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Jay Wright named finalist for Naismith Coach of the Year Award

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Villanova's Jay Wright has made the cut. The Wildcats' (32-2) head coach has been named a finalist for the Naismith Coach of the Year Award.

Wright, who won the award in 2006, has 'Nova ranked #2 nationally, lead the 'Cats to clinching the Big East regular season and Tournament Championship, and a #1 seed in the East Region.

Kentucky's John Calipari, Virginia's Tony Bennett and Wisconsin's Bo Ryan are the other finalists.

The winner will be announced on April 5.