Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Milestones: Class of 2011

The Wildcat faithful will no doubt thank the three players whose careers on the Main Line ended with the loss to George Mason last month and will graduate as members of the Class of 2011 next month. They leave behind a program that had reached an uncertain crossroad, but whose foundations are firmly set and ready to take the next step. Consider that:
 1. They went 14-2 in the Big 5, matching the second-best four year record (class of 2010), compiling a 0.875 winning percentage.
 2. They made four consecutive appearances in the NCAA post season tournament (the fourth consecutive class to finish each of their seasons with an NCAA appearance).
 3. They won 98 games over the course of their career, ranked third in most career wins by a class behind the class of 2010 (99) and the class of 2009 (102). The Class of 2011's winning percentage is 0.705 on a 98-41 record. They are the 25th class since 1939 to compile a career record of 0.700 or better.
 4. The first time in Villanova history that four consecutive classes have won 20 or more games per season every year during their career.
 6. The first class to graduate three 1,000 scorers.

Some Individual Numbers
The trio proved to be very prolific scorers...

Corey Fisher5301284161473167213
Antonio Pena410801416110051
Corey Stokes4131008264677131533

...some of their other career stats...

PlayerGms MinOffDefTotAstStlBlkComments
Corey Fisher13836627625833448717410#6 Assists; #11 Steals
Antonio Pena13832362515197701529567#13 Rebounding; #36T Steals; #14 Blocks
Corey Stokes1343298933454381238834T37 Steals

The annual Men's Basketball Banquet (Wednesday night, 4/20 6:30pm at the Pavilion) should be a great send off. Also saying goodbye at the banquet will be Assistant Coach Chris Walker, who is, according to Jeff Goodman, headed to Texas Tech as an Associate Head Coach for Billy Gillispie.

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