164)
Cleveland, Ohio
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 6 6 7 12 12 10 8 8 7 7 7 8 12 9 15 15 19 NR
Coaches 6 7 7 12 12 11 8 8 7 7 7 7 12 10 14 14 19 NR

Roster[edit]

2010–11 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 0 Pena, AntonioAntonio Pena 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr Brooklyn, New York
F 1 Pinkston, JayVaughnJayVaughn Pinkston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Fr Brooklyn, New York
G 2 Wayns, MaalikMaalik Wayns 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 4 Ouando, DallasDallas Ouando 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Holmdel, New Jersey
G 10 Fisher, CoreyCorey Fisher 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Bronx, New York
F 12 Wooten, RussellRussell Wooten 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) GS Chula Vista, California
F 13 Yarou, MouphtaouMouphtaou Yarou 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Natitingou, Benin
G 23 Cheek, DominicDominic Cheek 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Jersey City, New Jersey
G 24 Stokes, CoreyCorey Stokes 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Bayonne, New Jersey
C 25 Sutton, MauriceMaurice Sutton 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Upper Marlboro, Maryland
G 32 Bell, JamesJames Bell 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Orlando, Florida
F 34 Armwood, IsaiahIsaiah Armwood 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Baltimore, Maryland
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 2009-11-13

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