Good Morning Nova Nation! Chris is out today so it’s Uncle Brendan back again with the daily links. And yes, I was able to find more than one... (shakes head).
In today’s links/yesterday’s news, Gary Parish makes the argument that Villanova should still be ranked and seeded ahead of Xavier. I’m highlighting this because after the slew of negativity that came out of the Seton Hall win (that’s right, a victory), I’m tired of people taking the Debby Downer approach to this team.
Too often do I hear Nova fans try to pick apart all the reasons this team won’t do well in March, or why they may lose a few games. Then they get upset when non-Villanova fans say the same things. Basically, our fan base tries to downplay how good the team is so that if we lose in March they can say “I told you so.”
Well no more! Yes, the team has lost three games in February. But at the begining of the season when we were all making projections, everyone said that the schedule was backloaded. The expectation was that the ‘Cats would lose 3-5 games, with most of those losses coming during the stretch where 4 of our 5 games were on the road. That’s what happened! Why are people acting like it’s shocking or some sort of terrible omen!?!? THIS IS A GREAT TEAM AND WE SHOULD HAVE FAITH THAT THEY’LL PLAY WELL IN MARCH!!!
Ok, rant over. In other news, Villanova is good at basketball, daytime basketball is upon us, Nova keeps producing NFL and NBA talent, and the hand epidemic of 2018 is not limited to current Villanova players. Get well soon Josh!
College basketball rankings: Should Big East leader Xavier rank ahead of Villanova? | CBSSports.com
Xavier and Villanova both look like No. 1 seeds at the moment.
Villanova uses itself - as in 2016 title team - as a measuring stick | USA Today
When asked how the current team compares to that championship team, Jalen Brunson says, “I’m going to ride with my guys now."
College basketball’s 2018 Championship Week guide | SBNation.com
The greatest postseason in American sports is here.
2018 NFL Draft Q&A: Villanova DB Trey Johnson | Underdog Dynasty
The Wildcats’ playmaker in the secondary hopes to impress NFL scouts at Villanova’s Pro Day on March 23
Josh Hart of Los Angeles Lakers has broken finger on left hand | ESPN
Lakers rookie Josh Hart's string of starting the team's past 10 games will come to an end, as the rookie suffered a broken finger on his left hand in practice on Wednesday. The guard shoots with his right hand.
VIDEO: Interview With Chicago Bulls Two-Way Guard Ryan Arcidiacono | Pippen Aint Easy
A sit down interview with March Madness Legend and Chicago Bulls Two-Way Player, Ryan Arcidiacono, at Sears Centre Arena.