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Jay Wright: Looking back on 300 Villanova Victories

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A younger Jay Wright sports a 4-button suit in 2005
A younger Jay Wright sports a 4-button suit in 2005
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On Wednesday November 21, 2001 Jay Wright notched his first victory as a Villanova Head Coach in a 82-68 victory over Grambling.

Fast forward to the night of January 6, 2015... after 449 more games, Coach Wright would tally his 300th victory with a 90-72 victory over St. John's.

Of those 300 wins, 133 came from the Big East regular season, 13 from the NCAA Tournament, 4 from the NIT, and 10 from the Big East Tournament. Along the way he was named 2006 Naismith Coach of the Year and 2006, 2009 & 2014 Big East Coach of the Year. He has also taken Villanova once to the Final Four, twice to the Elite 8, and four times to the Sweet 16.

Last season, after he notched his 400th career coaching victory, he noted, "It's very humbling, and I just feel very fortunate to coach at Villanova. Whoever coaches at Villanova is going to get a lot of wins."

Congrats & Cheers to the First 300. Here's to 3,000 more...

Jay Wright's Journey to 300

Date Opponent Location W/L Score
11/21/2001 Grambling Villanova, Pa. W 82-68
11/24/2001 Dayton Villanova, Pa. W 59-57
12/1/2001 Bucknell Villanova, Pa. W 69-45
12/8/2001 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. (Palestra) W 70-66
12/11/2001 Stony Brook Villanova, Pa. W 76-54
12/22/2001 VMI Villanova, Pa. W 104-91
12/28/2001 Delaware State Villanova, Pa. W 67-44
1/2/2002 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 76-57
1/6/2002 Notre Dame Notre Dame, Ind W 74-72
1/15/2002 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, Va. W 77-75
1/28/2002 St. Josephs Pa Villanova, Pa. W 102-73
1/30/2002 Virginia Tech Villanova, Pa. W 84-77
2/9/2002 UCLA Villanova, Pa. W 58-57
2/16/2002 Georgetown Philadelphia, Pa. (First Union Center) W 83-72
2/28/2002 Syracuse Philadelphia, Pa. (First Union Center) W 67-61
3/3/2002 St Johns Villanova, Pa. W 77-62
3/6/2002 Syracuse New York City, NY (Madison Square Garden) W 78-64
3/14/2002 Manhattan Villanova, Pa. W 84-69
3/19/2002 Louisiana Tech Villanova, Pa. W 67-64
11/22/2002 Drexel Villanova, Pa. W 64-41
11/28/2002 Loyola Marymount Anchorage, Al. W 87-71
11/29/2002 Michigan State Anchorage, Al. W 81-73
12/7/2002 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. W 74-71
12/13/2002 UMBC Villanova, Pa. W 72-60
12/27/2002 Binghamton Villanova, Pa. W 68-53
12/31/2002 Temple Villanova, Pa. W 70-62
1/8/2003 Virginia Tech Villanova, Pa. W 92-81 (OT)
1/11/2003 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 81-67
1/15/2003 St Johns New York City W 82-73
1/18/2003 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. W 110-89
1/22/2003 Boston College Villanova, Pa. W 94-83
2/8/2003 Miami Fla Miami, Fla. W 72-67 (OT)
2/15/2003 Connecticut Philadelphia, Pa. W 79-70
2/25/2003 Miami Fla Villanova, Pa. W 75-56
11/21/2003 Temple+ Liacouras Center W 73-48
11/22/2003 Redlands Currier Gym W 114-103
11/25/2003 Santa Clara Lahaina Civic Center W 53-51 (OT)
12/6/2003 La Salle+ Palestra W 74-61
12/9/2003 Pennsylvania+ Palestra W 73-63
