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Jay Wright discusses upcoming Hofstra matchup, legacy

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It will be a special night for Coach.

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Really nice feature on Coach Wright and his Hofstra days from Newsday. Kind of cool to see that he’s wanted to do this for a long while, but that he and Tom Pecora refused to play each other.

Tom Pecora - now with Baker Dunleavy at Quinnipiac - is clearly a smart man!

And now, the “news.”

Villanova coach Jay Wright thrilled to be playing Hofstra at Nassau Coliseum | Newsday
Wright coached Hofstra to two NCAA Tournament appearances and has fond memories of his time with the team.

Omari Spellman's shooting development can't be ignored | NCAA.com
It's no secret that Jay Wright would like to strengthen his team's interior presence on offense, and it's no secret that the Villanova coach believes he will ultimately have that with the continued development of redshirt freshman forward Omari Spellman.

Fandom 250: Why doesn't Villanova's fanbase get more love? | Section 215
Villanova has the number one basketball team in the nation, yet their fanbase didn't chart on the Fansided Fandom 250. Why no love for the Wildcats?

Lakers rookie Josh Hart proves no stage is too big for him | Orange County Register
He has a pedigree that helped him on one of the biggest regular-season stages the NBA offers: a prime-time matchup with LeBron James and the Cavs on national television.

Josh Hart Credits His Readiness To Start To Playing 4 Years At Villanova | Lakers Nation
Los Angeles Lakers rookie Josh Hart explained what prepared him to make an unexpected start against the Cavaliers, and how he handles multiple roles.

Five takeaways from the first month of the college basketball season | USA TODAY
The FBI scandal has, at least for now, faded into the background as the games have taken center stage. And an Oklahoma freshman has been the big star.

2018 Silver Anniversary Award: Nnenna Lynch | NCAA.org
Nnenna Lynch, a seven-time All-America distance runner and national champion in the 3,000 meters at Villanova, long had a sense of how she wanted to contribute away from the track.