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Despite being the top seed in March Madness, Villanova needs to be the hunter

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The ‘Cats need to rediscover that fire.

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TGIF, 'Nova Nation! Not the most fun of opening games last night until the second half, but the boys got the job done against a team that was clearly up for it while Villanova tried to coast through at the start. Playing down to the competition has been a bigger issue this year than last season, so hopefully this is a wake up call to the team because their won't be anymore bad teams from here on out.

Maybe a mentality shift is needed? Maybe they need to lean into the disrespect angle again. Who knows. But last night's lax attitude isn't going to fly on Saturday.

As I write this, we're only at halftime of the Wisconsin-VaTech game, so I'm not quite sure who we'll be seeing on Saturday. I'm not sure I even care. I just want another 'Nova W.

And now, the "news."

Villanova did it once, and knows how to ‘hunt’ everyone again | New York Post
Billy Donovan’s Florida Gators were the last team to repeat as national champions a decade ago, 15 years after Mike Krzyzewski’s Duke Blue Devils did it.

Attitude and commitment are hallmarks of Villanova Basketball | Philly.com
How many times have we heard those words over the years? The over-under is mind-boggling.

Player Development, Continuity Keys For Villanova | Forbes
Villanova's success has been based on developing players over years, not flashy freshman or highly touted recruits.

How Villanova can repeat — from the last guy who did | New York Post
Villanova is the next team trying to duplicate what hasn’t been done since 2006 and 2007: repeat as NCAA men’s basketball champs. The Florida Gators were the last to do it, and the coach of that team, Billy Donovan, has some simple advice for Jay Wright’s Nova bunch.

The 30 colleges where students go on to earn the most money | CNBC
Graduates of these schools make an average of $69,000 or more.