GAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEEEEEEEEDAAAAAAAAAAAY! It's finally here and I'm already sick to my stomach. This should be a great basketball game if both teams play to their ability, and as much as I want to see Villanova repeat their 2009 Sweet 16 romp I just don't see this being easy. But I do believe they are the better team, and are playing better in the moment.
Say it with me.
I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win! I believe that we will win!
And now, the "news."
Juniors Josh Hart, Kris Jenkins form special bond at Villanova | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Juniors Josh Hart and Kris Jenkins have helped lead Villanova into the Sweet 16, but their paths crossed before their time on the Main Line.
'Nova's experience matters | Philly.com
Villanova, for better or worse, is what is known in the college basketball world as a "four-year program." The Wildcats recruit players who, with few exceptions, are going to be around that long. Jay Wright wants to teach a system and impart a culture, and that doesn't happen in the space of a single season or even two.
Villanova-Miami NCAA South Regional preview | Philly.com
The Wildcats excelled last weekend in winning their first two NCAA games by an average of 24.5 points. They shot 58.6 percent from the field and 48.9 percent from three-point range and held the opponent to 41 percent shooting.
NCAA Tournament: Villanova vs. Miami, by the numbers | City of Basketball Love
Villanova faces an interesting task against third-seeded Miami on Thursday night in Louisville. Back in the Sweet 16 for the first time in seven years, the Wildcats will see a team across from them that is very similar: Strong backcourt play, a stingy defense and veteran leaders.
Wright and Larranaga are two of a hoops kind | Philly.com
Jay Wright was the head coach at Hofstra - "a Philly guy learning the New York basketball scene," he recalls - when he met Bronx native Jim Larranaga, beginning a friendship that has lasted more than 20 years.
Uncut: Darrun Hilliard | Detroit Pistons
The Villanova alumn talks about inspiration, playoffs and more in this edition of Uncut.
Bilas Index still loves North Carolina and decides the fate of the entire Sweet 16 | E$PN Insider
(Subscription Req'd) For months, The Bilastrator has said North Carolina is the best team. You ready to listen? And he doesn't just tell you what will happen to the Tar Heels. It's for all the teams. You're welcome.
John Calipari’s Latest Announcement Is Slap In The Face Of NCAA | The Big Lead
John Calipari announced that his entire roster (including walk-ons) will declare for the 2016 NBA Draft, making a mockery of the system in the process.