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Ex-Villanova coach Kraft dies at 93

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VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93.

He died Thursday in New Jersey, the school said in a statement Friday.

Kraft coached the Wildcats for a dozen seasons and finished with 238 victories and a .715 winning percentage. His teams went to the postseason in 11 of his 12 years.

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