No Fooling: Villanova is Dancing into Final Four Weekend
Villanova Head Men's Basketball Coach Jay Wright has his Wildcats dancing again! The four teams that have descended on New Orleans for this year's NCAA Tournament Final Four are all big-time programs: Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, and Villanova have combined for seven national championships in the last 14 years. In fact, Kansas just passed Kentucky for the most all-time wins in men's college basketball history. However, since 2016, Jay Wright and his Wildcats are 20-3 playing in the tournament with two National Championship wins. Not too shabby for a school with a student population of 7,000.
One reason this year's Villanova team is finding success is at the foul line; Against Houston, the Wildcats were a perfect 15-15 from the Charity Stripe. The 1983-84 Harvard Basketball team holds the best free throw percentage at 82.2%. Villanova's free throw percentage so far this season is at 83.0% so if that continues it bodes well for the Wildcats to hold the record for the best free-throw shooting team in NCAA history. Let’s Go Cats!!
The Sixers are losers of their last three games after a disappointing loss Thursday Night in Detroit. What is the problem?? Their 3 point shooting percentage is 35.8% in the last three games and they have been outscored in the fourth quarter of each of the last three games. We’ll investigate what is the root of their recent struggles.
The Phillies are getting closer to opening day at Citizens Bank Park on Friday April 8th against the Oakland Athletics. Starting this Sunday in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim and every Sunday during the season, former Phillies Pitcher Tommy Greene will check in with his “ On the Mound “ segment. Tommy will give his insight into the Phillies play this season.
On Saturday’s show, Mike Carlin joins me in the studio. We will get you ready for Villanova Basketball on Saturday Night. The Sports Book Consigliere Dave Sharapan checks in from Las Vegas with his picks for the tournament. Then we will talk with former Villanova Wildcat from the 1985 Championship team Chuck Everson. After Chuck, we head to New Orleans, the site of this year's Final Four, and hear from the Radio voice of the Villanova Wildcats Ryan Fannon for a preview.
On Sunday’s show, former Eagles Linebacker Brad Quast joins me in the studio. We will have our reaction to the Nova game and recap the Final Four from Saturday Night. The Phillies are just days away from opening day so former Phillies Pitcher Tommy Greene will begin his weekly segment “ On the Mound” with Tommy Greene. Tommy will get us ready for the start of the 2022 MLB season!
All that and more this weekend in The Locker Room with Billy Schweim every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to Noon on 97.3 ESPN radio.