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The Jimmy V Classic vs. Gonzaga is a big test for Villanova

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An early benchmark game.

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Happy Tuesday (and Gameday!), ‘Nova Nation! Not gonna lie, I’m pretty amped up for tonight. Big-time venue against a big-time opponent is always a hoot. And this is an OOC game I’ve wanted for a few years.

Win or lose, this game shoudl tell us a lot about how for real the ‘Cats are.

And now, the “news.”

Several Teams Are Still Unbeaten, But How Many Are Untested? | SI.com
Gonzaga is a big game for Villanova, who missed out on Purde and Arizona in the Bahamas.

Five Things We Learned This Week: Dakota Mathias, Mikal Bridges, and angry rivalries are good – CollegeBasketballTalk
Where they think Mikal Bridges is a Top 10 pick...

Mark Few: Jay Wright Helped Me Plan To Handle Final Four | Fanrag
Mark Few and Jay Wright will coach against each other on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, but the two veteran head coaches also have traded notes on other topics in the last year.

Zags and 'Nova mulled game in Ireland - Bud Withers' Blog
It's good to see that the ADs were talking about making this game happen outside of an event - it's a home-and-home I'd love to see more often.

Villanova Wildcats have figured out how to make shots every single year | ESPN ($)
OK, the Wildcats do miss. Just not often. How do they do it? Take a close look and you'll find a few surprises -- including that, yes, a coach can make shots. (Well, sort of).

LiAngelo Ball's best option after leaving UCLA is playing in the G-League | SBNation.com
LiAngelo Ball is out at UCLA. What’s next?