Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! We’re all on #WillsWatch after Bryce Wills official visit, but there’s more drama to be had today. With Duke’s loss to Boston College, we will have a new #1 team in the country today when the polls drop.
Villanova, despite being #4 in last week’s poll, appears to have a good chance to take the top spot if you listen to national pundits like Jay Bilas and Doug Gottlieb. Michigan State would be the choice by way of not losing this week, and being ranked higher than ‘Nova last week.
And then there’s Arizona State, who probably deserves it based on resume alone (and holy hell are they fun to watch).
And now, the “news.”
Who's No. 1? The cases for Michigan State and Villanova after Duke's loss to BC | NCAA.com
Duke’s loss at Boston College to open the ACC Saturday afternoon opened up the first real debate of this young season: Who should now be No. 1?
ESPN's Jay Bilas picks his new No. 1 | 247 Sports
Duke suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, meaning Monday will likely see a new No. 1.
Jalen Brunson, Villanova PG, checks off plenty on JVG's criteria | NY Daily News
Rick Brunson admits his son Jalen is more talented than he ever was.
While drama surrounds other marquee programs, Villanova remains steady | NCAA.com
Villanova basketball is undefeated this season, and is as consistent as they come.
Villanova's Booth Back In Action | BIG EAST
Phil Booth was all smiles as he slowly strolled toward the Villanova bench in the final minute of the Wildcats’ game against Gonzaga Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. And why wouldn’t he be beaming? Booth is finally back among the basketball living after missing virtually all of Villanova’s season last year due to a knee injury.
NBA Draft Report: Every team could use a player like Mikal Bridges | The Athletic
From the moment he stepped on the floor during his redshirt freshman season, Villanova's now-junior wing Mikal Bridges has drawn NBA eyeballs due to his frame.
Villanova pushed to the limit by La Salle but wins, 77-68
The Wildcats (10-0, 3-0 Big Five) won their 21st consecutive City Series game. Jalen Brunson helped secure the victory.
Role expanding for 2020 forward Terrance Williams, high majors take notice | 247 Sports
Gonzaga coach Steve Turner said he even reminds of former Gonzaga star and Villanova stud Kris Jenkins.
Talley’s memories of late Tubby Raymond underscored with respect | Delco Times
Andy Talley and Harold R. “Tubby” Raymond had more than a few epic battles during the 14 years their careers overlapped as the respective football coaches at Villanova and Delaware.
Lew Alcindor, Michigan, and the mystery of the big what-if? | The Athletic
This damn weather, Jim Skala thought to himself, driving along southeast of Ann Arbor. He looked around, seeing a gray April day, temperatures barely hitting 40, spits of sleet and snow skimming across the windswept streets. Who’d want to come here?