Happy Thursday, 'Nova Nation! At the risk of reopening yesterday's scintillating debate in the Arizin comments, I thought I'd present a bit more evidence that this loss literally doesn't mean much other than a chance for the team to learn. Almost no media personality that I can find took anything away from the loss other than WTF, shit happens.
Take a page out of their book, folks.
And now, the "news."
You know what Villanova's latest loss means? Nothing | Philadelphia Daily News
OK, so Villanova got outscored 19-4 down the stretch and lost by two Tuesday night at Marquette, in a game in which Josh Hart played 19 minutes and the Wildcats shot 6-for-34 from the arc. It's been known to happen.
The Bilas Index still loves Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky | ESPN ($)
The polls fluctuate. Forget the polls. They look at who lost and move teams accordingly. The Bilastrator is not reactionary; he's visionary. He stands by Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky.
Podcast: A conversation about Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky all losing Tuesday | CBSSports.com
Tuesday night was a historically unusual night of college basketball, but both Parrish and Norlander say they are not concerned at all about Villanova.
Villanova seniors say they need to set a better tone | Philly.com
Earlier this week, before his team departed for Milwaukee and a game against Marquette, Jay Wright talked about taking the opponent's best shot every time Villanova steps onto a basketball court.
Jalen Brunson took a back seat last year, and Villanova is better for it | Fox Sports
No. 1 Villanova is reaping the benefits of Jalen Brunson's patience.
Villanova Fans Better Get Excited for Jermaine Samuels! Summer Highlights!
Jermaine Samuels is a 4-star wing from Massachusetts who will be taking his high flying, explosive talents to the Villanova Wildcats next year.
Villanova's Josh Hart has shot at national Player of Year | Philly.com
Villanova has had great players, going back to Hall of Famer Paul Arizin, who played from 1947-50, through Hubie White, Wali Jones, Howard Porter, Bill Melchionni, John Pinone, Ed Pinckney, Kerry Kittles, Randy Foye and Scottie Reynolds. The Wildcats have had first-team All-Americas and have eight 2,000-point scorers. What 'Nova has never had is a national Player of the Year.
Eagles interview Villanova DE Tanoh Kpassagnon at Senior Bowl | 247 Sports
The local product is projected to be a second-round pick in the NFL Draft.
Usain Bolt loses 2008 Olympic gold medal after teammate is disqualified for doping | SBNation.com
The gold that Jamaica won in the 4x100m relay will now go to Trinidad and Tobago.
Diversity in tech: Lots of attention, little progress | AP
Villanova University's Computing Sciences chair Lillian Cassel talks to the Associated Press about the importance of diversity in tech.