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Paschall to honor Wright, Burger Boys, three-point lines, Dana O’Neil, and more!

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I was in a debate yesterday, defending the honor of the Big East. Unsurprisingly, the uninitiated only see the product of what happens in March (which should’ve been my cue to just walk away, especially because that probably means they don’t watch too much college hoops).

Then, I saw this gem about an hour later, and I wish I had it in front of me. Haters will say it’s fake, but numbers never lie, right?

Anyways, Happy Friday! And now, “the news”:

Jay Wright continues to play the long game, and Villanova keeps rolling along | The Athletic
The Wildcats have won 11 of their last 12 and trailed only Seton Hall in the loaded Big East.

2020 McDonald's All-American Game roster: North Carolina leads way with four recruits in game, Duke with three - CBSSports.com
Eight of the top 10 players in the 2020 class have been selected to the annual showcase game

College basketball power rankings: Seton Hall, Louisville rise - Sports Illustrated
This week's Sports Illustrated college basketball power rankings saw plenty of moment in the Top 25.

Warriors' Eric Paschall credits rise to Jay Wright at 'Coaching Corps' | NBCS Bay Area
Warriors rookie Eric Paschall will honor his college coach, Villanova's Jay Wright at the Coaching Corps Game Changer awards this week.

Extended 3-Point Arc Is Contributing to Unpredictable College Basketball Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The NCAA extended the men's college basketball three-point arc from 20 feet, 9 inches to 22 feet, 1 ¾ inches this offseason, resulting in both a significant decrease in three-point ...

A Road Trip to Providence Awaits the Wildcats - Villanova University Athletics
The Wildcats face Providence Saturday at 1 p.m. at Dunkin Donuts Center.