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Now the Villanova Basketball leaders, Hart & Jenkins are focused on a repeat NCAA Championship

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All grown up!

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Huuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaay! Some good fresh content from our friends at, the really nice piece being about Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins maturing as leaders. Jay Wright spent much of the offseason worrying about whether they were up to the task.

In recent interviews, he has raved about the pair, and one of his biggest concerns seems to have been squashed completely.

Happy coach = another memorable season?

And now, the "news."

Hart and Jenkins eager to repeat |
Time has flown by for Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins, from when they first met in 2012 at a basketball camp in St. Louis, to their commitment to Villanova, to competing against each other once in high school in Washington, to learning how coach Jay Wright wanted them to play Villanova basketball, to winning a national championship.

Title-winning shot has long been part of Villanova's arsenal |
The Jay Wright era at Villanova has been defined by two Kodak moments. One got the Wildcats to a Final Four, the second won them a national title. And it was the same play, run slightly differently each time because of what the defense was dictating.

Big East Preview: Can Villanova repeat as national champs? | CollegeBasketballTalk
All you need to know about the Big East conference

Duke, Kansas, Indiana will flaunt Villanova’s title-winning focus on versatility | The Washington Post
Hybrid players like IU's OG Anunoby are about to take over college basketball.

The 25 players every fan needs to know entering the 2016-2017 college basketball season | FOX Sports
The season is just days from starting. And here are 25 players you NEED to know.

College Basketball’s X-Factors: 14 storylines that will determine champions | NBC Sports
These are the 14 things that could change the course of the college basketball season.

Analytics Preseason BPI projects teams' strength at end of season | ESPN
Preseason BPI allows us to project where teams will be at the end of the season. Where does your team rank? Villanova comes in at #2

Top 10 early signing period storylines | ESPN ($)
The top 10 teams in college basketball are in good shape for the upcoming season -- but how are they doing on the recruiting trail?

Big East 2016-17 Season Preview: Villanova Wildcats | Big East Coast Bias
Can the Wildcats avoid the dreaded post-championship hangover?

Andy Talley Previews Eleventh Week on CAA Football Teleconference Call |
The Official Athletic Site of the Villanova Wildcats - During the eleventh weekly CAA Football teleconference of the season on Monday, Villanova head coach Andy Talley gave his thoughts on the Wildcats win against Maine and how the team is preparing for James Madison on Senior Day.

One-stop shop for the 2016-17 college basketball season | USA Today
Is it March yet? Almost. USA TODAY Sports has you covered for the upcoming season.

Palestra celebrates its 90th birthday | The Daily Pennsylvanian
The Palestra, opened in 1927, will celebrate its 90th anniversary this January. Often called the “Cathedral of College Basketball,” the Palestra is the most storied gymnasium in the country, having hosted more games since its inception than any other arena.

Wisconsin student-athletes tweet message asking for action from university on racial discrimination | Bucky's 5th Quarter
Wisconsin student-athletes took to Twitter on Monday night to share a statement asking for action from the university regarding racial discrimination on campus.