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The ‘Cats will be just fine.

Happy Tuesday (and a belated Happy 2018!) ‘Nova Nation! My apologies for dipping out for a while - needed to catch a break and spend time with family away from the internet as much as possible. It was good. And then I realized I never told anyone. Whoops!

Anyways, I’m back and here to say that yes, Villanova will be just fine. The defense needs some work, but the offense is otherworldly. I’m buoyant on the defense catching up. The pieces are too good for it not to, and the coach has fixed these issues before.

Although, the next couple of weeks while we ride out the injury bug could be eventful.

And now, the “news.”

Why Villanova Wildcats will be fine despite loss to Butler Bulldogs | ESPN
Yes, Butler shot lights out to hand the No. 1 team its first loss. But led by Jalen Brunson, Nova is still the sound, versatile crew of recent vintage.

Podcast: Do we think any differently about Villanova after the Butler loss? | CBS Sports
What the hell is it about Butler that makes it so tough for Villanova?

Villanova's number is up — and down — after Butler barrage | NCAA Basketball | Sporting News
The nation’s No. 1 team has a numbers problem.

When it comes to big-time college hoops, Big East has it figured out | Star Tribune
A comprehensive list of everything the league is doing right.

68 fearless college basketball predictions for the rest of the season | NCAA.com
Here are 68 college basketball predictions for 2018.