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Andrew Smith’s Project 44 is already saving lives

This is a great read.

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Huuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! Ho hum, another 20-point victory. I’ll confess I missed the early stages and tuned in right as Villanova began their 22-2 assault, so that one never seemed in doubt to me.

What else can you say about this team?

So instead of Villanova news as the lead, let me direct you to Matt Norlander’s incredible profile of the 2-year old who was saved by Andrew Smith’s foundation.

And now, the “news.”

Perfect Match: How the late Andrew Smith saved a 2-year old |
Hits close to home in part because of Villanova’s great work with Be The Match through Andy Talley. Fair warning, do not read this story if you do not want people seeing you cry.

Big East Notebook: Xavier coach Chris Mack’s exuberance hard to hide | The Athletic
This is the point that Villanova has reached: Even among its opponents, the rules of normal teams, and normal seasons, do not apply.

Player Of The Year Power Rankings: Jalen Brunson's efficiency/usage is off the charts | CollegeBasketballTalk
Trae Young is the runaway favorite, but there are plenty of players out there having great seasons.

Comparing Jalen and Rick Brunson, UConn's Kevin Ollie says 'Jalen's a little bit better'
UConn coach and former NBA player Kevin Ollie, an ex-teammate of Rick Brunson, was asked to compare father and son after watching Jalen play for Villanova.