Villanova Coach Rollie Massimino, at the White House yesterday for a salute to his NCAA championship basketball team, said in the Rose Garden that President Reagan "was a Hoya fan." Reagan: "Coach, I can't be a fan of anyone. I just think of all of you as constituents."
Reagan said "it's almost hard to believe" any team could shoot as well as Villanova's 78.6 percent in the 66-64 title victory over Georgetown. "It looked more like 100 percent on television. That's better shooting than I ever did in one of those western movies, where you never ran out of ammunition and you could always do retakes" . . .
Massimino's associate coach, Mitch Buonaguro, took a Division I head-coaching post yesterday, at Fairfield . . . As expected, Jim Lynam, the former American University, St. Joseph's and NBA Clippers coach, accepted the Loyola Marymount job in Los Angeles . . . Oklahoma City University decided to withdraw from the NCAA and its Division I Midwestern City Conference, citing the expense. OCU will go NAIA and eliminate several sports . . . Wright State trustees approved elevation of its program from NCAA Division II to Division I, effective 1987-88 . . .
Illinois State Coach Bob Donewald looks like the front-runner at Arkansas to replace Kentucky-bound Eddie Sutton. Virginia Commonwealth's J.D. Barnett applied.