Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Villanova is looking for a home next year, and it sounds like Jay Wright would prefer to have every single home game played at the Wells Fargo Center.
The reasons are obvious — familiarity, capacity, etc. - but should they be looking to play in other venues? The Palestra, the PPL Center and the Sun National Bank Center (Trenton, N.J.) have been floated as options.
The argument would be that these venues would give people from different areas a chance to attend...but given the capacity of the WFC and the relative proximity of those arenas does it matter?
And now, the "news."
Villanova seeks home court while Pavilion is being renovated | Philly.com
With the formal approval by the Villanova board of trustees of a $60 million renovation of the Pavilion, the university's basketball team suddenly has just two home games remaining before they must compete elsewhere for the entire 2017-18 season while work is being done on its 31-year-old home court.
Wright thinks Reynolds almost ready to return | delcotimes.com
With Jay Wright deferring to caution, Villanova big man Darryl Reynolds missed his third consecutive game Saturday due to a rib injury. But he should be back soon.
Jay Wright: Phil Booth Has Not Even Practiced Yet | FanRag Sports
Villanova Wildcats coach Jay Wright told FanRag Sports that Phil Booth, who hasn't played since November, hasn't even practiced yet.
Josh Hart: 'Ceiling is a lot higher' for this year's Villanova team | CSN Philly
Sitting at No. 2, Josh Hart thinks this year's Villanova team has a higher ceiling than last year's championship team.
Brunson and his old-school game fit just fine at 'Nova | Philly.com
Growing up in suburban Chicago, with a former point guard for a father and an NBA most valuable player running the show for the hometown NBA team, Jalen Brunson spent hours upon hours watching film to sharpen his mind and hone his skills. But it was never the flashiest players at his position who were his objects of study.
One Hall of Fame candidate carved path for another at Villanova | delcotimes.com
Jay Wright was ecstatic to hear about Rollie's HOF nomination.
12 takeaways as college basketball begins its stretch run | Yahoo! Sports
Villanova and North Carolina staged a classic championship game last April. And both look like they have everything needed for a Final Four return engagement.
Seniors Hart, Mason Racing Towards National Player Of The Year | FanRag Sports
Both are regarded as tremendous college players who embody what their programs are about. And neither is considered a first-round NBA Draft pick.