The Wildcats are the first defending national champion to visit Orlando in the 13 years of the AdvoCare Invitational. Head coach Jay Wright’s team rolled to a 36-4 record and blew past Michigan to win its second NCAA title in the last three years. While the top four scorers from that team have moved on to the NBA, Villanova does have experienced players such as Eric Paschall (10.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg in 38 starts) and Phil Booth (10.0 ppg in 31 starts). The Wildcats played in the 2007 version of the AdvoCare Invitational, falling to North Carolina State in the championship game.

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Team Roster

  # Player Name Pos Class  
  1 Jahvon Quinerly G FR  
  2 Collin Gillespie G SO  
  3 Brandon Slater F FR  
  4 Eric Paschall F SR  
  5 Phil Booth G SR  
  10 Cole Swider F FR  
  12 Tim Saunders G SR  
  15 Saddiq Bey F FR  
  21 Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree F SO  
  22 Peyton Heck G SR  
  23 Jermaine Samuels F SO  
  24 Joe Cremo G SR  
  31 Kevin Hoehn G FR  
  34 Tim Delaney F JR