By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – You really couldn’t draw up a much better start to the season for the Villanova Wildcats.
They are 9-0, they already own a signature win over Kansas and a “Battle 4 Atlantis” tournament title. Throw in a couple of blowout wins over Big 5 opponents Penn and St. Joe’s and you get a #10 (AP) ranking in the country.
Not bad for a team that wasn’t ranked at all on Thanksgiving.
“Because of our experienced guys, I did think we could get off to a good start,” Villanova head coach Jay Wright tells KYW Newsradio. “We’re a basket away in the Kansas game from losing, and a basket away in an overtime win against Iowa from losing. But I’m happy with the way we’re playing, whether we would’ve won or lost those games.”