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State of the Nova Nation: Undefeated No More, Holiday Hijinks, Alumni Salute, and More!

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A lot of crazy things happened while we were away.

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State of the Nova Nation Podcast VU Hoops

We’re back! No technical difficulties this time around and we’re here with the first episode of 2018. Some crazy things happened in the week and a half we were away, like both men’s and women’s basketball teams losing to Butler. Now, they’re looking to get back on track after a hiccup to start conference play.

We will be releasing a new episode every Tuesday and Thursday. As always, you can ask questions that you would want to see discussed on the show by adding them in the comments section or tweeting @SoNNpod.

The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, or you can listen/download today’s episode straight from Pod-O-Matic.

Episode Description: After a break for the holidays and a bout of technical difficulties, the State of the Nova Nation is back! Some crazy things happened in our absence, like the Villanova Wildcats giving up 101 points to the Butler Bulldogs in a shooting performance that could be explained by Hinkle Magic. Butler shot 68.2 percent from long range in the upset win over ‘Nova, surpassing the traumatic Creighton Bluejays’ losses from Ethan Wragge, Doug McDermott, and Co. in 2014. Now, men’s basketball gears up for the sharpshooting Marquette Golden Eagles, which has the two top scorers in the conference--Andrew Rowsey and Markus Howard. Women’s basketball also suffered its first loss of the season and is now 1-2 to start Big East play. The Wildcats enjoyed a comeback win over Providence, but a lopsided loss to...Butler...They look to bounce back against Xavier on Friday night. We also look at a couple of alumni that had some notable performances this past week and answer your Twitter questions!