By Lewis Gould
In the last decade no major conference coach has won 89 percent of his league games over the course of three seasons the way Villanova’s Jay Wright has (47-6) in Big East play since 2013-14.
This season he has had to replace both Darrun Hilliard and JayVaughn Pinkston, and he hasn’t missed a beat. True, losses to lower seeds in the round of 32 the past two seasons have legitimately branded Villanova as an underperformer in March.
History suggests if Wright keeps bringing teams seeded at No. 1 or No. 2 to the field of 68, however, a repeat of his 2009 trip to the Final Four could be in the offing.