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Gedaka, Siegrist, and Moore all had great weeks for the Wildcats.

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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! Villanova crushed it this week when it came to individual basketball awards, specifically in the Big East.

For the Women’s team, Mary Gedaka was named the Big East Player of the Week. Against Drexel she put up a jaw dropping 16 points and 16 rebounds, and followed that up with 19 points against St. Joe’s. Also on the Women’s side, Maddy Siegrist won her third Big East Freshman of the Week so far this season. She put up 24 points against Drexel and 23 points vs the Hawks.

On the Men’s side, Justin Moore earned his second consecutive Big East Freshman of the Week. Moore put up 17 against Penn, and followed that up on Saturday with 14 against St. Joe’s. He’s making Jay Wright look like a genius now that he’s won Freshman of the Week in both weeks since moving to a 6th man role off the bench for the Wildcats.

Also in individual awards, Saddiq Bey was named Big 5 player of the week with huge performances of 27 and 22 points against Penn and St. Joe’s. Bey is having a breakout season, now leading Villanova with 16.7 PPG.

The Women’s team is back in action today against Temple, while the Men’s team heads to New Jersey to take on Delaware this Saturday.

In other “news”, Inside Villanova Basketball is back, catching up on other stories around the Big East, and here comes the “Jay Wright to the Knicks” nonsense again. Enjoy!

Villanova Men’s Basketball

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Big East

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NBA Wildcats

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Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo continues to shine defensively | Behind the Buck Pass
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Draymond Green has ambitious plan for Warriors rookie Eric Paschall | NBCS Bay Area
Green believes Paschall’s mentality can go beyond a mere two positions.

Villanova Women’s Basketball

Philly Women’s College Basketball Week in Review – December 9th Edition | Philly College Sports
Maddy Siegrist, Villanova – who had back to back 20-point plus games for the Wildcats posting 24 against Drexel and 23 versus Saint Joseph’s.

Gedaka and Siegrist Earn BIG EAST Honors | Villanova University Athletics
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Villanova Adjacent

Kat Hammock: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
Here’s everything you need to know about The Voice season 17 contestant Kat Hammock, from her original song Legacy to her four older siblings. She was headed to Villanova before the Voice came calling.

College Basketball

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