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Loaded with experienced returners, Villanova hopes to fulfill high expectations

Although we’ll never get a chance to see what Saddiq Bey can do as the leading man at the Big East and NCAA Tournaments, the Villanova Wildcats are running it back this year with virtually everyone else, including some new additions that are now free from their redshirt year or fully healed from injury.

The hype for the 2020-21 Wildcats was already there, possibly even before coronavirus put last season to a halt. Since then, the hype has grown exponentially. The ‘Cats have appeared in a variety of preseason top 10 lists, with individual standout players also receiving some added accolades.