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'Nova plays underdog amid Big East tumult

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As Jack McCaffery of the Delco Times correctly points out, Villanova is an underdog in more ways than one. The University's future in the Big East is on shaky ground, and the basketball team was picked to finish 8th in the conference this year. While it seems most fans, including myself, relish the low preseason ranking, Jay Wright wishes the Cats had a target on their back. "I like it better the other way. I definitely do. I definitely like it when I am sitting here knowing that we have a team that is really highly regarded, respected a little bit, feared a little bit. I liked that better. Now, given this opportunity, it's exciting. I think where we are picked --- eighth --- is fair, given the experience of the other guys."