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Villanova Basketball proves critics wrong, eyes deeper run in March Madness

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Not satisfied yet!

Happy Monday, 'Nova Nation! And what a f*cking Monday it is! I was away from the computer during the game and then driving all afternoon afterwards so I don't want to repeat everything that's already been said. But I will say I am geeked up for this team and all the fans.

And yet I've already hit the reset button. The Sweet 16 feeling is great, and now I want more. This team is good enough for more. And after all the crappy luck they've had in the last few years at the worst times they deserve more. Let's do it.

And now, the "news."

Wildcats finally answer Sweet 16 questions with win | City of Basketball Love
“We’re like a Cinderella in here, we’re a No. 2 seed but we were the underdogs,” Hart said. “We came in, everyone doubted us, thought we weren’t going to get past the second round. We might as well have been a 16-seed, that’s how we took it, no one gave us credit.”

Villanova smashes Iowa 87-68, roars into Sweet 16 | USA TODAY
After a few years of futility as a high seed, the Wildcats look like a contender.

Villanova cruises past Iowa, advances to Sweet 16 | Philly.com
Villanova roared out of the locker room and onto the court Sunday at the Barclays Center playing as if it didn't just want to snap its streak of second-round failures in the NCAA tournament, it wanted to smash it into little pieces.

Villanova quiets critics by routing Iowa, advancing to Sweet 16 | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
This NCAA Tournament, there was no second-round disappointment as Villanova crushed Iowa on Sunday, 87-68, to advance to the Sweet 16.

Villanova sticks to blueprint to beat Iowa, rid itself of March woes | ESPN
Villanova used classic Jay Wright tactics to beat Iowa: Attack on offense, force turnovers on defense and make 3s. The Wildcats are in the Sweet 16.

Mohamed Bamba appreciates how Villanova plays defense | MADE Hoops
HEY NOW!

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon considering TCU job offer | CBSSports.com
TCU officials have zeroed in on Jamie Dixon to fill its men's basketball coaching vacancy, and the Pittsburgh coach is now considering what amounts to an offer, a source told CBS Sports.

EKU lets go of assistant basketball coach Michael Bradley | cn|2
Former Villanova Wildcat Michael Bradley has been let go as Eastern Kentucky University Assistant Basketball Coach.

Andi Herzog calls in 23 players for Olympic playoff vs. Colombia | Stars and Stripes FC
The US has to play a 2-game playoff with Colombia to gain entry into the Olympics. Here are the 23 players heading for the first leg.