12/12/2003 Northeastern Pavilion W 74-55
12/22/2003 Columbia Pavilion W 74-66
12/28/2003 UNC Greensboro Pavilion W 84-63
1/14/2004 Boston College Conte Forum W 92-89
1/18/2004 St Johns Villanova, Pa. W 85-74
1/25/2004 Miami Convocation Center W 76-69
1/31/2004 West Virginia Pavilion W 73-58
2/5/2004 Georgetown MCI Center W 75-60
2/18/2004 Virginia Tech Pavilion W 80-68
3/10/2004 Seton Hall Madison Square Garden W 61-60
3/11/2004 Providence Madison Square Garden W 69-66
3/17/2004 Drexel (NIT) Villanova, Pa. W 85-70
3/20/2004 Virginia (NIT) Villanova, Pa. W 73-63
11/23/2004 UMBC Villanova, Pa. W 66-41
12/7/2004 Monmouth Villanova, Pa. W 70-50
12/11/2004 La Salle Philadelphia, PA W 54-43
12/14/2004 Fordham Villanova, Pa. W 68-47
12/22/2004 Albany Villanova, Pa. W 86-72
12/27/2004 Middle Tennessee Villanova, Pa. W 81-62
12/31/2004 Pennsylvania Villanova, Pa. W 74-64
1/5/2005 West Virginia Villanova, Pa. W 84-46
1/11/2005 Providence Providence, RI W 83-78 (ot)
1/22/2005 Kansas (WC) Philadelphia, Pa. W 83-62
1/26/2005 Notre Dame (WC) Philadelphia, Pa. W 65-60
1/29/2005 Rutgers Piscataway, NJ W 94-61
2/5/2005 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 89-81
2/7/2005 St. Joseph's Philadelphia, Pa. W 67-52
2/15/2005 Bucknell Villanova, Pa. W 89-51
2/17/2005 Seton Hall South Orange, NJ W 66-52
2/20/2005 Pittsburgh Villanova, Pa. W 80-72
2/23/2005 Boston College Villanova, Pa. W 76-70
2/27/2005 Georgetown Washington, DC W 67-56
3/2/2005 Seton Hall Villanova, Pa. W 79-58
3/5/2005 St. John's New York, NY W 70-68
3/10/2005 Pittsburgh New York, NY W 67-58
3/18/2005 New Mexico Nashville, Tenn. W 55-47
3/20/2005 Florida Nashville, Tenn. W 76-65
11/18/2005 Stony Brook Villanova, Pa. W 78-35
11/27/2005 Lehigh Villanova, Pa. W 84-47
11/30/2005 Rider Trenton, N.J. (Sovereign Bank Arena) W 86-57
12/3/2005 Oklahoma Villanova, Pa. W 85-74
12/6/2005 Bucknell Lewisburg, Pa. W 79-60
12/10/2005 Longwood Atlantic City, N.J. (Boardwalk Hall) W 90-77
12/13/2005 Penn (Big 5) Philadelphia, Pa. (The Palestra) W 62-55
12/22/2005 La Salle Villanova, Pa. W 98-57
12/31/2005 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. (The Palestra) W 75-53
1/5/2006 Louisville Louisville, Ky. W 76-67
1/11/2006 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. W 84-78 (OT)
1/17/2006 Seton Hall Villanova, Pa. W 73-64
1/21/2006 Syracuse Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 80-65
1/24/2006 South Florida Tampa, Fla. W 49-46
1/28/2006 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. W 72-70
1/30/2006 Louisville Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 79-73
2/4/2006 Marquette Villanova, Pa. W 72-67
2/7/2006 Saint Joseph's (PA) Philadelphia, Pa. (The Palestra) W 71-58
2/11/2006 DePaul Chicago, Ill. W 61-51
2/13/2006 Connecticut Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 69-64
2/19/2006 Georgetown Villanova, Pa. W 75-65
2/23/2006 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio W 74-72
3/1/2006 St. John's Villanova, Pa. W 65-52
3/5/2006 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. W 92-82
3/9/2006 Rutgers New York, N.Y. (MSG) W 87-55
3/17/2006 Monmouth Philadelphia, Pa. W 58-45
3/19/2006 Arizona Philadelphia, Pa. W 82-78
3/24/2006 Boston College Minneapolis, Minn. W 60-59 (OT)
