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Villanova Basketball starts Big 5 play this week

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Get ready for our annual ramp up of the Villanova is/isn’t a Philadelphia school argument.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! It’s a quick one for me as work and family obligations are taking over right now. The basic jist of the week is that we’re about to kick off the first ever stretch of four consecutive Big 5 games. The king has returned, time to remind everyone how good Nova is.

In other “news”, St. Joe’s sucks even when they’re good, Cosby-Roundtree and Jekot get honored, and Nova is back in the rankings. Enjoy!

Big 5

City 6 observations start at Villanova and righting the ship | The Inquirer
Also, St. Joe's lost a game the Hawks couldn't afford to lose.

Villanova's Cosby-Roundtree, Jekot earn Big 5 honors | delcotimes.com
The AdvoCare Invitational was a coming out party for Villanova sophomore Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree. The 6-9 forward averaged 11.7 points and 11.3 rebounds in the three games to earn the Most

Rankings

College basketball rankings: Kansas, Gonzaga battle for No 1 | SI.com
Who's on the move after a big week of Thanksgiving tournaments? The changes start at the top in this week's college basketball power rankings.

Martin CBB Blog (Day 20): Villanova is not going away | kmaland.com
Villanova is not going away, Oklahoma State handled LSU, Seton Hall helped themselves and Nebraska, Furman is 7-0, NIU's Levi Bradley didn't miss a shot and more from Day 20.

Recruiting

Winners & Losers From NCAA Early Signing Period: Arizona, Kentucky & More | FloHoops
Schools formerly on the brink — like Arizona and Lousiville — are now nailing recruiting wins left and right. Kentucky? Not so much.