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Villanova Basketball recruits face off for the Philadelphia Catholic League championship

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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Long week off for the ‘Cats before they try and put the final nail in JT3’s coffin next weekend, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any relevant basketball!

Recruits Collin Gillespie and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree to head-to-head tonight at the Palestra for the Philadelphia Catholic League championship. You’ll remember that Gillespie and Wood got the best of NG earlier this season, so DCR will be out for revenge.

Several posters are heading to the game, so we’ll look forward to a good report on two of Villanova’s incoming freshmen.

And now, the "news."

Catholic League Championship Preview (Feb. 27) | City of Basketball Love
Villanova recruits Collin Gillespie (Archbishop Wood) and Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree (Neumann-Goretti) will go head to head for the prized Philly Catholic League title at the Palestra tonight.

March Madness player spotlight: Villanova's Jalen Brunson | USA TODAY
Jalen Brunson is having a breakthrough season for defending champion Villanova, including impressive performances in his last two games. His play will be important as the Wildcats bid to repeat in March.

Villanova seniors take a final bow |
Senior Day in college basketball usually is emotional, especially when a player's mother walks out on her son's arm with tears of pride in her eyes, which almost always touches a chord in the player.

A not-so-fond farewell (for now) to the Pavilion |
The crowd inside Villanova's Pavilion was asked to stick around as video screens paid tribute to the building itself, opened in 1986, now closed for renovation until the 2018-19 season. The screens showed highlights through the decades. Villanova players, wearing their latest Big East champion T-shirts, just earned with a Saturday afternoon win over Creighton, laughed at the sight of their coach as a younger man.

Kansas, North Carolina, Villanova build case for a No. 1 seed |
Recapping the best and worst of the college basketball Saturday.

Oakcrest grad Clements tackles much adversity on and off football field |
Mark Clements celebrated his 23rd birthday earlier this month by watching Super Bowl LI with some football teammates and friends at New Haven University in West Haven, Connecticut.

Michigan State inserts injured guard Eron Harris into a game one last time on senior day -
Harris’ college career ended with an knee injury, but Tom Izzo found a way to get him on the court one last time.