Happy Tuesday, 'Nova Nation! There just wasn't all that much in the news yesterday, so let me just say that Villanova's trip to Purdue delivered the goods. It brought back a lot of nostalgia for me, and reminded me of Oklahoma's early season trip to the Pavilion during my freshman year.
And I know Purdue (probably) isn't making a return trip, but more of last night in future schedules, please.
And hey, Yahoo's Jeff Eisenberg agrees!
Purdue-Villanova at Mackey Arena beats the hell out of Purdue-Villanova at the United Center or the Barclay's Center.— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) November 15, 2016
The deafening atmosphere at Purdue tonight is a reminder that early-season college basketball is better when played on campus.— Jeff Eisenberg (@JeffEisenberg) November 15, 2016
And now, the "news."
Villanova outlasts Purdue as Brunson seals win | Philly.com
In its first true road game in more than eight months, Villanova was put to the test Monday night by a Purdue team seeking to get some attention by defeating the defending national champion.
Boilers take defending champ Villanova to limit | Lafayette Journal & Courier
Swanigan and Haas combined for 42 points despite foul trouble.
Evaluating team, player performances from college basketball opening weekend | Campus Rush
Teams like Indiana and Arizona started their seasons on sure footing, while Maryland and UConn had unexpected challenges
Rothstein Files: Hoosiers Without Labels | Fanrag Sports
Due to the way the Hoosiers' offense flows with crisp passes that generally don’t stay in the same person’s hands for more than three-to...
No. 3 Villanova lands impressive road win over No. 15 Purdue | NBC Sports
In a fascinating battle of matchups, Villanova survived. Barely.
Villanova-Purdue highlights: Wildcats snag valuable road win over legit Boilers team | CBSSports.com
Four days into the season, the Wildcats now have the most impressive win in college basketball
Villanova shows championship mettle with road win at Purdue | Yahoo
In a tense, compelling matchup of top 15 teams, the Wildcats did just enough to overcome the Boilermakers' advantage in the paint.
Villanova again appears championship-worthy, despite being overlooked | ESPN
Villanova proved with its clutch play at Purdue that it doesn't need ballyhooed freshmen and a No. 1 preseason ranking to vie for another crown.
I find it really hard to hate Jay Wright. He's an amazing coach and seems to be a classy guy. https://t.co/ZCx4PPvpjH— Hammer & Rails (@HammerAndRails) November 15, 2016