11/11/2006 Northwood University West Palm Beach, Fla. W 97-60
11/17/2006 College of Charleston U.S. Virgin Islands W 81-68
11/20/2006 Iowa U.S. Virgin Islands W 89-60
11/25/2006 Navy Villanova, Pa. W 70-61
11/30/2006 Stony Brook Stony Brook, N.Y. W 72-44
12/2/2006 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. (The Palestra) W 99-89
12/6/2006 Oklahoma Norman, Okla. W 67-51
12/20/2006 Rider Villanova, Pa. W 108-61
12/23/2006 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. (Tom Gola Arena) W 64-51
12/30/2006 Temple Villanova, Pa. W 83-65
1/8/2007 Georgetown () Washington, D.C. W 56-52
1/17/2007 Notre Dame () Villanova, Pa. W 102-87
1/20/2007 Texas Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 76-69
1/23/2007 Providence () Providence, R.I. W 82-73
2/3/2007 Louisville () Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 57-53
2/6/2007 Saint Joseph's (Big Five) Villanova, Pa. W 56-39
2/10/2007 Seton Hall () East Rutherford, N.J. W 78-69
2/14/2007 Cincinnati () Villanova, Pa. W 64-48
2/24/2007 Rutgers Villanova, Pa. W 74-51
2/28/2007 Connecticut () Storrs, Conn. W 78-74
3/3/2007 Syracuse () Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 78-75
3/7/2007 Depaul New York, NY W 75-67
11/9/2007 Stony Brook Villanova, Pa. W 86-64
11/18/2007 Bucknell Villanova, Pa. W 70-64
11/22/2007 University of Central Florida Orlando, Fla. W 76-68
11/23/2007 George Mason Orlando, Fla. W 84-76
12/1/2007 Penn (B5) Villanova, Pa. W 87-61
12/6/2007 LSU Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 68-67
12/9/2007 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. (Liacouras Center) W 101-93
12/14/2007 Hartford Villanova, Pa. W 103-75
12/22/2007 Columbia Villanova, Pa. W 72-56
12/29/2007 La Salle Villanova, Pa. W 71-58
1/6/2008 Pittsburgh Villanova, Pa. W 64-63
1/16/2008 DePaul () Villanova, Pa. W 76-69
1/19/2008 Syracuse () Syracuse, N.Y. W 81-71
2/9/2008 Seton Hall () Villanova, Pa. W 72-70
2/16/2008 St. John's () New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden) W 60-42
2/20/2008 West Virginia () Villanova, Pa. W 78-56
2/23/2008 Connecticut () Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 67-65
3/5/2008 USF () Villanova, Pa. W 72-59
3/8/2008 Providence () Providence, R.I. W 73-63
3/12/2008 Syracuse New York, N.Y. W 82-63
3/21/2008 Clemson Tampa, Fla. W 75-69
3/23/2008 Siena Tampa, Fla. W 84-72
11/14/2008 Albany Villanova, Pa. W 78-60
11/17/2008 Fordham Villanova, Pa. W 107-68
11/19/2008 Niagara Villanova, Pa. W 77-62
11/25/2008 Monmouth Villanova, Pa. W 71-48
11/28/2008 Towson Philadelphia, Pa. (Palestra) W 64-47
11/29/2008 Rhode Island Philadelphia, Pa. (Palestra) W 78-65
12/2/2008 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. (Palestra) W 69-47
12/4/2008 Houston Baptist Villanova, Pa. W 93-57
12/11/2008 Saint Joseph's (Big 5) Villanova, Pa. W 59-56
12/14/2008 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. (Tom Gola Arena) W 70-59
12/22/2008 Navy Villanova, Pa. W 78-68
12/29/2008 Temple Villanova, Pa. W 62-45
1/6/2009 Seton Hall Newark, N.J. W 89-85 (OT)
1/18/2009 St. John's Villanova, Pa. W 76-57
1/24/2009 USF Tampa, Fla. W 70-61
1/28/2009 Pittsburgh Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Spectrum) W 67-57
2/1/2009 Cincinnati Villanova, Pa. W 71-50
