Villanova University's men's basketball team has competed in basketball since the 1920–1921 season. Named the "Wildcats", Villanova is a member of the Big East Conference and the Philadelphia Big Five.
They were national champions in 1985 and 2016. Their 1985 NCAA Championship as an 8 seed still stands as the lowest seed ever to win the title. The game is referred to as "The Perfect Game" as they shot a record 78.6% as a team for the game. Their 2016 NCAA Championship, is referred to as "The Perfect Ending" and is the only NCAA Men's Championship game to be won on a buzzer beating 3 pointer, as Kris Jenkins drained a shot as time expired. They made the Final Four in 1939, 1971, 1985, 2009, and 2016; their 5 appearances are 14th most all-time. They have an NCAA Tournament record of 57–34. Villanova has defeated 5 #1 seeds in the NCAA tournament, which is 6th most all-time. The Villanova Wildcats have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 36 times, the 8th highest total in NCAA history. They have won the Big East regular season championship 8 times, most recently winning 4 straight from 2014–2017. They won the Big East Tournament in 1995, 2015, 2017 and 2018.
Will D. Cat