Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! Nice easy win for the 'Cats last night, and hopefully they'll run roughshod over St. Joseph's (PA) on Saturday. The bigger story to me though is still the home playoff game following the basketball game at 4:30pm.
If you haven't yet, consider donating to help offset the mandatory cost of tickets for students. So far, alumni have paid for about 1500 students to attend the game. Liberty is sending 27 buses up from Virginia. Time to protect our house.
And now, the "news."
Villanova Progress Report | Big East Coast Bias
Adam Belletti breaks down each player's performance over the last week of Villanova Wildcats basketball and gives them grades that would make Tyler Tynes smile.
Big week for Big 5: Villanova the class of the city | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
In what will be a huge week for city hoops, as St. Joe’s will also host Temple on Wednesday (6:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network) in the front end of a nationally televised Big 5 doubleheader and Temple will face La Salle at the Palestra on Saturday (noon, ESPNNews).
By the numbers: Liberty vs Villanova | libertyflamesnation.com
Here’s a look at how the Flames and Wildcats match up on the gridiron, statistically.
Ask a beat writer: Getting to know Villanova | NewsAdvance.com
More about Liberty's playoff opponent Saturday, the Villanova Wildcats. Brian talked to Chris Lang about the Wildcats.
Weekly college basketball awards | ESPN
Dick Vitale reveals his weekly college hoops awards; 'Nova gets one.
Duke takes down Wisconsin, but Big 10 still takes Challenge title | SBNation.com
In perhaps the most packed weeknight of the college hoops season thus far, Duke notched the young season's defining victory by going on the road and taking down No. 2 Wisconsin.
Utes snap Shockers' regular season win streak with overtime victory | SBNation.com
Utah nearly collapsed in regulation but held on in overtime for the win over Wichita State.
Penn State scores the easiest 2 points in basketball history | SBNation.com
Bonus points to Shep Garner for doing this against Buzz Williams.
Cheryl Miller's perfect place | SBNation.com
#Longform alert: At tiny Langston University, a basketball legend returns to coaching.