TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Quick stuff today from me as I head to the airport around 3:30am, but CBS agrees with what many here have bunkered down on -- Villanova's NCSOS is actually pretty good.
Matt Norlander actually ranks it (it being the resume thus far) second in the country only to Baylor, who has played an insane schedule. And 'Nova still has games with Notre Dame and Virginia to come. And the Big East. No concerns here when it comes to seeding for the NCAA Tournament if the 'Cats keep winning.
And now, the "news."
Top 10 NCAA Tournament resumes: Indiana, UCLA outpace Duke, Kentucky | CBSSports.com
Here are the top 10 teams who have built the best tournament resumes so far
Never Forget Classic: College hoops and a great cause | app.com
Saturday's Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center, featuring top-ranked Villanova, benefits the Families for Freedom Scholarship Fund.
Villanova documentary portrays challenges of athletes with intellectual disabilities | PhillyVoice
A new documentary highlights the challenges that soccer players with intellectual disabilities faced as they pursued a gold medal at the Villanova Fall Festival, one of the largest Special Olympics competitions in the United States.
Long Island’s Giorgetti family and Villanova’s Jay Wright share a bond | Newsday
Paul Giorgetti likened the crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium for last year’s NCAA men’s basketball Final Four to the loudest event he’d ever witnessed.
Impossible to argue against Villanova being the overall No. 1 seed | ESPN ($)
There was some grumbling a week ago about the defending champs vaulting Kentucky as the overall No. 1 seed. Go ahead, try making that argument now.
MLB Outfielder Matt Szczur To Lead South Jersey Christmas Parade | CBS Philly
Chicago Cubs outfielder and South Jersey native Matt Szczur will be the grand marshal of the Lower Township Rotary Club’s annual Christmas Parade.
Villanova Preview - 10 Things To Know | UND.COM
The Official Athletic Site of the University of Notre Dame - The University of Notre Dame men's basketball team (9-0) travels to Newark, New Jersey, for the inaugural Never Forget Tribute Classic at the Prudential Center, taking on top-ranked Villanova (9-0) on CBS at Noon ET.
CBT Podcast: ESPN’s Dana O’Neil discusses her book about Villanova | NBC Sports
This was a fun one to record.
Where Xavier stands after consecutive losses
Among college hoops experts, Xavier's big-picture outlook is still overwhelmingly positive. CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst and former Xavier player Steve Wolf said he isn't worried about Musketeers' trajectory at this point in the season.