It’s time to put Jay Wright in the pantheon of elite college coaches

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SAN ANTONIO — As Villanova players cut down the basketball nets, Kris Jenkins draped his arm around Ryan Arcidiacono and the two former Wildcats reveled in the dynasty their alma mater has created.

The Wildcats’ 79-62 national championship win over Michigan on Monday night had far less drama than Villanova’s epic title victory two years ago, when Jenkins hit the game-winning shot to defeat North Carolina. That 2016 buzzer-beater helped get Villanova to a place where few programs ever go.

But Monday’s win has taken Jay Wright to a place few coaches ever go. Wright is just the third active coach with multiple NCAA championships and just the second coach in Division I history with four straight 30-win seasons.

Bill Self is the other, and Wright’s Villanova team dismantled Kansas so thoroughly in the national semifinal here that Self sat flabbergasted on the sideline, unable to conjure an answer for

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