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Happy Thanksgiving Nova Nation! I hope you all get to spend today with friends and family as we get a chance to celebrate everything we’re thankful for. We here at VU Hoops are especially thankful for all of you that come here to share your love of Villanova Basketball with us. So enjoy your Thanksgiving, thank you for being a part of the VU Hoops Community, and we’ll be back tomorrow with a preview of Villanova’s Sunday matchup with Ashley Howard and the La Salle Explorers.


In other “news”, Villanova is inducting Gary Buchanan into their Hall of Fame, Eric Pashcall and Omari Spellman had big games against Ryan Arcidiacono’s Bulls, and a preview of tomorrow’s Volleyball Semi-Final. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

2020-21 College Basketball Early Season Holiday Tournaments | Blogging the Bracket
Next year is Villanova's ultimate shot at revenge as they take on Baylor, Michigan, and NC State in the 2K Empire Classic.

College basketball transfer rankings for 2020-21 and 2021-22 | ESPN
It's college basketball's version of free agency. We've ranked the top players seeking new homes (and those sitting out). Caleb Daniels comes in at #14

2020 NBA Draft Prospects | Hashtag Basketball
Meet the top 30 prospects of the 2020 NBA Draft. Robinson-Earl comes in at #9.

Big East

Big East Basketball Power Rankings: Butler, DePaul remain undefeated
With Feast Week in full swing, where does each Big East basketball team stand in the conference's power rankings? Only two unbeaten teams remain. Villanova is back at #1

Long-dormant DePaul off to most promising start in 33 years | The Fanatic
Despite losing its top three scorers from last year to graduation, including 6-6 Max Strus, a Hickory Hill product who averaged a brisk 20 points per game in his senior year, and being placed on a seemingly harsh, if not excessive, three-year probation for a relatively minor self-reported recruiting violation — a sanction in which school officials respectfully disagreed — the DePaul Blue Demons (7-0) are off to their best start since Joey Meyer’s fifth-ranked squad opened the 1986-87 season by winning its first sixteen games.

NBA Wildcats

Eric Paschall’s 25 points lead Warriors to 104-90 win over Bulls | Golden State Of Mind
Alec Burks had 23 pts and 10 reb to help the Dubs overcome Zach Lavine’s 36 pts in Chase Center. GSW held CHI to 38% shooting in a gritty team effort.

Klay Thompson invades postgame interview, asks about ‘them dunks’ | KNBR-AF
Klay Thompson, serving as a guest sideline reporter for the day, took Kerith Burke’s place and jumped in to interview Omari Spellman after the Warriors’ 104-90 victory over the Bulls at Chase Center on Wednesday.

Steve Kerr breaks clipboard and bleeds, Omari Spellman and the jumbo lineup respond for a rare Warriors win | The Athletic
Spellman finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds and keyed the Warriors' comeback against the Bulls.

Moore: Malik Allen can’t stay away from the Heat | Burlington County Times
The former Shawnee High and Villanova standout is an assistant coach in Miami, where he began his NBA playing career.

Milwaukee Bucks: Brown and DiVincenzo hot start justifies Brogdon trade | Dairyland Express
After the Milwaukee Bucks traded Malcolm Brogdon this offseason, there was plenty of complaints from the fan base, but DiVincenzo and Brown have been great.

Villanova Football

Villanova Opens Postseason Play at Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday Afternoon | Villanova University Athletics
VILLANOVA, Pa.—Postseason play has officially arrived for No. 8 Villanova (9-3), which travels to Southeastern Louisiana (7-4) out of the Southland Conference for

Hodge dominates in breakout season | Pocono Record
Hodge is the first Villanova wide receiver to break 1,000 yards receiving since 1999, and his 59 receptions are tied for 14th-most with famed Philadelphia Eagles running back Brian Westbrook’s 2000 and 2001 season totals.

FCS Playoffs: Villanova at Southeastern Louisiana
FCS First-Round Playoff

Villanova Athletics

Villanova Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class | Villanova University Athletics
VILLANOVA, Pa.— The next crop of athletes to be inducted into the Villanova University Varsity Club Hall of Fame was announced on Wednesday, Nov. 27, with the unveiling

2019 Big East Volleyball Semifinals Preview: Marquette vs Villanova | Anonymous Eagle
The Golden Eagles and the Wildcats meet with a spot in the title game on the line.

Sonia O’Sullivan at 50: It felt like I would keep running fast, forever | The Irish Times
Turning 50, I have finally reconciled with myself that I truly love to run.

Villanova Sweeps La Salle After Quick Invite Turnaround | Swim Swam
Villanova's men's and women's teams picked up victories on Tuesday, with the men winning 172-126 and the women winning 187-106.

College Basketball

2019 Maui Invitational scores, bracket, results: Kansas outlasts Dayton in OT to clinch third title |
The Jayhawks added another Maui title to their collection on Wednesday after a tough fight from the Flyers