Jay Wright “Wanted to Kill” Ryan Arcidiacono Before his Game-Winner Against Kansas

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Photo: Villanova Basketball (we capitalize that B)

On his radio show Tuesday night, Jay Wright talked with Ryan Arcidiacono about his game-winning three in the final seconds against Kansas. Up until that point in the game, Archie was was oh-for-the floor with a total of one point, yet Wright still planned on having him take the big shot. That is… if he could get him the right play.

Wright explained that he was furious at Archie, who was trying to run an offensive play instead of an inbounds play.

Mike Angelina from the outstanding Philahoops with the story:

“I thought you were calling an offensive play, and I was like, ‘What do you want us to run?’, but then you were like, ‘Just do that!’,” Arcidiacono said on CBS Sportsradio.

The confusion had Wright boiling at his point guard.

“I was going to kill you,” he said.

According to the two of them, it was not the more pleasant of exchanges. For an opponent, it perhaps looked like a disagreement between a player and his coach. The conversation had the handful of Kansas fans around them in laughter.

“All the Kansas fans were just sitting there laughing,” Arcidiacono recalled.

“I wanted to kill him, it was not a great exchange between Ryan and I,” Wright added.

When mad, the usually amiable Jay Wright is a frightening sight. Having covered some games in college and sat near-courtside for many others, I’ve heard him say things to players that would make a sailor blush. I can only imagine what had the Kansas fans cracking up.

But Villanova got the last laugh. Check out Kansas’ version of events from Friday night on their YouTube account:



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  • Temple Dave December 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    No one fucking gives a shit about Gay Wright or vanillanova. Fuck that place and fuck the shit stains who go there.

    • legomaniacal December 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

      How’s that 3-3 record working for you?

    • LaSalle Russ December 4, 2013 at 12:51 pm

      For somone who doesn’t care about Villanova,why waste your time with such an idiotic comment?

  • Pete C December 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Bet this storyline changes someday to “Jay Wright bullied me.” bunch of crybabies out there now.

  • Villacola December 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm


  • Shawn December 4, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I can imagine it was something Arcidiacono said or did to cause the laughter. Having played against him, he is a whiny annoying player with a bad attitude. I actually remember laughing at him at how he would act sometimes.

    • Slammin Gretzky's Daughter December 4, 2013 at 12:41 pm

      Totally agree. I covered some of his games in HS, and he was a whiney little bitch. He was so cocky and constantly showed up his own teammates. Also every time he missed, it was a foul.

  • Villanova Freshman Soccer Player December 4, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    I love it when Jay talks dirty to me.

  • Tommy Cheesballs December 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm


  • Koy Detmer December 4, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    i see food in front of Arcidiacono, is that an NCAA violation!?

  • Catch a damned pass December 4, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Was there anything straight about this post?

    Yeah, didn’t think so.

  • FREE KWAME!!! December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    Kyle, how do I change the picture when I make posts. I’m tired of your facist site making me a white guy. With no face none-the-less. I guess we do all look alike, here in Kyle’s perfect cyber world of racism.

    Seriously though, how do I change the picture?

  • Faux Kyle December 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Spoiled, Rich Momma’s boy = Villanova student

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