2/4/2009 Providence Providence, R.I. W 94-91
2/7/2009 Syracuse Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 102-85
2/10/2009 Marquette Villanova, Pa. W 102-84
2/19/2009 Rutgers Villanova, Pa. W 82-72
2/22/2009 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. W 89-86
2/25/2009 DePaul Chicago, Ill. W 74-72
3/2/2009 Notre Dame South Bend, Ind. W 77-60
3/5/2009 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 97-80
3/12/2009 Marquette New York, N.Y. (Madison Square Garden) W 76-75
3/19/2009 American Philadelphia, Pa. W 80-67
3/21/2009 UCLA Philadelphia, Pa. W 89-69
3/26/2009 Duke Boston, Ma. W 77-54
3/28/2009 Pittsburgh Boston, Ma. W 78-76
11/13/2009 Fairleigh Dickinson Villanova, Pa. W 84-61
11/16/2009 Penn (Big Five) Villanova, Pa. W 103-65
11/19/2009 George Mason San Juan, Puerto Rico W 69-68
11/20/2009 Dayton San Juan, Puerto Rico W 71-65
11/22/2009 Mississippi San Juan, Puerto Rico W 79-67
11/28/2009 La Salle Villanova, Pa. W 81-63
12/2/2009 Drexel Villanova, Pa. W 77-58
12/6/2009 Maryland Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center) W 95-86
12/9/2009 Saint Joseph's (PA) Philadelphia, Pa. W 97-89
12/19/2009 Fordham East Rutherford, N.J. (Izod Arena) W 96-58
12/23/2009 Delaware Villanova, Pa. W 97-63
1/2/2010 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. W 74-72
1/6/2010 DePaul Villanova, Pa. W 99-72
1/9/2010 Marquette Villanova, Pa. W 78-76
1/11/2010 Louisville Louisville, Ky. W 92-84
1/17/2010 Georgetown Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 82-77
1/20/2010 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. W 94-68
1/23/2010 St. John's New York, N.Y. W 81-71
1/27/2010 Notre Dame Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 90-72
2/2/2010 Seton Hall Villanova, Pa. W 81-71
2/8/2010 West Virginia Morgantown, W.Va. W 82-75
2/13/2010 Providence Philadelphia, Pa. (Wachovia Center) W 92-81
2/24/2010 USF Villanova, Pa. W 74-49
3/2/2010 Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio W 77-73
3/18/2010 Robert Morris Providence, R.I. W 73-70 (OT)
11/12/2010 Bucknell Villanova, Pa. W 68-52
11/16/2010 Marist Villanova, Pa. W 84-47
11/17/2010 Boston University Villanova, Pa. W 82-66
11/20/2010 Lafayette Villanova, Pa. W 86-41
11/24/2010 UCLA New York, N.Y. W 82-70
12/3/2010 Saint Joseph's Villanova, Pa. W 71-60
12/8/2010 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. W 65-53
12/12/2010 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. W 84-81
12/18/2010 Delaware Philadelphia, Pa. W 78-59
12/22/2010 Monmouth N.J. West Long Branch, N.J. W 76-36
12/30/2010 Temple Villanova, Pa. W 78-74
1/2/2011 Rutgers Villanova, Pa. W 81-65
1/6/2011 USF Tampa, Fla. W 83-71
1/9/2011 Cincinnati Villanova, Pa. W 72-61
1/12/2011 Louisville Philadelphia, Pa. W 88-74
1/15/2011 Maryland Philadelphia, Pa. W 74-66
1/22/2011 Syracuse Syracuse, N.Y. W 83-72
2/2/2011 Marquette Villanova, Pa. W 75-70
2/5/2011 West Virginia Philadelphia, Pa. W 66-50
2/15/2011 Seton Hall Newark, N.J. W 60-57
2/19/2011 DePaul Chicago, Ill. W 77-75
11/11/2011 Monmouth N.J. Villanova, Pa. W 106-70
11/15/2011 La Salle Villanova, Pa. W 76-69 (OT)
11/18/2011 Delaware Villanova, Pa. W 79-69
11/24/2011 UC Riverside Anaheim, Cal. W 71-46
12/3/2011 Penn Villanova, Pa. W 73-65
