Today is a good day. I refuse to be swallowed by the pit of despair that creeps around me every time that Villanova loses a game. Save that for the offseason. Now Jay gets to bring our boys home, tell them that nobody respects them and they come out and destroy some poor mid-major team at the end of next week.
You and I will be laughing about this in 7 days. Trust me on that one.
And now, the "news."
Justice served for NCAA tourney as Villanova knocked off the No. 1 line | CBSSports.com
Here's your monthly reminder that Matt Norlander is Public Enemy #1. It's incredible that CBS can find great writers like Jeff Borzello and Gary Parrish, and then employ a person who would write something like this, seemingly to validate his own preseason opinion that Villanova isn't good. Norlander, Villanova is 28 and f*cking 4. Get over it.
Seton Hall’s upset a reminder that Villanova is a risky Final Four pick | | SI.com
H/T to reader Brendan Dwyer for this one. Some interesting stats inside. However, it's almost silly of Luke Winn to point out that 4-5 areas that Villanova's offense went cold both inside, outside, and at the FT line on the same day, and THAT is what makes them a risky pick. Show me a team that goes cold in all areas offensively and can still win all the time.
Villanova benefitting from Arcidiacono's evolution | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Ryan Arcidiacono is shooting less, shooting better and scoring less. It’s all part of his evolution as a college basketball player, and Villanova’s evolution as one of the country’s top teams.
Family drives Arcidiacono's competitiveness | Philly.com
Whether it's diving over a courtside table, bumping heads with a teammate in a scramble for a loose ball, or getting run over while taking a charge, Ryan Arcidiacono never gives a second thought about sacrificing his body during a Villanova basketball game, no matter the score.
Villanova probably blew it's chance at a 1-seed | ESPN
With Kansas beating Oklahoma St. in OT, that's probably true. Nobody is happier than the worldwide leaders in conference killing.
Video: Villanova Loses and at Least I Didn’t Punch a Hole in My Wall | Crossing Broad
I love this, and I feel like I should now add this to our postgame repertoire. I threw my phone into the sand yesterday, if you were wondering what actually happened.
Impossible bounce makes for unmissable halfcourt buzzer-beater | SBNation.com
We've never seen anything quite like this. Absolute madness. On the other hand, you should not be rewarded for clearly missing the hoop that badly.