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This Villanova team appears as hungry as the 2016 National Championship team

And they’re pretty damn good too.

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TGIF, ‘Nova Nation! Apologies on the late-ish links - but hey I actually got to them! A lot of ‘Nova love today!

And now, the “news.”

Beyond the talent, Villanova is hungry | Mike Jensen
New roles and responsibilities have every Villanova player in proving-it mode.

Jay Wright, Mikal Bridges, & Nova's "Death Lineup" | Dribble Handoff

How Mikal Bridges became team's star |
From redshirting to a refashioned jumpshot and a 35-pound weight gain, Villanova's Mikal Bridges has developed into one of college basketball's best players.

The Fieldhouse Fast Break: Nova or Sparty? The first firing (already?), a controversial call and more | The Athletic
It's time for another edition of the Fast Break, where The Fieldhouse staff debates the hot topics of the week in college hoops.

The best and worst from college basketball’s first month |
A thrilling opening month of the 2017-18 college hoops season deserves a full recap.

NCAA basketball Power Rankings: Villanova rises, Duke drops |
After three AP top-five teams lost to unranked opponents, a new team claimed the top spot and only six undefeated teams remain.