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State of the Nova Nation Podcast: Big Game Jermaine, Senior Salute, and Bring on Those Bulldogs!

On a night dedicated to the seniors, sophomore Jermaine Samuels came through in a really big way.

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State of the Nova Nation Podcast VU Hoops

Update: Over the next few days we will be moving platforms from Pod-O-Matic to Megaphone. We’re going to have the show available on all the major platforms—even a few more than we currently do now—and we’re hoping that we can even get current subscribers to transfer also, but you may need to re-follow/re-subscribe to the podcast once we make the switch. We’re partnering up with Vox Media/SB Nation and joining their sports podcast network, and we’re excited for it, and hopefully we’ll have all the technical stuff sorted out in time for next week’s episodes. We’ll keep you updated once we figure that out!

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Episode Description: Jermaine Samuels had the biggest game of his career, so far, dialing up a red-hot 29-point performance. On a night dedicated to the Villanova Wildcats’ seniors, Samuels led the way and stole the show in the victory over the No. 10-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles. We discuss what went right vs. what wasn’t working during the three-game losing streak that ‘Nova has now broken. Shoutout to Samuels, as well as the five seniors ‘Nova honored--Phil Booth, Eric Paschall, Joe Cremo, Peyton Heck, and Tim Delaney. With the win, the ‘Cats even up the season series with the Golden Eagles. If ‘Nova is able to catch up and tie Marquette in the standings--as long as St. John’s finishes third--the ‘Cats can snatch back the No. 1 seed in the Big East Tournament. Obviously, Marquette would have to lose one more, and ‘Nova has to win out, but the regular season title and top-seed is not gone yet. After playing the final game at the Finn this season, the ‘Cats will prepare to play one last one at the Wells Fargo Center, when they take on the Butler Bulldogs on Saturday.