Happy Thursday, ‘Nova Nation! Eugene was the man at MSG yesterday covering Villanova’s clean sweep of the major awards (congrats to the team, Jay Wright, Jalen Brunson and Omari Spellman), though for the life of me I can’t figure out how Donte DiVincenzo has gotten this much preseason love yet failed to even make the Honorable Mention preseason team.
Anywho, a couple more reads for you below to stick right in your vein as we careen towards college hoops season.
(Please start soon, season.)
And now the “news.”
Five takeaways from Big East Media Day | Sporting News
The Big East held its annual college basketball media day on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden with coaches and players from all 10 teams on hand to discuss the upcoming season.
Villanova's Jay Wright hopes NBA can join colleges in solving basketball's latest crisis | Sporting News
There hasn’t been a hint of scandal in Wright’s time at Villanova – the kind we thought of as NCAA issues until the FBI came along and made it into something else altogether.
Jalen Brunson and Villanova should dominate the Big East again | NCAA.com
Villanova has dominated the Big East for years. With Josh Hart gone, will the status quo remain?
Depleted Villanova still has so much to play for
Villanova, which is dealing with way too many injuries and has this week off, is still ranked 15th in FCS and has a chance to make the playoffs with four games left coming off a loss at No. 1 James Madison.
Vecenie: Ranking the nation’s top 20 wings | The Athletic
"With go-go-gadget arms and a terrific jump shot, (Mikal) Bridges is the best 3-and-D player in all of college basketball."
20 Under-The-Radar Freshmen To Watch For In 17-18 CBB Season | Fanrag Sports
Jon Rothstein managed to get through a Collin Gillespie piece without comparing him to Ryan Arcidiacono, something I can't even say about myself.
SU fan breaks both legs trying to storm the field amid Clemson defeat | WSTM
Lifelong Syracuse Orange fan Justin Heath watched Syracuse University defeat the defending National champion Clemson Tigers from his seat in section 302. After the game, he wanted to celebrate with hundreds of others on the field. And how do you get down from the third tier?