12/13/2011 Boston University Philadelphia, Pa. W 68-43
12/22/2011 American Villanova, Pa. W 73-52
1/8/2012 DePaul Villanova, Pa. W 87-71
1/18/2012 Seton Hall Villanova, Pa. W 84-76
1/21/2012 St. John's New York, N.Y. W 79-76
2/7/2012 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 74-72
3/1/2012 Rutgers Piscataway, N.J. W 77-71
3/6/2012 Rutgers New York, N.Y. W 70-49
11/9/2012 District of Columbia Villanova, Pa. W 78-58
11/11/2012 Marshall Villanova, Pa. W 80-68
11/15/2012 Purdue New York, N.Y. W 89-81 (OT)
12/1/2012 Vanderbilt Nashville, Tenn. W 62-52
12/8/2012 Penn Philadelphia, Pa. W 68-55
12/11/2012 Saint Joseph's Villanova, Pa. W 65-61
12/16/2012 Delaware Villanova, Pa. W 75-65
12/22/2012 Monmouth N.J. West Long Branch, N.J. W 83-56
12/28/2012 NJIT Villanova, Pa. W 70-60
1/2/2013 St. John's Villanova, Pa. W 98-86 (OT)
1/9/2013 USF Tampa, Fla. W 61-50
1/22/2013 Louisville Philadelphia, Pa. W 73-64
1/26/2013 Syracuse Philadelphia, Pa. W 75-71 (OT)
2/5/2013 Depaul Rosemont, Ill. W 94-71
2/9/2013 USF Villanova, Pa. W 68-40
2/16/2013 Connecticut Hartford, Conn. W 70-61
2/18/2013 Rutgers Villanova, Pa. W 71-63
2/23/2013 Marquette Villanova, Pa. W 60-56
3/6/2013 Georgetown Philadelphia, Pa. W 67-57
3/13/2013 St. John's New York, N.Y. W 66-53
11/8/2013 Lafayette Villanova, Pa. W 75-59
11/13/2013 Mount St. Mary's Villanova, Pa. W 90-59
11/17/2013 Towson Villanova, Pa. W 78-44
11/22/2013 Delaware Villanova, Pa. W 84-80
11/28/2013 USC Paradise Island, Bahamas W 94-79
11/29/2013 Kansas Paradise Island, Bahamas W 63-59
11/30/2013 Iowa Nassau, Bahamas W 88-83 (OT)
12/4/2013 Penn Villanova, Pa. W 77-54
12/7/2013 Saint Joseph's (PA) Philadelphia, Pa. W 98-68
12/15/2013 La Salle Villanova, Pa. W 73-52
12/21/2013 Rider Villanova, Pa. W 88-67
12/31/2013 Butler Indianapolis, Ind. W 76-73 (OT)
1/5/2014 Providence Villanova, Pa. W 91-61
1/8/2014 Seton Hall Newark, N.J. W 83-67
1/11/2014 St. John's New York, N.Y. W 74-67
1/18/2014 Depaul Villanova, Pa. W 88-62
1/25/2014 Marquette Milwaukee, Wis. W 94-85 (OT)
1/27/2014 Georgetown Washington, D.C. W 65-60
2/1/2014 Temple Philadelphia, Pa. W 90-74
2/3/2014 Xavier Villanova, Pa. W 81-58
2/7/2014 Seton Hall Villanova, Pa. W 70-53
2/12/2014 Depaul Rosemont, Ill. W 87-62
2/18/2014 Providence Providence, R.I. W 82-79 (2OT)
2/22/2014 St. John's Philadelphia, Pa. W 57-54
2/26/2014 Butler Villanova, Pa. W 67-48
3/2/2014 Marquette Philadelphia, Pa. W 73-56
3/6/2014 Xavier Cincinnati, Ohio W 77-70
3/8/2014 Georgetown Philadelphia, Pa. W 77-59
3/20/2014 Milwaukee First Niagara Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.) W 73-53
11/14/2014 Lehigh Allentown, Pa. W 77-66
11/17/2014 Maryland Eastern Shore Villanova, Pa. W 81-44
11/20/2014 Bucknell Villanova, Pa. W 72-65
11/24/2014 VCU Brooklyn, N.Y. W 70-53
11/25/2014 Michigan Brooklyn, N.Y. W 60-55
11/30/2014 Delaware Philadelphia, Pa. W 78-47
12/3/2014 La Salle Philadelphia, Pa. W 84-70
12/6/2014 Saint Joseph's Villanova, Pa. W 74-46
12/9/2014 Illinois New York, N.Y. W 73-59
12/14/2014 Temple Villanova, Pa. W 85-62
12/20/2014 Syracuse Philadelphia, Pa. W 82-76 (ot)
12/23/2014 NJIT Villanova, Pa. W 92-67
12/31/2014 Butler Villanova, Pa. W 67-55
1/6/2015 St. John's New York, N.Y. W 90-72
Apologies on any copy/pasting/formatting errors in the table.