Happy Thursday Nova Nation! It’s a busy day for yours truly over at the “real job”, so let’s get straight to the links. But first, congratulations to the Cats on their best start to Big East play since 2010. Villanova is now 8-0, still holding onto a half game lead over 8-1 Marquette. The Wildcats take on Georgetown at home this weekend as they try to remain undefeated for the first half of Big East play.
In other “news” Nova Ices DePaul, Nova’s 1-Seed history, and Ed Sfida is the hero I never knew I had. Enjoy!
Villanova defeats DePaul
Villanova solidifies its ninth consecutive win, defeating DePaul | The Inquirer
The Wildcats had a hot start in the second half en route to a 17-point lead and held off a late rally to defeat the Blue Demons, 86-74
Paschall, Booth lead No. 14 Villanova over DePaul, 86-74 | FOX Sports
Eric Paschall scored 20 points, Phil Booth added 19 points and eight assists, and No. 14 Villanova won its ninth straight game by beating DePaul 86-74
Survive and Advance: Talking NCAA Basketball W/Brian Rauf from Fansided, Kentucky rolls on, Big Ten struggles, Villanova a contender again? | The Grueling Truth
Join Mike Goodpaster and Steve Risley as they welcome Brian Rauf from fan sided to talk about the week in college basketball.
From Villanova to being Joe Buck’s stat guy, Ed Sfida makes a living by finding the telling detail | The Inquirer
If he’s not home or in a television booth, Sfida is probably in an airport.
NCAA tournament: All-time No. 1 seeds, teams, history | NCAA.com
Here is the list of every No. 1 seed in NCAA tournament history and how each did since the 1978-79 season.
College basketball: How worried should Kansas, Indiana be? | SI.com
With less than two months remaining until the NCAA tournament, which teams that struggled in January should be most concerned about their March outlook?