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'Nova Gets Ready With Pre-Season Action

Villanova Men's Basketball is here as the team hits the hardwood tonight to take on the University of the District of Columbia tonight from the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly.

The Firebrids, coached by Jeff Ruland the former Iona coach and Washington Bullet, are coming off of a 1-20 season.

The Division II squad returns senior guard Tim Ellison, (18.9ppg-5.8rpg), sophomore guard Keith Brooks (10.7ppg-2.8rpg), sophomore forward Dyrek Jones (9.5ppg-7.5rpg) and junior guard Purvis Rollins (2.4ppg-0.8rpg). Newcomers include freshman Ziad Ashmawy, a 6-5, 205 lb. guard/forward from Egypt; freshman Erik Johnson, a 6-7, 205 lb. forward from Detroit, Michigan; and freshman Phil Izevbehai, a 6-2, 180lb. guard from Long Island, New York.

Tipoff is set for 7p from the Wells Fargo Center.