Huuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! Ya boy is on his way to Manhattan as you read this and unless he wimps out will finally meet Ryan in the flesh (he's covering the games all week in New York for us so I can have fun!). You're the man, Sack.
It's amazing to see Josh Hart getting several nods from the major media outlets this week for an All-American nomination. Granted, it's the 3rd Team and most of the recognized lists like the AP only put out 2 teams, but it's still amazing after he was snubbed in the preseason by the Big East coaches. Just goes to show you what hard work and the right attitude (and being blessed with talent) will do for you.
And now, the "news."
'Nova's Hart in spotlight entering Big East tourney | Philly.com
Josh Hart says there were three simple reasons why he won outstanding player honors in leading Villanova to the 2015 Big East tournament title, and their names were Darrun Hilliard, JayVaughn Pinkston, and Ryan Arcidiacono.
Josh Hart a 3rd Team All-American per NBC Sports | College Basketball Talk
Rob Dauster, you a genius for this one.
Naming college basketball's All-American | ESPN ($)
Plenty of love for the Big East from Jeff Goodman, including an All-American nod for Josh Hart.
Why Josh Hart should win BIG EAST Player of the Year | Big East Coast Bias
The Villanova guard has had a fantastic season.
Arcidiacono defines Villanova hoops | Philly.com
The perception is that Ryan Arcidiacono has been at Villanova for six years, maybe eight. The reality is that he has played basketball on the Main Line for just four years, not missing a single game, and he has done much to restore the culture of the program and make it nationally prominent again.
Villanova turns attention to postseason, hopes to buck trend | Metro
As he walked off the Wells Fargo Center court to a standing ovation with 40.9 seconds left and his team holding a commanding 16-point lead, Ryan Arcidiacono insists he didn’t have the same thought running through his mind as every other Villanova fan in the building.
Poll Attacks: How did one voter keep Xavier ahead of Villanova? | CBSSports.com
Xavier is really good. Might go to the Final Four. Could be in your top five. But Xavier can't be ranked ahead of Villanova right now, and Gary Parrish explained why in this week's Poll Attacks.
Villanova.com Marcus OSullivan Named Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year | Villanova.com
Villanova head coach Marcus OSullivan was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Head Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 indoor season by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association in an announcement made on Friday afternoon. This is the ninth time in his career and the second time indoors that OSullivan has been chosen as the regions top head coach.