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State of the Nova Nation: Brunson, the Big 5 Slayer, and the ‘Cats are Big 5 Kings once again

Can we just call the Liacouras Center, ‘The Brunson Center’ after Wednesday night’s game?

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State of the Nova Nation Podcast VU Hoops

Villanova wins its 26th Big 5 title (now just one behind Temple for most all-time), and its fifth-straight. Mississippi State lost, so now there are two schools left in the undefeated club—Villanova and Florida State. Also, story time! The tale of that one time Eugene played EP in a 2-on-2 game and later ate his words.

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Episode Description: The Villanova Wildcats won their fifth-straight outright Big 5 title and their 26th overall. The Wildcats had a wire-to-wire finish at the Liacouras Center, which Jalen Brunson offered a great petition for a name change to 'the Brunson Center'--after another career performance at the Temple Owls' arena. He wasn't the only one cooking on offense, as Omari Spellman had his best game of the season. Eric Paschall added the exclamation point with an alley-oop posterizer and all is well for Villanova heading into a nine-day break. The Mississippi State Bulldogs lost, which means Villanova and the Florida State Seminoles are the only programs with undefeated men's and women's basketball teams. Eugene has story time about the one time he blocked EP and later ate his words. We also answer your Twitter questions!