By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After going 19-12 during the regular season, including a 10-8 ledger in the Big East, the Villanova Wildcats will now head to New York City for their conference tournament.
The Wildcats are the #7 seed and they will face the #10 seed St. John’s on Wednesday night in the second round. Both teams earned a first-round bye.
“I feel good about our season, I really do,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright tells KYW Newsradio. “I think our team has grown. I love the leadership of (senior) Mouphtaou Yarou, (junior) James Bell and (freshman) Ryan Arcidiacono and I think those three, as our captains, are ready to lead us into the Big East tournament and we’re fired up about that.”