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Jay Wright’s best Villanova team is now the Final Four favorite


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Happy Monday, ‘Nova Nation! Apologies for the delayed links this morning - somebody had a little too much fun last night celebrating the win.

Despite a grind-it-out win yesterday that might have the neutral viewers wondering whether the ‘Cats are all they are hyped up to be, Villanova now enters the Final Four as the odds-on favorite to cut down the nets.

This is a special time.

And now, the “news.”

For Villanova, Final Four is a chance to prove this is the best team in Wildcats history |
This Villanova team is younger than 2016's title-winning team -- and, by the looks of it, better

Villanova beat Texas Tech. The Wildcats are the Final Four’s best team. |
Even when the Wildcats struggle, they don’t struggle.

Showing it’s not just another pretty face, Villanova is going back to the Final Four | The Athletic
After every Villanova game, win or lose, the team huddles inside the locker room for a brief word and a prayer. Sometimes, if Jay Wright is...

Villanova finds another way to get back to the Final Four | New York Post
The highest-scoring team in the nation could no longer pile up points. The roster on the verge of breaking the all-time 3-point record stopped seeing the ball go through the net. It didn't matter.

Final Four: Villanova should win NCAA tournament | Yahoo
In an NCAA tournament defined by upsets, the Wildcats have remained college basketball's most reliable and predictable juggernaut.

Villanova Turns to Defense in Run to Final Four | WSJ
The Villanova Wildcats sent a message to their Final Four rivals: They can win even when they struggle to score.

Villanova's defense carries day as Wildcats return to Final Four | USA Today
On a day when the offense failed, Villanova's defense makes big statement in a victory against Texas Tech. The Wildcats are back in the Final Four.

Villanova beats Texas Tech to return to Final Four |
Led by a poised Jalen Brunson, Villanova remain resolute against a tough Texas Tech team and advanced to its second Final Four in three seasons

Villanova holds off Texas Tech, advances to second Final Four in three seasons | NBC Sports
Gamesmenship. Intimidation. Scare Tactics. Whatever you want to call it, that's what was happening on Saturday afternoon in the bowels of Boston's TD Garden. Texas Tech's basketball program traveled with a massive speaker to the East Regional.

NCAA tournament Villanova Wildcats keeps their composure and returns to the Final Four | ESPN
The Wildcats weren't at their best on Sunday, but they handled Texas Tech's second-half runs to advance.

Donte DiVincenzo’s put-back dunk is Villanova’s most clutch March Madness moment |
This was nasty.

Fordham transfer finally gets his March Madness moment | New York Post
It was just like Eric Paschall remembered — and everything he hoped it would be.

Jalen Brunson is to Villanova what Derek Jeter was to Yankees |
Villanova's point guard is racking up national player of the year awards.

Like mother, like son: Villanova’s Mikal Bridges saw strength every day growing up and had no choice but to follow suit | The Athletic
Mikal Bridges has a SuperMom.