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Round 2... fight!

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Happy Wednesday Nova Nation! Technically this news broke late on Monday, but we now know that the Wildcats will host the Wolverines in a rematch of last season’s National Championship. In fact, Villanova will play both of their opponents from the 2018 Final Four before the end of the year. Guess they didn’t get enough the first time around!

This will be the first time that college basketball has seen a Championship rematch since Butler and Duke faced off for a second time in 2010. That time the previous year’s Champion also won the rematch. Here’s hoping history repeats itself!

Outside of Michigan State, this was the best available opponent the Wildcats could have faced in the Gavitt Games. Villanova will now potentially have three to four ranked teams on its non-conference schedule, which should help with seeding at the end of the season.

In other “news”, NBA Draft Combine talk, Omari Spellman is staying trim, coaches aren’t as good at recruiting as Jay Wright, and some nerd does math with basketball. Enjoy!

Villanova, Michigan scheduled for national title game rematch next college basketball season | NCAA.com
The Wolverines will visit Villanova on Nov. 14 as part of the fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, a series of matchups pitting the Big Ten against the Big East.

NBA Draft Combine primer: Mystery prospects to watch, biggest early-entry questions | NBA | Sporting News
We're just two weeks away from DiVincenzo and Spellman making a decision.

Villanova’s Omari Spellman Shares Secrets To His Weight Loss Success | CBS Philly
Omari Spellman dropped nearly 50 pounds from his 6-foot nine-and-a-half-inch frame.

High-profile new coaches face challenges on the recruiting trail | ESPN
Chris Mack has his work cut out at Louisville. Can he fight through the cloud of scandal left behind by Rick Pitino to lure top recruits to the Cardinals?

College Basketball 'Draft Model Starter Kit' Database - The Stepien
This is what happens when a nerd and a sport fall deeply in love...