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Happy Tuesday Nova Nation! We’ve got about a million links today, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Villanova is currently falling into most “expert” brackets as a low 6 seed or high 7 seed. But climbing back up to the five, or even the four line isn’t completely out of reach yet. That starts with tomorrow night’s game against currently projected 3 seed Marquette. Look for more on all of this in “Quad Goals” later today.

In other news, Villanova is the most expensive neighborhood, Jay Wright talks with Hart and Spellman about the NBA, and the 2016 Championship game was near perfection. Enjoy!

Villanova loses to Xavier

Xavier Musketeers: Defensive identity found against Villanova Sunday | Cincinnati.com
Riding a four-game win streak, Xavier may have found its truest identity in an upset of No. 17 Villanova on Sunday

How did Xavier do it? | Banners On The Parkway
Beating Villanova has long been this program’s insurmountable hurdle, but yesterday they got it done.

Villanova’s inconsistency, poor shooting result in three-game slide and exit from Top 25 | The Inquirer
The Wildcats are playing inconsistent basketball, struggling with their shooting and not playing well enough on defense. But Jay Wright says it's a good learning process.

Villanova Basketball

Here are 7 of the most versatile college basketball players | NCAA.com
Not all of these guys are star players, but they do everything well. Here are five of the most versatile guys in college basketball.

AUDIO: Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright: Josh Hart and Omari Spellman | PodBean
Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright, Presented by Hartford Funds.

UNC, Villanova National Championship Was Almost Perfect Says Jim Nantz | Heavy.com
Broadcaster, Jim Nantz tells Heavy.com's Brandon 'Scoop B' Robinson about the time he almost called a perfect game.

Big East Conference wildly difficult to figure out and maybe not good | CBB Today
The Big East Conference has managed to stave any such criticisms during the 2018-19 college basketball season. If we're being...

AUDIO: CBB Today Podcast — The Streak, Villanova, Tom Crean and Ole Miss | CBB Today
College basketball topics include Kansas looking through the glass at the Big 12, Villanova being only OK, Tom Crean's harsh words to his players and the entire Ole Miss...

Villanova Adjacent

The Most Expensive Neighborhood in Every State in America | San Antonio Express-News
Beyond being one of the nation's meccas for college basketball, Villanova, PA is an affluent community filled with gigantic homes.

Pro Linebacker From Danbury Returns Home as Guest of Honor | i95rock.com
NFL pro linebacker and Danbury High alum, Austin Calitro received a special celebratory welcome home.

College Basketball

Ole Miss managing racial controversy as SEC goes off rails | Yahoo! Sports
If you thought the SEC only saved its controversies for football season, guess again.

500 reasons losing league record shouldn't keep teams NCAA Tournament | Sporting News
No team with a losing league record should be allowed to enter the NCAAs an at-large selection.

Rankings

NCAA Basketball Power Rankings: Gonzaga tops the list, Texas Tech rises | Busting Brackets
With a new week of NCAA basketball arriving, who are the top teams in the nation. Check out this edition of our national power rankings.

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga leads Andy Katz's new Power 36 | NCAA.com
The new No. 1 is also now maybe the team to beat. This is the Power 36, Andy Katz's weekly college basketball rankings.

Wofford basketball is ranked in AP Top 25 poll for first time in school history | NCAA.com
The Wofford Terriers cracked the Top 25 for the first time in program history, coming in at No. 24 on the Associated Press list and an hour or so later at No. 25 on the USA Today coaches' list.

USA TODAY releases Week 16 Coaches Poll | 247 Sports
.For the third week this season, the Gonzaga Bulldogs held down the top spot in the USA TODAY Coaches Poll, released Monday.

College basketball rankings: Gonzaga usurps Duke at No 1 | SI.com
Duke's return to No. 1 wound up being a short one, but that was far from the only change to hit our new top 25.

Bubbles and Brackets

Bracketology: Michigan State's win over Michigan causes some shuffling among No. 2 seeds | CBSSports.com
The Wolverines' loss to their in-state rival dropped them from the top No. 2 seed

Stadium's NCAA Tournament Projections – Monday, Feb. 25 | Stadium
We talk a lot about the bubble teams and why they are in and why they are out of the field.

March Madness bracket: Kentucky replaces Tennessee as a one seed | SI.com
For the first time all season, Tennessee is not a No. 1 seed in our NCAA tournament bracket projection. Where did the dust settle after the weekend?