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VU Hoops Staff Predictions for Villanova Basketball’s 2019-2020 Season

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The season’s finally here, so it’s time for us to put our picks on the record.

NCAA Basketball Tournament - First Round - Mount St. Mary’s v Villanova Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The staff’s votes are in, and we have the official VU Hoops predictions for Villanova Basketball’s 2019-2020 season. Based on the average votes of ten VUHoops contributors, here is how we believe the season will play out for the Wildcats:

Villanova Basketball’s Record (Average Votes)

  • Overall: 31-7
  • Non-Conference: 11-1
  • Big East: 14-4
  • Post Season: 6-2

Tournament and Championship Results

  • Myrtle Beach Invitational: Champions (9 voters); Runner-Up (1 voter)
  • Big 5 Round Robin: Villanova Sweeps (10 voters)
  • Big East Regular Season Championship: Champion (9 voters); Runner-Up (1 voter)
  • Big East Tournament: Champions (6 voters), Runner-Up (4 voters)
  • NCAA Tournament: Elite 8 (6 voters), Sweet 16 (4 voters)

Most Likely Losses (6 or more votes)

  • At Ohio State (9 votes)
  • At Creighton (8 votes)
  • At Xavier (8 votes)
  • At Seton Hall (8 votes)
  • At Providence (6 votes)

End of Season Awards

  • Rookie of the Year: Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (8 votes)
  • Most Improved: Cole Swider (4 votes)
  • Leading Scorer (PPG): Saddiq Bey (6 votes)
  • Villanova MVP: Saddiq Bey (7 votes)

VUHoops 2019-2020 Staff Predictions for Villanova Basketball

VUHoops Contributor Brendan Jesse Mike J Billy Mike K David C Patrick Z Ryan Lane Jake
VUHoops Contributor Brendan Jesse Mike J Billy Mike K David C Patrick Z Ryan Lane Jake
Army (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Ohio State (A) Loss win Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Loss
Ohio (H) Win win Win Win Win WIn Win Win Win Win
Middle Tennessee State (N) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
MBI Round 2 (N) Miss St, Win miss st. win Win Miss St., Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
MBI Round 3 (N) Baylor, Win Baylor win Win Baylor, Win Win Win Win Win Win Loss
MBI Finish Champion champs Win Champs Champs Champs Champs Champs Champs Runners Up
La Salle (H) Win win Win Win Win WIn Win Win Win Win
Penn (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
St. Joe's (A) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Delaware (N) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Kansas (H) Loss loss Win Win Win Win Win Win Loss Win
Xavier (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Marquette (A) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Loss Loss
Creighton (A) Loss loss Loss Loss Loss Loss Win Loss Win Loss
Georgetown (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
DePaul (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
UConn (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Butler (H) Win win Win Win Win WIn Win Win Win Win
Providence (A) Loss win Loss Loss Win Loss Loss Win Loss Win
St. John's (A) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Creighton (H) Win win Win Win Win WIn Loss Win Win Win
Butler (A) Win win Loss Win Win Win Loss Win Win Win
Seton Hall (H) Win win Loss Win Win Win Win Loss Win Loss
Marquette (H) Win win Win Win Loss WIn Win Win Win Win
Temple (A) Win win Win Win Win WIn Win Win Win Win
DePaul (A) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Xavier (A) Loss loss Win Loss Loss Loss Win Loss Loss Loss
St. John's (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Providence (H) Win win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win Win
Seton Hall (A) Loss loss Loss Loss Win Loss Win Loss Loss Loss
Georgetown (A) Win win Loss Win Loss Win Loss Win Loss Win
Big East Finish 1st 1 1 1 1 1st 1st 1st 2nd
Big East Tournament Champion runner up Champs champs Champion Champion Runner Up Runner-Up Champion
NCAA Tournament Seed 3 Seed 2 seed 3 seed 3 2 seed 2 Seed 2 Seed 4-seed 4 Seed
NCAA Tournament Finish Sweet 16 elite 8 Sweet 16 elite 8 Elite 8 Elite 8 Elite 8 Sweet 16 Elite 8
Nova Rookie of the Year Robinson-Earl Justin Moore JRE JRE JRE Robinson-Earl JRE Robinson-Earl Robinson-Earl
Nova Most Improved Swider swider Slater Bey Samuels Slater Swider Swider Bey
Nova Leading Scorer (PPG) Bey bey Bey JRE Samuels Gillespie Bey Bey Bey
Nova MVP Bey bey Bey Bey JRE Bey Bey Bey Gillespie