BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Kevin Ollie's reputation has preceded him.
Villanova coach Jay Wright still recalls the time he was on a recruiting trip in Washington, D.C., four years ago when he met up with Ollie and then-Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun. That's when Calhoun made a bold prediction regarding Ollie, who succeeded Calhoun at UConn two years ago.
"I remember Jim saying to me, `This guy is going to be really good. This guy is going to be a great head coach someday," Wright recalled early Friday morning, following Villanova's 73-53 second-round NCAA tournament win over Milwaukee. "I'm a big Kevin Ollie fan, man."