Good morning Nova Nation! Chris is still in a tryptophan induced haze, so I’ll be stepping in today. Villanova is champions of November once again, now making it 32 straight victories in the season’s opening month over the last five seasons. One more victory over Penn on Wednesday, and it’ll be five straight undefeated Novembers in a row.
But the most impressive thing from this Holiday weekend wasn’t even a win. It was a loss by #25 Alabama to #14 Minnesota. Saying I’ve never seen anything like this game is a gross understatement. Not only did Alabama have to play with just 3 players in the last 10 minutes of the game (their entire bench was ejected on a single play), but they actually staged a comeback during that time and had the game within three points with just over a minute left. WHAT!?!? If you can find a replay, it’s worth a watch.
Oh, and one more thing. Don’t play your former Big East team just 5 months after you leave them. There may be some extra motivation there. And now, the “news”:
Alabama basketball vs. Minnesota: Collin Sexton and the Tide nearly won with 3 players | SBNation.com
Collin Sexton is the real deal!
UNI's zero free throws serve as testimony for Villanova's title-caliber defense | CBSSports.com
It's not every day that a team gets to the line zero times and doesn't complain.
Villanova basketball wins Battle 4 Atlantis title over Northern Iowa | SBNation.com
The Wildcats have won another November tournament.
No. 2 Arizona takes lumps in paradise in crazy hoops week | USA Today
Good luck finding anybody who has ever had a worse week in the Bahamas than Sean Miller. His second-ranked Arizona team lost three games in three days at the Battle 4 Atlantis and could drop all the way out of the Top 25 this week
Bulldogs defeat Buckeyes | Big East Coast Bias
The Dawgs take down the Bucks and their former coach.