Bucks County native, Villanova's star player shares journey to Elite 8

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Just like he's done in the NCAA tournament, Ryan Arcidiacono used to make shot after shot on a Fisher Price net in his Langhorne living room. (WPVI)

Villanova guard Ryan Arcidiacono has been playing basketball since he was 3 years old.

Just like he's done in the NCAA tournament, he used to make shot after shot on a Fisher Price net in his Langhorne living room.

His parents Joe and Patti Arcidiacono, who met at Villanova and graduated in the 1980s, remember it like it was yesterday.

"We have a lot of holes in the walls," said Patti Arcidiacono.

"We actually broke my mom's wedding picture," said Ryan Arcidiacono when asked if he remembers destroying his parent's living room.

Thankfully for Nova, Ryan Arcidiacono is a lot more accurate these days.

And now the guard is destroying the competition.

He scored 21 points against Miami to lead the Wildcats to the Elite Eight.

As a team, Villanova is shooting 60 percent - the best by a tournament team in 22 years.

"To be able to do it in a game on a consistent basis like we have is pretty surprising," said Ryan Arcidiacono.

"To do what he's doing on the biggest stage, on something he's watched his whole life, is an amazing fulfillment for him, and obviously for us," said Joe Arcidiacono.

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