The 1994-1995 Villanova Wildcats entered the season ranked inside the Top 25. After an up and down start to the season Nova found itself unranked entering the gauntlet of their Big East schedule. Led by the play of Kerry Kittles the Wildcats rattled off an 11 game win streak which included a road win over #1 Connecticut.
That win vaulted Villanova into the Top 10 and they headed into the Big East Tournament with a 23-7 record. Steve Lappas's squad beat Boston College and Providence to set up another showdown with Connecticut and their super soph Ray Allen.
The Wildcats dominated the Big East Championship match-up 94-78 and earning them a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Kittles would win Big East Player of the Year after averaging 21 points and 7 rebounds per game.
"He can do it all. You have to try to deny him the ball and try to stay in front of him. Basically, pay attention to him, pay a lot of attention to him. He can go about two minutes without scoring, doing anything, then -- pow!"