Happy Tuesday, y'all! Another day gone by, another day that Villanova is being overlooked for the tournament. In fairness, nobody is calling for the first-round upset, but not many people have come out and said they will get to the Sweet 16. We're the underdogs. We do that well.
And now, the "news."
The new Big East is beautiful | SI.com
Pete Thamel offers up the crazy notion that the Big East might actually be worth watching. Absolute madness.
Bracket TV: East Region Preview | ESPN
Bruce Pearl and Jeff Goodman preview the East region of the NCAA tournament, including a Cinderella team, a player to watch and the most likely winner. Spoiler alert: they don't like Villanova.
College Basketball's Most Valuable Teams | Forbes
No surprises at the top with Louisville, Kansas, Kentucky, UNC, and Indiana as the Top 5. But some interesting surprises at the bottom including Marquette and... Dayton.
Who’s That Guy? Villanova’s Josh Hart! | Grantland
Weirdest article I've read that's Villanova-related in quite some time. Josh Hart is quite the character though.
Crossing Streams podcast: Jay Wright interview | Crossing Broad
Jay Wright talks about Villanova's season, coaching in the NCAA Tournament, his favorite players that he's coached at Nova, suits, conference realignment, and how he didn't kill someone when Allan Ray was called for traveling against North Carolina in 2005. VU Hoops gets a shout out!
Bold prediction: Villanova will reach the Elite 8 | USA TODAY
I'm not sure how bold some of the other ones are, but their 'Nova Elite 8 pick sure is bold considering all the other crap out there.
Selection Sunday Live replay | SBNation.com
The replay of Sunday night's live show, which Brian Ewart was a guest of about 10 minutes in. He discussed Villanova's draw and chances in the big dance.
Dick Vitale has a Tony Bennett story about a stripper named Toni Bennett | SBNation.com
No, seriously. Watch the smirk.
NCAA Tournament first-round upset picks | SBNation.com
Dan Rubenstein picks the teams most likely to get into the NCAA Tournament’s opening weekend… and beyond.
Chasing Cinderella: The magic of one night | SBNation.com
Matt Ufford pays tribute to his favorite part of the NCAA Tournament.