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Happy Game Day Nova Nation! The 2020 season is finally upon us, and the Villanova Wildcats have their home opener tonight against Army at the Finn. If you won’t be there in person tonight, be sure to follow along here at VUHoops or follow me ( @BrendanReilly37 ) for live tweets from the game.

Along with the return of real games comes the return of our Game Day Poll. And the first one is a question that I don’t think anyone has a real handle on yet. So let’s get right to it Nova Nation:

Poll

Who will lead Villanova in scoring against Army?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    Chris Arcidiacono
    (8 votes)
  • 35%
    Saddiq Bey
    (191 votes)
  • 0%
    Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree
    (5 votes)
  • 0%
    Eric Dixon
    (2 votes)
  • 6%
    Collin Gillespie
    (34 votes)
  • 6%
    Justin Moore
    (37 votes)
  • 34%
    Jeremiah Robinson-Earl
    (183 votes)
  • 13%
    Jermaine Samuels
    (71 votes)
  • 0%
    Brandon Slater
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Cole Swider
    (5 votes)
537 votes total Vote Now

In other “news”, Eric Paschall owns the NBA, Villanova Football drops to #18, and one of Nova’s top 2021 recruiting targets picks Duke. Enjoy!

Villanova Basketball

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Collin Gillespie has missed much of the preseason with a broken nose and freshman Bryan Antoine is out until the end of November, shrinking the Wildcats' guard group.

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Here are the final sixteen teams in my preseason field. The ACC leads the way with four teams on the protected seed lines, while the Big Ten and Big 12 have three teams a piece.

College basketball rankings: Kansas leads Pat Forde's Top 25 | Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated's Pat Forde has a team other than Michigan State atop his preseason NCAA basketball rankings. Forde has Villanova all the way down at #20.

Villanova Basketball Recruiting

A.J. Griffin Commits to Duke Basketball | SI.com
Five-star small forward A.J. Griffin became Duke's first recruit in the class of 2021, choosing the Blue Devils over Villanova, among others. He's the son of a former NBA player and current assistant for the Raptors. Read more.

Villanova vs Army

Military Appreciation Night Highlights 2019-20 Opener Against Army | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova to host Army in season opener Tuesday.

Revamped No. 10 Villanova tips off vs. Army | Yahoo! Sports
The new-look Villanova Wildcats will open their 2019-20 season Tuesday when Army visits the Main Line for the first time ever on Tuesday. The No. 10-ranked Wildcats, who have won two national championships since 2016, will be challenged to replace forward Eric Paschall and guard Phil Booth. Paschall

NBA Wildcats

Eric Paschall did something no Warriors rookie has for over two decades | KNBR-AF
The Warriors drafted Stephen Curry. They drafted Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Harrison Barnes too. Before that there was Jason Richardson, Monta Ellis and Gilbert Arenas.

Eric Paschall already playing Warriors’ spokesperson for injury-riddled team | SFChronicle.com
Just six games into his NBA career, Eric Paschall is already being asked to be the spokesperson for the injury-riddled Warriors.

Steve Kerr playfully jabs Jay Wright after Eric Paschall’s career game | Warriors Wire
After his 34-point, 13-rebound night, Steve Kerr couldn't help but to poke a little fun at rookie Eric Paschall's head coach at Villanova.

Warriors rookie Eric Paschall is on fire and Steph Curry loves it | SFGate
Warriors rookie forward Eric Paschall impressed in his first few games in a Warriors uniform, but the first quarter of Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers felt like his real breakout moment.

Eric Paschall powers Warriors to joyful win over Blazers | SFChronicle.com
Paschall, the rookie from Villanova, had 36 points and 13 rebounds to pace Golden State on a night the Warriors used a 15-2, fourth-quarter run to pull away for the win.

Eric Paschall scores rookie season high on his birthday in Warriors' win | NBA.com
The Warriors didn't have Stephen Curry. Or Klay Thompson. Or Draymond Green. Or D'Angelo Russell. But they did have Eric Paschall on his birthday. The rookie forward celebrated with a massive 34.

Fathers know best that their three Maverick sons earned their way to the NBA | The Official Home of the Dallas Mavericks
The Mavericks have a pretty cool three-man fraternity in Seth Curry, Jalen Brunson and Tim Hardaway Jr.

Villanova Football

STATS FCS Top 25: UNI rises to No. 5 | STATS FCS Football
Villanova Football falls to #18 after third consecutive loss.

Villanova Athletics

Villanova, La Salle advance to women’s soccer conference semifinals | Brotherly Game
La Salle and Nova both advanced after winning quarterfinals at home 1-0 over the weekend

City Six 2019-20 women’s basketball preview | Philadelphia Inquirer
Penn looks to contend again in the Ivy League. Villanova looks to send Harry Perretta out a winner.

Wildcats Have Three Earn All-BIG EAST Team Honors | Villanova University Athletics
New York, N.Y.- The Villanova Wildcats had three named to All-BIG EAST Teams as announced by the conference office this afternoon. Sophomore Brice McInroy earned

Rowing Has Strong Showing at 1969 Cup | Villanova University Athletics
Villanova competed in the inaugural 1969 Cup Saturday on Mercer Lake in Windsor, NJ. The event was hosted by Delaware to celebrate 50 years of women's athletics

College Basketball

Complete Guide to College Basketball's 2019 Champions Classic | Bleacher Report
What better way to start the 2019-20 men's college basketball season than with the Top Four teams in the AP poll — No. 1 Michigan State, No. 2 Kentucky, No. 3 Kansas and No...

College Basketball's Team-by-Team Injury Report for the 2019-20 Season | Stadium
Bryan Antoine is the lone Wildcat on the list.

Texas guard Andrew Jones ready for ‘significant’ minutes after cancer treatment | NBC Sports
Jones hasn't played real minutes since Dec. 2017.

College basketball’s top 100 players for 2019-20 season: No. 50 through No. 1 | SBNation.com
From a guard out of Siena to Michigan State’s veteran leader, here are the top 50 players in college basketball for the 2019-2020 season. No Wildcats in the Top 50.

2020 NBA Mock Draft: Eight projected first-round picks will be playing in Champions Classic doubleheader | CBSSports.com
Plenty of NBA talent will be on display at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday

College basketball picks: Expert predictions for the Final Four and national champion of 2020 NCAA Tournament | CBSSports.com
Here's who we think will make it to the final weekend of March Madness and who will cut down the nets in Atlanta