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Experience matters in college basketball if you want to win in March

No scholarship Seniors, but Villanova has vets.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Did you know that experience matters if you want to win it all? It does, and ‘Nova has it in bunches - even if there are no scholarship seniors on the roster.

Also - PSA for the site. We’re recording two pods this week since Eugene figured out how to fix his computer. Brendan and I will both guests on the Tuesday/Thursday editions, respectively. We jointly hope we don’t ruin the fun.

Questions for me (Brendan already recorded his and presumably took the questions already answered)? Get them in over the Twitter machine here:

And now, the “news.”

Why veterans still matter for Final Four runs | New York Post
The last several college basketball seasons have begun the same way: hype surrounding freshmen and talk of powerhouse teams filled with one-and-done prospects.

Everyone in college basketball is chasing the blue bloods | New York Post
Off the court, college basketball is a mess, in the wake of the ongoing FBI investigation that already has led to the arrest of four assistant coaches from prominent programs on bribery and fraud charges, and the ousting of Hall of Fame Louisville coach Rick Pitino.

Villanova Basketball: Are the Wildcats the Northeast's North Carolina? | Section 215
I'm personally confused by the question.

Josh Hart’s NBA career off to a strong start with the Lakers |
As the Villanova Basketball season approaches, a former Wildcat has already begun to settle into his new role on the biggest stage of the game.

College Basketballs Breakout Stars | NBC Sports
Here are the 15 players that will be household names by the end of the season. Which Villanovan makes the list?

First impressions on Villanova's scrimmage against Drexel
Sixth-ranked Villanova played Drexel in an NCAA-sanctioned charity exhibition game Wednesday night at the Jake Nevin Field House. Here's a few quick thoughts.