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Villanova Basketball Hosts Xavier In Toughest Test Yet

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Should be a good one in Philly tonight

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Good Morning(ish) Nova Nation! Sometimes life happens, and so we’re presenting another “brunch” edition of of Arizin today. Since we’re already late, I’ll keep it short.

But here’s a quick note to keep in mind for tonight’s game: Villanova hasn’t lost to Xavier at home since 1956 at the Field House. I don’t think that streak ends this season.

And now, the “news”:

Villanova-Xavier preview: No. 1 vs. No. 10 | Philly.com
Back at No. 1, the Wildcats will host the Musketeers on Wednesday.

College basketball: Get to know Villanova's Omari Spellman | NCAA.com
The NCAA profiles the Wildcats' freshman, but doesn't mention the 2016-17 season...

Villanova's Spellman is a beast in the Big East | NCAA.com
Newcomer Spotlight takes a look at Villanova redshirt freshman Omari Spellman. The big man has helped the Wildcats back into national title contention.

Villanova takes over No. 1 spot, but CBB lacks dominant team | SI.com
Villanova has too many defensive lapses to be considered a dominant team in college basketball. Will this be a year of parity in college hoops?

Why Villanova’s Jalen Brunson could fit the Warriors | Golden State Of Mind
Jalen Brunson, Villanova’s veteran engine, embodies what the Warriors look for in draft picks.

Villanova No. 1 in AP Poll, Improves Odds to Win NCAA Championship | Casino.org
Villanova moved back into the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 College Basketball Poll and saw its odds drop to win the NCAA Championship.