2005–06 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team

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The 2005–06 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 2005–06 college basketball season.wikipedia
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Randy Foye

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Utilizing a starting lineup that consisted of four guards (seniors Randy Foye and Allan Ray, junior Mike Nardi, and sophomore Kyle Lowry) and a center (junior Will Sheridan), Villanova played a fast-paced style of basketball that became a common topic of intrigue among analysts. Three players from the 2005-06 Villanova Wildcat team currently play in the NBA: Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, and Dante Cunningham.
Foye's college career was productive and eventful, but his senior season was by far the best statistically.

Kyle Lowry

Utilizing a starting lineup that consisted of four guards (seniors Randy Foye and Allan Ray, junior Mike Nardi, and sophomore Kyle Lowry) and a center (junior Will Sheridan), Villanova played a fast-paced style of basketball that became a common topic of intrigue among analysts. Three players from the 2005-06 Villanova Wildcat team currently play in the NBA: Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, and Dante Cunningham.
In his sophomore season, he was named to the All Big East Second Team, as well as the First Team All-Big 5.

Allan Ray

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Utilizing a starting lineup that consisted of four guards (seniors Randy Foye and Allan Ray, junior Mike Nardi, and sophomore Kyle Lowry) and a center (junior Will Sheridan), Villanova played a fast-paced style of basketball that became a common topic of intrigue among analysts.
His senior season was arguably Ray's best season as a college player when he averaged 18.5 ppg.

Mike Nardi

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Utilizing a starting lineup that consisted of four guards (seniors Randy Foye and Allan Ray, junior Mike Nardi, and sophomore Kyle Lowry) and a center (junior Will Sheridan), Villanova played a fast-paced style of basketball that became a common topic of intrigue among analysts.
Nardi was a member of the "four guard lineup" alongside Randy Foye, Allan Ray, and Kyle Lowry, that led the Wildcats to an NCAA tournament number one seed, and an elite eight appearance where they lost to the eventual champions, Florida.

Dante Cunningham

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Three players from the 2005-06 Villanova Wildcat team currently play in the NBA: Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, and Dante Cunningham.
At Villanova University, Cunningham played in all 33 games and was a starter in four during his freshman year.

Curtis Sumpter

A 6'7" forward from Brooklyn, New York, Sumpter was named to the All-Big East second team, and the first team All-Philadelphia Big Five in the 2004-2005 season. He averaged 15.3 points per game and 7.2 rebounds, helping to lead Villanova to the Sweet 16. After being red-shirted during the 2005-2006 season with a knee injury, Sumpter returned to the Wildcats' lineup for the 2006-2007 season and earned first team All-Big East honors.

2006 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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The initial game on March 14 officially named the Opening Round game, but popularly called the "play-in game", had Monmouth, winner of the Northeast Conference Tournament, facing Hampton, who won the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tournament, for a chance to play top seed Villanova in the First Round of the Tournament.

Villanova University

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The 2005–06 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 2005–06 college basketball season.

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The 2005–06 Villanova Wildcats men's basketball team represented Villanova University in the 2005–06 college basketball season.

Duke Blue Devils men's basketball

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Villanova, led by head coach Jay Wright, spent most of the season competing with Duke and Big East rival Connecticut for possession of the top spot in the college basketball rankings.

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Villanova, led by head coach Jay Wright, spent most of the season competing with Duke and Big East rival Connecticut for possession of the top spot in the college basketball rankings.

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Villanova, led by head coach Jay Wright, spent most of the season competing with Duke and Big East rival Connecticut for possession of the top spot in the college basketball rankings.

Will Sheridan

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Utilizing a starting lineup that consisted of four guards (seniors Randy Foye and Allan Ray, junior Mike Nardi, and sophomore Kyle Lowry) and a center (junior Will Sheridan), Villanova played a fast-paced style of basketball that became a common topic of intrigue among analysts.

Florida Gators men's basketball

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Villanova entered the NCAA tournament as a number one seed and made an Elite Eight appearance before losing to eventual champion Florida.

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Three players from the 2005-06 Villanova Wildcat team currently play in the NBA: Randy Foye, Kyle Lowry, and Dante Cunningham.

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Jay Wright (basketball)

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Villanova, led by head coach Jay Wright, spent most of the season competing with Duke and Big East rival Connecticut for possession of the top spot in the college basketball rankings.