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Omari Spellman is tough on himself, and that bodes well for Villanova

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Spellman was self-aware and said all the right things after Columbia.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Despite the return of cappink under an alternate-username and his schtick that Omari Spellman is not in fact good, O-Boogie showed out well on Friday night. It was a performance to build on, at the very least.

Better yet, Spellman seems completely aware of the tale of two halves and vowed to play harder more consistently. That’s exactly the kind of attitude you want to see in a young player under Jay, and should bode well for the future as Spellman continues to find his feet after a year away from competitive action.

And now, the “news.”

Spellman makes long-awaited debut count for 'Nova | City of Basketball Love
“It was my first [game],” Spellman said. “I was a little nervous, but my teammates did a great job of just talking to me and making sure I just got it going and played hard.”

Omari Spellman's start was unmemorable, but that soon changed | Philly.com
Villanova's first-year center showed what he brings - in the second half.

Former Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly plans to wait before making next move | Zagsblog
Zags confirms what we already all know - Villanova is keeping tabs on Quinerly while they sort out his involvement in the FBI probe.

ESPN analysts impressed with Philly teams | phillytrib.com
The college basketball season is underway for a number of the local teams in the city. It should be an exciting year for Villanova, Temple, Saint Joseph’s, La Salle, Penn

Predicting college basketball's Final Four, national champion, coach & player of the year | ESPN
There were different names here and there, but a few kept popping up over and over. Whether it was title winner, player of the year or coach of the year, the conversation kept shifting to East Lansing.

Rollie Massimino remembered as Keiser Basketball plays on with 'Mass Strength' | WPEC
Rollie Massimino made his mark in 1985 when he coached the Villanova Wildcats to a Cinderella style National Championship. But his legacy was honored in a pregame ceremony at Keiser Univeristy on Thursday night, where he coached right up until his death in