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Jalen Brunson is the key spoke in the wheel for Villanova Basketball

He ain't flashy, but he makes 'Nova go.

TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Quick and dirty this morning, but enjoy a couple articles that highlight Jalen Brunson's impact to Villanova, specifically his basketball IQ.

See you tomorrow for Providence!

And now, the "news."

College basketball Power Rankings: Jalen Brunson, the 2-for-1 artist | Yahoo! Sports
There are a lot of college basketball players that would qualify as "not very smart," especially when it comes to end-of-half clock management and the navigation of potential two-for-one opportunities. Jalen Brunson, whom we’ve gushed about in this space before, is not one of those players.

Top teams with the most reliable point guards | ESPN ($)
Point guard play is critical. Villanova cut down the nets a year ago largely because coach Jay Wright had a pair of point guards in Ryan Arcidiacono and Jalen Brunson.

Bracketology: Resume, metrics have Villanova No. 1 | NBC Sports
Recently, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee made public its intent to evaluate options for integrating additional analytics and metrics into its process for selecting and seeding teams for the NCAA tournament. How that might eventually look we don’t know.

2017 NBA Mock Draft, Week 11: Love and hate edition | Fansided
Well, hello. Josh Hart and Mikal Bridges are both projected in the first round.

What if ‘Nova was UNC? | Philly.com
The Inquirer & Daily News’ Joe Juliano and Mike Kern join Noah Coslov to talk about Villanova’s impressive run, Temple’s issues and La Salle’s ceiling.

Is Georgetown the Next DePaul? | Casual Hoya
As Hoya fans know, we are currently running neck-and-neck with DePaul for last place in the Big East - and our position in the conference isn't likely to change dramatically between now and the end of the season.

And, oh yeah, this is nice to see...

Back on road.. #TheGetBack #Big14

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