Happy New Year Nova Nation! Hope you all had a fun and safe celebration last night as we roll into the year 2020. For Villanova, it’s been an amazing decade, arguably their best one yet. Two National Championships, Five Big East Championships, Four Big East Tournament Titles, and Six Big 5 Championships. Not too shabby. Side note to anyone who wants to tell me it’s not a new decade, it’s semantics based on when you start counting a decade. Let’s just say the last 10 years have been pretty swell and move on!
Naturally things are moving a little slow today with everyone being up late last night. Not too much news, but there’s one thing I wanted to leave you with before we go. It was a pretty great New Year’s Eve for yours truly, but it got even better when Villanova posted this video:
A look back at some of the memorable plays from the decade! pic.twitter.com/rtIRlmy0tp— Villanova MBB (@NovaMBB) December 31, 2019
In other “news”, Villanova Women’s Basketball falls to Creighton, KenPom predicts Butler to win the Big East, and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl has a lot of NBA upside. Enjoy!
Villanova Men’s Basketball
Villanova vs. Xavier 2019 game recap final score | Big East Coast Bias
Death. Taxes. Villanova in Big East home games.
No. 10 Villanova 68, Xavier 62: Stats, highlights and reaction from the Wildcats' win in their Big East opener | Chicago Tribune
VILLANOVA, Penn. On opening night in the Big East, Villanova's Collin Gillespie provided experience, leadership, tenacity and a measure of calm Monday night in
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is an example of true NBA upside | Fansided
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl isn't going to be a star, but his skill set and projection are what should be a reasonable expectation of NBA potential and upside.
KenPom: Predicting the champion in all 32 college basketball conferences | The Athletic
A year ago, Ken Pomeroy correctly predicted who would win 21 of the 32 conference regular-season titles. Villanova has a 20% chance to win the Big East, behind's KenPom's pick of Butler at 55%.
No. 11 Butler blows 23-point lead, survives St. John's 60-58 | NBC Sports
Butler survived a late rally from St. John's to capture a Big East road win as the No. 11 Bulldogs continued their strong early-season start.
Phoenix Suns should involve Mikal Bridges more | Valley of the Suns
After early season struggles Mikal Bridges has recovered and should become a more important part if the Phoenix Suns' offense going forward.
Villanova Women’s Basketball
Villanova Downed By Creighton In Women’s Basketball | Philly College Sports
The Villanova Wildcats women’s basketball team closed out the 2019 calendar year with a loss to the Creighton Bluejays 58 – 42 at the Finn.
Wildcats Beaten Convincingly at Home | The Villanovan
Villanova closed out the decade with a forgettable performance against Creighton on Tuesday afternoon, falling, 58-42, in the Finneran Pavilion.
WILDCATS FALL TO CREIGHTON IN BIG EAST CONTEST | Villanova University Athletics
VILLANOVA, PA. – In women's basketball action on Tuesday afternoon, the Villanova Wildcats fell to the visiting Creighton Bluejays by a score of 58-42. With the
Two factors that will help predict the 2020 Final Four teams | ESPN
As the calendar turns to 2020, these factors can help you identify the serious Final Four teams right now.