Rollie Massimino & Villanova’s Near Perfect Game in 1985

I think most Capital Region basketball fans would agree that one of the most exciting games and biggest upsets in NCAA Basketball Tournament history was in 1985, when the Villanova Wildcats, coached by Rollie Massimino,  played a near-perfect game and dismantled Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoya’s 66-64 for the national championship.  The Wildcats shot a remarkable 79 percent from the field, knocking down 22 of 28 shots.  ‘Nova also bucketed 22 of 27 free throws.  Dwayne McClain led all Wildcat scorers with 17, and Eddie Pinckney was the tourney MVP.

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