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Top 10 Villanova moments of the past year: Part 2

Here’s part two of five of our week long series of looking back at Villanova’s top 10 moments of the past year:

8. Scottie Reynolds sinks Marquette with game-winner- Jan. 2, 2010

During his senior season, Scottie Reynolds has taken his game to another level and has been possibly the best player in the Big East.  That ascension into elite status took liftoff in Villanova’s first conference game, against Marquette.

With Villanova trailing 72-71, Reynolds hit arguably his second most memorable shot of his Villanova career (we all know his first).  He took the ball at the top of the key, avoided two defenders by bringing the ball behind his back and dribbling it through his own legs and then rose at the foul line to sink a jumper while getting fouled.  Although, he missed the foul shot, Marquette failed to ever take the lead back and fell 74-72.

7. A trio of Wildcats win Big East awards- Mar. 9-10, 2009

A memorable March for the Wildcats kicked off with three Big East honors.  Guard Corey Fisher picked up the Big East’s Sixth Man of the Year award.  Fisher averaged 10.8 points per game, which was second among all bench players in the Big East.  He also managed to score in double figures in 11 of the 15 games he came off the bench.

Teammate Dante Cunningham took home the conference’s Most Improved Player award.  Cunningham improved his scoring average from 10.4 ppg his junior season to 16.4 ppg his senior season. He also raised his rebounding average from 6.5 rebounds per game to 7.3 rpg.  Cunningham looked like a completely different player his senior season, as he developed a lethal jump shot in the offseason.

The final award went to Head Coach Jay Wright, who picked up his second Big East Coach of the Year award.  The Wildcats finished one spot ahead of their preseason conference prediction of fifth and finished the regular season ranked No. 10 in the AP poll.

-David Cassilo

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