Huuuuuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaaay! You’ve probably heard it a bunch this week, but Villanova and Kansas have a pretty similar roster makeup.
Elite floor general (Jalen Brunson, Devonte’ Graham)? Check.
Playmaker on the wing (Mikal Bridges, Malik Newman)? Check.
Impact frontline player (Omari Spellman, Udoka Azubuike)? Check.
It should be a great game, but Jay Wright seems to be seeing his own team on the scouting report, which isn’t making him love the matchup. That’s understandable given how successful he’s been.
And now, the “news.”
Villanova coach Jay Wright 'not so excited' to play doppelganger KU basketball | The Topeka Capital-Journal
Jay Wright didn’t ask a question, but the Villanova basketball coach went out of his way to call in and listen to Bill Self’s teleconference Monday afternoon.He wanted to hear what his Kansas counterpart had to say, and he left with a lot to digest.
Who has helped their NBA draft stock most in 2018 NCAA Tournament? | NBA.com
Jalen Brunson is movin' on up.
Who might replace Chris Mack at Xavier? | The Athletic
It's almost certainly going to be longtime assistant Travis Steele, but yeah Ashley Howard's name is in here too.
Villanova stands as clear favorite of Final Four teams | SI.com
Villanova struggled to make shots against Texas Tech but still emerged victorious. College basketball analyst Jason Capel expects the Wildcats to use their depth and versatility to win their second national championship in three seasons.
Villanova's Jay Wright and Loyola's Porter Moser: Final Fours and Italian cuisine | Philly.com
Italian dinner square-offs between Rollie Massimino and Tony Barone is how the two met nearly 25 years ago.
Count on Villanova to stop Loyola short of March Madness miracle | New York Post
Jay Wright wins for the second time in three years, gets a whole bunch of new suits, ’cause he wears them once then he throws them away. It’s his world, we’re just passing through it, he’s got it all — he’s got the cologne, he’s got no nose hairs, he’s got a nose hair commercial coming up. He’s a class guy, he’s a great ambassador for college basketball.
Kansas' Vick, Villanova's Booth, Loyola Chicago's Richardson, Michigan's Simpson lead Final Four impact players | NCAA.com
They may be unsung heroes, but these players that make or break the Final Four for their teams.
Four reasons why Villanova is the national title favorite | USA TODAY
All four teams in San Antonio are capable of winning the national title, there are reasons why coach Jay Wright's Villanova Wildcats are No. 1
2018 NFL Draft Prospect Interview - Trey Johnson, Villanova | Scout Team Podcast
The Villanova defensive back is on the rise as the NFL Draft approaches.
Men's Lax: Khan Earns BIG EAST Freshman of the Week, Seibel to Honor Roll | Villanova.com
Keegan Khan earns Freshman of the Week after netting six goals during the Wildcats 13-12 overtime win against Fairfield. Danny Seibel also found the back of the cage six times on Saturday and earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Amid March Madness, Villanova University surpasses $750M in gifts for capital campaign | Philadelphia Business Journal
The Wildcat's 2016 NCAA championship certainly helped, but it wasn't the only reason the university's blew past its $600 million goal.
Airbnb rejects charge of 'astronomical' price gouging for Villanova fans | PhillyVoice
'Watchdog' claims Final Four weekend highlights alarming trend.