TGIF, 'Nova Nation! I woke up thinking it was Saturday already and got irrationally giddy...and then realized we're still a day away. I'm pretty pumped up for Villanova's trip to Creighton. More than a big game for Villanova, it just looks like it is a great basketball game.
And I'd also like to exercise some demons from the last time(s) Greg McDermott had an other-worldly offense. Ethan Wragge isn't playing, right?
And now, the "news."
Which undefeated team falls next? Villanova-Creighton will provide one | USA TODAY
The sure-to-be raucous CenturyLink Center and the surprising Bluejays are ready to give Villanova a stiff test.
#1 Villanova preparing for battle of unbeatends | Philly.com
Dating to last year's national championship season, Villanova's basketball team has won 19 games in a row, but that streak will be seriously tested when the top-ranked Wildcats visit No. 10 Creighton in a New Year's eve special in Omaha, Neb.
Preview: #1 Villanova at #10 Creighton | Philly.com
An extended box score look at Saturday's matchup.
2016 Year in Review: College Basketball’s 12 Most Memorable Games | NBC Sports
#1... UNC would eventually tie the game at 74 with 4.7 seconds left thanks to this ridiculous, totally-forgotten shot from Marcus Paige: Then … BANG.
Does selling beer at college games decrease binge drinking? | Philly.com
More college campuses are beginning to sell alcohol. It's about the money, sure. But it's also part of an effort to decrease binge drinking. Villanova may be starting to see the light with a planned pub on campus coming as part of the Lancaster Ave. development.
Weekend picks: Villanova falls at Creighton in tough road test | ESPN
The top-ranked Wildcats will have their hands full against the No. 10 Bluejays. Elsewhere, Duke, West Virginia and Louisville face stern tests.
2016 Year in Review: College Basketball’s 13 Most Unforgettable Moments | NBC Sports
These are 13 things we won't forget from this year.
Weekend Preview: Villanova-Creighton, Louisville-Indiana headline loaded New Year’s | CollegeBasketballTalk
This is a loaded New Year's weekend slate.
NBA noticing that 'Nova's Hart is a winner | Philly.com
VILLANOVA trod into unfamiliar territory on Wednesday after DePaul had ripped off a 14-0 run late in the second half and taken a lead over the nation's No. 1 team. A little bit of loose ballhandling by 'Nova and steady play from the Blue Demons threatened the Wildcats' 18-game winning streak that started in their NCAA Tournament title run.